In the darkest recesses of Hitler’s hellish concentration camp system, four young Polish Girl Guides were desperate for the world to know about the barbaric experiments that were being carried out on them.
Written by an AK soldier in the camp the messages provide priceless information on the workings of one of the Nazi’s most notorious facilities.
Often defined by its associations with the Auschwitz concentration camp, the town of Oświęcim is in the process of discovering a thriving new identity.
The detailed descriptions that the group wrote of German crimes made their way to the Polish underground and eventually to the International Red Cross, the Vatican and the Polish government-in-exile in London. Twenty-seven were later found by one of the writer’s daughters after being hidden for decades in some old furniture.
In marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we take a look at the only concentration camp in German-occupied Poland which was purely for the incarceration of Polish children.
Paintings and priceless documents, including items from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German concentration camp, are being kept in Russian storage facilities, Monday's Rzeczpospolita daily reported.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday commemorated Nazi Germany's World War II Aktion Erntefest, which saw the mass shooting of over 18,000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin, eastern Poland.
The victims of Nazi Germany's World War II Aktion Erntefest, which saw the mass shooting of 18,000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin (eastern Poland), was remembered by ceremonies in the city on the event's 76 anniversary on Sunday.
The find was the result of a hunt by the Institute of National Remembrance for victims of Nazi terror.
Flowers were laid on Monday at a plaque honouring Home Army (AK) soldiers fighting against German troops in the Warsaw Uprising, who liberated the Warsaw concentration camp Gesiowka and freed around 350 Jews on August 5,1944.