After months of meticulous research, author Sylwia Winnik gathered together eight accounts of children who spent part of their childhood in the German prison in occupied Warsaw for her new book Dzieci z Pawiaka (The Children from Pawiak). TFN’s Stuart Dowell met her to find out more.
"We are honouring the fallen in this unequal fight and paying homage to all Holocaust victims," the Polish prime minister wrote in a letter read out during observances of the 77th anniversary of a prisoner revolt at the Treblinka Nazi death camp on Sunday.
Evelyn Fine plans to lay two stolpersteine, brass-faced cobblestones that contain the name, date of birth and, when available, the date and location of death and location of death, outside the old family home which still stands in Grajewo in memory of her great-grandparents who lived there.
The exhibition explores the fascinating and tragic history of a city district that refused to die.
"Treblinka Through the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg," an exhibition of sculptures by a witness to German crimes committed in the Treblinka extermination camp, built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during WWII, can be viewed online from Sunday.
When Samuel Willenberg was 70 years old, he enrolled on a sculpture course and turned his experiences into art by creating 15 sculptures that show traumatic events that he either witnessed or was directly involved in at the German extermination camp.
The horror discovery was made at the site of the lesser-known Treblinka I forced labour camp where around 20,000 people were imprisoned of which around 10,000 died from exhaustion, injury or execution.
Poland's Foreign Ministry, on its Twitter account on Thursday, thanked Netflix Polska for the quick reaction on its documentary series about a notorious guard at the Nazi-German Treblinka death camp.
In a statement, the network said it would “make it clearer that the extermination and concentration camps in Poland were built and operated by the German Nazi regime who invaded the country and occupied it from 1939-1945.”
In a letter to the company’s CEO Reed Hastings, the PM scolded the network’s recent documentary series The Devil Next Door for “obfuscating historical facts” including a map which “falsely places several German Nazi concentration camps within modern-day Poland’s borders.”