According to a survivor who during WWII spent time in five concentration camps including Fort III in Pomiechówek just north of Warsaw: “The torture site in Pomiechówek was the worst in every respect.”
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki at a lunch during the D-Day landings anniversary ceremonies recalled Poland's role during the Second World War and presented Poland's recent economic achievements, Polish Ambassador to the UK Arkady Rzegocki has told PAP.
Included among the allied forces which stormed the beaches of Normandy on this day 75 years ago were Polish naval, air and ground support forces. They were soon joined by the 1st Polish Armoured Division which took part in fighting around the Falaise Pocket. Holding Hill 262 despite being isolated and under sustained attack, the Polish forces led by General Stanislaw Maczek managed to succeed and by so doing contributed hugely to the Allied victory that followed.
During WWII the synagogue was destroyed by Hitler’s marauding troops. The chandelier was discovered during an archaeological dig in 2004 on the former site.
The buried archive, thought to contain documents that would have been necessary if the plot to kill Hitler had been successful, are believed to include draft legal acts, as well as lists of people who would fill certain key positions.
A plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews from the Holocaust was unveiled in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin on Sunday in the southern Polish town of Kozłów.
Abraham Isaac Segal, a Holocaust survivor and advocate for a museum of Poles saving Jews in Markowa (southern Poland), was laid to rest in Israel on Sunday. His funeral was attended by Poland's Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski.
"I want to pay tribute to our compatriots, Polish soldiers who set off from here to the final battle with the German Third Reich," President Andrzej Duda wrote to the participants of events marking the 74th anniversary of crossing the Oder by the Polish Army.
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.
Konstanty Rokicki was a consul in Bern, Switzerland, where together with other Polish diplomats who called themselves the Bern Group they prepared passports for those in danger of deportation to get them out of Europe, mainly to Paraguay, but also Honduras, Peru, Salvador, Bolivia and Haiti.