The story, which is being told in the 70th year since rebuilding was officially completed, is an important one as perhaps no other city in history has had to handle, process and use as much rubble as Warsaw did in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Dating from between the 16th and 19th century, the director of the National Museum in Gdańsk described the collection as being ‘entwined with the museum’s DNA’. He said: “It is with this collection that the whole institution began.”
Using the social media platform to teach young people who don’t want to read books, Tova Friedman said: “Here they are, listening.”
Operation Arsenal, which took place 80 years ago today, was to go down in history as one of the most daring prison breaks of the Second Word War. And yet few have ever heard of it. TFN's Joanna Jasińska looks back at the events surrounding one of WWII's lesser-known bitter-sweet triumphs.
The Museum of Warsaw is taking a look at the rebuilding of the Polish capital after World War II. After the city was decimated by the German occupiers, all that was left was rubble and a population of under 20,000, down from 1.3 million before the war.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, came to a small village in the south-east of the country on Friday to honour a Polish family that was executed for sheltering Jews during World War Two.
Aid given by Poles to Jews persecuted by German Holocaust perpetrators is an important part of our historical memory, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, wrote to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance About Poles Who Rescued Jews Under the German Occupation (March 24).
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Lying undisturbed for over 70 years, the German-made MP-40 was discovered in near perfect condition during work on a tenement house in Tarnów alongside its magazine and several dozen rounds of ammunition.
Two 15th-century paintings looted by German forces during World War II have been returned to Poland.