Measuring between 1.3 to 1.5 metres long and 50cm in depth, the cylindrical metal canister was found in the conservatory of an 18th century palace used by Hitler’s SS as a brothel.
At a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart, Polish president Andrzej Duda said there was a chilling similarity between the atrocities being committed by Putin’s forces and those carried out by the Nazis.
Entitled ‘Women working for the SS’ the project tells the shocking story of how the 200-plus women were able to take part in the largest recorded mass murder in history during the day and then return home, relax and have fun with SS men after work.
The works in question were sketched by Polish artist Adolf Kozarski who died in 1911 aged 75 and are two of a set of 21 works by Kozarski bought by the National Museum in Warsaw in 1925.
Developed by Hitler’s scientists to attack Allied cities in retaliation for their bombings of German cities, the V-2 rocket dubbed ‘Hitler’s Wonder Weapon’ was discovered in the village of Mokre in eastern Poland.
Thought to contain WWII secrets including traitors, the archive believed to be inside the Bond-like underworld complex has been described as ‘an invaluable source of information about the dark times of the WWII occupation.’
The dig at an old orangery in the palace grounds in the village of Minkowskie is being carried out by the Silesian Bridge Foundation which says it has a war diary written by a Waffen SS officer at the end of the war.
Treasure hunters say they have located 10 tonnes of Nazi gold worth nearly half a billion pounds that was stolen by SS chief Heinrich Himmler at the end of WWII in order to establish a Fourth Reich.
The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising had no chance of succeeding despite aid from the Polish underground, British historian Roger Moorhouse told PAP on Monday.
Erected at the end of March 1942, the canteen was where members of the SS garrison would go to eat, drink and be entertained after clocking off from killing shifts. Dagmar Kopijasz from the foundation that is trying to save the building, said it was an integral part of the camp as much as the red-brick buildings of the Auschwitz main camp and the wooden barracks of Birkenau.