Said to be written by an SS officer in 1947, the letter is the first documentary evidence that Raphael’s Portrait of a Young Man was transported at the end of the war from Kraków to Germany.
Entitled 'Orzeł. Ostatni Patrol' (Orzeł. The Last Patrol), the film recalls the final days of the ORP Orzeł, one of the most modern submarines at the time, whose disappearance remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of WWII.
The religious books come from the original collection in the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva which was once the largest Talmudic school in the world. The fate of the library is one of the biggest wartime mysteries of Lublin.
The apotropaic medieval signs used to ward off evil spirits were discovered in a secret stairwell at Kraków’s Wawel Castle and in the roof of an old cathedral in Kamień Pomorski by the Polish coast.
Mysterious inscriptions from the 2nd and 3rd centuries had left archaeologists baffled since their discovery a century ago. Now Dr. Aleksandra Kubiak-Schneider from the University of Warsaw says she has cracked it.
Regarded as one of the greatest curiosities of North-Western Poland, leading authority in the field Jan Iwańczuk says he has now found the answer to what the 90-metre WWII vessel on Lake Dąbie was used for.
The U-shaped, underground brick corridor, which is now home to a protected colony of bats, is dug into Warsaw’s escarpment in the south of the city. But although its existence has been known for a long time, what it actually was, when exactly it was built and who built it remain unknown.
The man is thought to have taken part in road testing the ‘Polish Harley Davidson’ motorbike 67 years ago in the Tatra mountains and the museum in Szczecin which launched the appeal said it was now keen to add him into their history books.
Taken in Wrocław by world-renowned photographer Chris Niedenthal, the photo shows a young, rosy-cheeked woman in a floral dress, leaning one arm against a concrete balcony as the other appears to brush back a lock of her raven hair. Originally published in a German magazine in 1982, the photo quickly became as iconic as the building itself.
An unnamed woman had called Kraków’s Society for the Protection of Animals to report the ‘tree beast’, saying she was too scared to open her windows. She added that the ‘creature’ had been sitting in the tree opposite her apartment for two days and believed it was an iguana.