The banknotes from 1940-1941 were discovered under a thick layer of hay when the barn’s owner was demolishing the farm building.
Published by the Auschwitz Museum, the presentation of text, photographs, charts, maps and graphics tells readers about how the Germans set out to murder the town’s Jews, expel the remaining Poles and turn the town into a city built specially for the SS – ‘Musterstadt Auschwitz.
US Congressman Steve Cohen has apologised for recent statements suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust, which evoked hefty protests from the Polish ambassador in the US, the Polish-American Kosciuszko Foundation and the Warsaw-based Institute for National Remembrance (IPN).
US Democratic congressman Steve Cohen has come in for criticism after saying “it was not just Nazi, Germany; it was Poland where some of these more severe, serious concentration camps were Auschwitz and Birkenau."
The New Yorker magazine on Monday updated an article it published on the prosecution of Holocaust historians in Poland that has caused outrage in the Central European country.
Held for the first time in 2018, the National Remembrance Day of Poles Saving Jews under German Occupation has been gaining traction ever since. However, outside of Poland – and even sometimes within it – the event that inspired it remains little known.