Made on the grounds of the palace in Kluczkowice, the figurine of the Egyptian god of death is believed to have bene first brought to Poland by the palace’s former owners.
Known at the time as Schloss Wartenberg, it was constructed as a summer residence for senior SS officer Otto von Wachter, the governor of the Kraków District in Hans Frank's General Government.
Whilst it cannot be disputed that Warsaw paid a heavy price for the death of SS beast Franz Kutschera, it should also be remembered that public executions ceased two weeks after the action.
The welded-shut containers containing SS documents and personal belongings including a model train set were part of a treasure haul of around 70 boxes and packages hidden by one or more German families in a walled-off basement of a building in the Lower Silesian city nearly 80 years ago.
Said to be written by an SS officer in 1947, the letter is the first documentary evidence that Raphael’s Portrait of a Young Man was transported at the end of the war from Kraków to Germany.
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.