On the 76th anniversary of her death at Auschwitz-Birkenau on October 23, 1943, TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the mysterious case of Franceska Mann.
Produced in 1943 the German weapon was probably used for training purposes before sinking to the lake’s bottom decades ago.
Nine Polish citizens, honoured with the Righteous Among the Nations distinction for helping Jews during World War Two, and a Polish state delegation met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old Israeli actress and former model said she picked on the story of Irena Sendler, the Polish nurse and social worker who during WWII smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto, because she wanted to bring the ‘inspirational story to life’.
The discovery of the remains of the unknown soldier follow the unearthing of two more skeletons in recent weeks.
Władysław Bartoszewski was one of the most extraordinary Poles of the 20th Century. A decorated soldier, resistance fighter against both Nazism and Communism, journalist and former Minister of Foreign Affairs - he worked to heal German-Polish relations when Poland finally regained its freedom.Discover the full story of this remarkable man from one of Poland's best English-language historians, Dr. Alexandra Richie who - by a curious turn of history - happens to be Władysław Bartoszewski's daughter-in-law.
Used to hold French and later Polish officers, the 140 metre tunnel in northwest Poland makes it even longer than the one at the Stalag Luft III camp made famous by the film The Great Escape.
Author Alexandra Richie gives the first in a major 3-part series of interviews on Polish history. In this episode you'll find out from the author of 'Warsaw 1944' how the Warsaw Uprising ended.
The completely intact cannon was one of thousands of weapons left behind during the evacuation of Dunkirk. After the fall of France, many of these guns ended up in German hands.
While the seven episode WWII mini-series by Peter Bowker includes action and historic battles, such as the Siege of Warsaw, Dunkirk, and the Battle of Britain, the focus of the story is on the characters and how their lives change against the backdrop of great human tragedy.