Described as being a “landmark document”, the Belarusian list which includes the names of 3,870 Poles is considered to be one of the most important sought after documents regarding the Katyn massacre.
The Krysia bunker, named after the Polish word for hideout ‘kryjówka’, was the largest hiding place for Jews outside the Warsaw Ghetto, the longest lasting and the largest rescue operation of its kind in occupied Warsaw. On the National Day of Poles Saving Jews, TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the place now marked by only a small remembrance plaque.
The stamps were hidden at the end of the war by Major Rudolph Wahlmann, a passionate philatelist. The filmmakers said they lied to locals as “we didn’t want to reveal the truth because we were afraid that it might end up like the Golden Train in Wałbrzych,” referring to the intense media interest in the search for a train supposedly containing wartime stolen art and gold.
This week we take a look at a story of a 14th century murder which was so gruesome even Skakespeare was inspired by it to write one of his plays hundreds of years later.
Following the brutal killings, local villagers on a bus who had watched the young family being battered to death were paid hush money. The subsequent investigation concluded it had been an accident until the conspiracy of silence was broken by a young boy.
According to prosecutors, 93-year-old Bruno Dey was a “cog in the murderous machine” and is guilty of complicity in the murder of 5230 of the camp’s victims.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday that Poland owes remembrance to Poles who were murdered in Huta Pieniacka (today western Ukraine) by Ukrainians from the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), a Nazi SS division and other barbaric units.
Stefan W. (name withheld), 27, who on January 13 fatally stabbed Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz during a charity event in the city had also planned an attack in Warsaw, PAP has found out from a source close to the investigation.