The release of the letters marks the 80th anniversary of the first transport of Polish prisoners to Auschwitz.
The unusual discovery which includes knives, forks, scissors, tools, pieces of leather and parts of shoes was made at the former main camp Auschwitz I during work in block 17, which was used to house prisoners who worked outside the camp.
TFN talks to Filip Gańczak, author of a history of Jan Sehn, the man who prosecuted some of history’s most infamous Nazis.
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Stutthof concentration camp on Saturday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Deputy PM and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and his German counterpart Heiko Maas honoured its victims.
The map from the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) has been developed to help visitors better understand the monster camp where up to 3,000 Polish children aged from 2 to 16 years old were imprisoned between December 1942 and January 1944.
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.