After a local newspaper published a series of photos inviting readers to share their memories of ‘Polish Anna’, no one expected it would set in motion a train of online sleuthing which revealed her shocking wartime ordeal as a slave labourer in Nazi Germany and the destruction of her village in Poland as part of Hitler’s Lebensraum plan to exterminate Poles from the Zamość region.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday he was outraged to learn of an anti-Polish slogan written in the Ukrainian village of Huta Pieniacka, where many Poles perished at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists during World War II.
With clues suggesting that Auschwitz beast Josef Mengele may have also stood trial in the little town of Świdnica, author Agnieszka Dobkiewicz said: “Something extraordinary happened in 1946 in a small town near Gross-Rosen, something that stands to change our knowledge of Mengele’s immediate post-war life. Certainly, it now seems plausible that he returned to this former concentration camp because of an unfinished affair…”
The court ruled that the 93-year-old “took part in the whole mass murder, helping your commanders, watching people die of hunger, disease and entering the crematorium from which they never left. You had to see the corpses because the corpses lay everywhere.”
The identity of the 93-year-old former female concentration camp guard is being withheld from the public so that she does not go in to hiding as Poland’s IPN issues a European Arrest Warrant.
The location of 28 tonnes of Nazi-era gold hidden by the Waffen SS in the dying days of World War Two has been pinpointed to an aristocratic palace in Lower Silesia.
The 13 lessons from the Auschwitz Museum are presented in both English and Polish and describe the fate of the 150,000 Poles in detail using text, photographs, prisoners records, mug shots, transport lists, site plans, quotes, prisoner art work and charts.
The reconstruction at the site of the Nazi leader’s Wolf’s Lair HQ, used archive documents, photographs, witness testimony and the knowledge of local guides to recreate the room as it was in July 1944.
The gold worth billions of euros as well as other valuables are said to be 60 metres underground at the bottom of a disused well in the grounds of the Hochberg Palace in Roztoka, near Wałbrzych. The claim comes from a 75-year-old diary which describes the operation to hide treasure controlled by SS chief Heinrich Himmler.
Over 1,000 men, women and children were slaughtered in an area on the outskirts of the town of Chojnice in north Poland by Hitler’s executioners who later burned the bodies in ditches.