VIDEO: The film about a Jewish man from the Warsaw ghetto who finds himself working as a waiter in a luxury hotel in Hitler’s Third Reich by pretending to be French while sleeping with German women before brutally discarding them as revenge for the murder of his family has opened in cinemas.
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.
This weekend signals one of Wrocław’s stranger anniversaries - the construction in 1948 of a 106-metre tall spire which was promoted as a victory of Polish technology and a symbol of Polish Wrocław. But then it was hit by lightning…
From discos to bat sanctuaries and art galleries, old bomb shelters have seen a renaissance across Poland.
The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, passed a resolution on Wednesday urging Germany to accept political, historical, legal and financial responsibilities for starting World War Two.
US Congressman Steve Cohen has apologised for recent statements suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust, which evoked hefty protests from the Polish ambassador in the US, the Polish-American Kosciuszko Foundation and the Warsaw-based Institute for National Remembrance (IPN).
US Democratic congressman Steve Cohen has come in for criticism after saying “it was not just Nazi, Germany; it was Poland where some of these more severe, serious concentration camps were Auschwitz and Birkenau."
To deal with the trauma he had endured, Thomas Geve recorded his memories by putting them on paper. Now for the first time, more than 80 of his sketches are presented alongside his narrative of events in The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz, written with journalist Charlie Inglefield.
Baedeker’s sinister travel guide has been described as “one of the most extraordinary documents in the history of both travel literature and WWII”.
The appointment of the ambassador was allegedly delayed owing to concerns about his father’s wartime role.
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