The find has been described as enormously significant as it ‘proves that religious Jews not only resisted the deportations in 1942 but also shows that religious practice among observant Jews continued in the ghetto’, director of the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw said.
Archaeologists have discovered one of Poland’s largest megalithic cemeteries after they unearthed seven tombs dating back some 5,500 years.
The mysterious village of Łupków has a rich history but nearly all remnants of the settlement were destroyed after WWII with just the church foundation, bell tower and cemetery remaining.
On Saturday, the eve of All Saints' Day, Polish youth from several American states cleared the graves of over 2,300 Polish veterans at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The effort was initiated by the Remembrance Association.
Polish government agricultural agencies will buy out flowers from traders who stocked up for the All Saints' Day but cannot sell their produce due to Friday's decision to shut down cemeteries, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda laid flowers on Thursday at the Polish Military Cemetery at Monte Cassino in southern Italy, the site of a 1944 battle in which Polish forces played a key role.
Previously assumed that gothic jewellery was of inferior quality to that of the Romans’, the haul of over 3,500 items of jewel-craft buried along with the dead near Elbląg, included silverware which when analysed revealed it to be 92-97 percent pure.
President Andrzej Duda laid wreaths at the graves of three Silesian Uprising leaders at a local cemetery in Katowice, southern Poland, on Friday, as part of ceremonies marking the centenary of the 1st Silesian Uprising.