Often defined by its associations with the Auschwitz concentration camp, the town of Oświęcim is in the process of discovering a thriving new identity.
Initiated by the NKVD but soon handed over to the newly-installed secret police, the UB, within weeks thousands of Poles were again behind barbed wire at the former death camp.
Poland opposes denial or distortion of the history of the Holocaust and is determined to respond to any attempts to use the Auschwitz liberation anniversary for political purposes, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in Berlin on Monday.
The main observations of the 75th liberation anniversary of the World War Two Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz launched on Monday afternoon on the camp's memorial site in southern Poland.
US President Donald Trump on Monday sent Polish President Andrzej Duda the "Proclamation On National Day Of Remembrance Of The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz."
Polish President Andrzej Duda said after meeting his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin that he could not be present at the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem because the Polish contribution to the fight against Nazi Germany was omitted during the event.
Polish President Andrzej Duda opening the main ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz paid tribute to the six million Jews killed there and in other camps, ghettos and places of executions.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky that Poland demands that Russia stop violating international law and that full territorial integrity of Ukraine be restored.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said in Oświęcim, southern Poland, on Monday that "we remember" that Poland and the Polish people were the victims of WWII, and that Nazi Germany authored, planned and implemented the Holocaust in Poland and in other places.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said after a meeting with his Israeli counterpart in Oswiecim (south Poland) that presence at observances marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp liberation was a sign of remembrance.