VIDEO: Quick-thinking Senior Sergeant Rafał Radecki and Sergeant Łukasz Płonka sprang into action after coming across a distraught couple clutching a young child and screaming that he was choking.
The seven-year-old child was trying to warn his parents of approaching German troops when he was gunned down and later buried alive.
The discovery described by museum staff as "exceptional" was made during conservation work on shoes that make up part of the permanent exhibition at the Auschwitz museum.
Procedures had to be modified to operate on the infant, who was suffering from a rare type of cancer.
After hearing about the plight of 18-month-old baby Wojtek, fireman Marcin Topór started the push ups challenge little realising it would sweep across the country and even see firemen in Berlin taking part.
Monika Bielawska was one-years-old when she disappeared from outside a pharmacy in Legnica. Now, a 27-year-old American woman searching for her real parents after discovering she was adopted says SHE is Monika.
By providing a face to one of the millions of Holocaust victims the project has touched people around the world.
After beating leukemia the nine-year-old caught the killer virus. She has now been named a hero for triumphing over both.
The first ever innovative operation to implant a stent graft that grows together with the child has been performed at the Child Cardiological Clinic at the University Children's Hospital in Krakow-Prokocim, southern Poland.
In the survey from Eurostat looking at families with three or more children, France topped the list, followed by the United Kingdom and then Germany. Poland came ahead of Italy, Spain and the Netherlands on the list of large families.