As touching as it is troubling, the exhibition looks set to be remembered as one of the most powerful ever to be presented by POLIN. Novel in its topic matter, and clear in its message, it finishes by lingering on the point, “thou shalt not be indifferent”.
Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, daffodils have become synonymous with the beginning of spring. But in Poland, they have yet another meaning - the commemoration of the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has honoured the bravery of the Warsaw Ghetto insurgents on the 80th anniversary of the uprising.
Ahead of tomorrow’s 80th anniversary of the largest ever Jewish armed resistance against Nazi-German oppression, TFN’s Stuart Dowell takes a look at the life of the Uprising’s leader, Mordechaj Anielewicz.
The Jewish Historical Institute is now calling for the square to be renamed in honour of Rachel Auerbach, a member of the Oneg Shabbat group, a social activist who ran a people's kitchen in the Warsaw Ghetto, and documented the Holocaust.
Isaac Herzog, the Israeli president, will pay a visit to Poland to mark the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Polish foreign ministry spokesman has said.
One of the most prominent Polish immigrants active in London in the early 1900s, Klemens Wierzbicki’s grave was rediscovered by chance after both his UK-based great-granddaughter Veronica Ward and a group of London-based Polish researcher-historians were put in touch by a worker at St Patrick's Cemetary in Leyton.
The 200-odd photographs called The Capital of Rassalski document the condition of Warsaw after the war: the destruction, the buildings that survived, everyday life, as well as the work to rebuild the city and the celebrations that took place in the capital.
VIDEO: The 59 black and white photographs were not taken by German photoreporters from a propaganda company but by a regular soldier, although which unit he served with and what specifically he was doing in Warsaw remains a mystery.
As a soldier of the National Military Organisation and the Home Army, Ryszard Witkowski whose nom de guerre was Orliński, used the Leica camera to record German railway transports, patriotic underground events, the activities of Home Army soldiers in Milanowek, the exodus of refugees from Warsaw and the destroyed city after the Uprising.