With the obvious parallels of Nazi and Soviet looting of Polish culture and art in World War Two, leading Polish museums have now joined together to set up the Committee for Assistance to Museums of Ukraine. Almost 20 institutions from all over Poland have already joined the project.
Weighing nearly 13 tons, cast in Kraków in 1520 by Nuremberg bellmaker Hans Beham, it was hung on 9 July 1521 in a specially erected defence tower of Wawel Royal Castle, known as the Zygmunt Tower.
Patrick Chauvet, the rector of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, thanked Poles for their support after the cathedral's partial destruction in a 2019 fire. Thursday marks the second anniversary of the disaster.
From the quirky to the divine, Tarnów in southeast Poland pretty much has it all.
Easily accessed by a picturesque trip on PKP (approximately three hours from Warsaw with a change at Malbork), Elbląg is a town that although remaining somewhat off the radar, nonetheless warrants lavishing with attention.
As world marks International Monuments Day, TFN looks at some of Poland’s finest.
It may have survived fire and Nazi bombs but the Baryczkowski Crucifix is in dire need of a bit of tender loving care.
The chapel holds the graves of Poland’s first Christian ruler and king, but is usually off-limits to visitors.