Five Polish citizens were released from Belarusian prisons by Thursday night, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz announced on Friday morning.
Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz spoke on Friday with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei and drew attention to, among other issues, the need to release political prisoners. He also stated support for independence, reported the MFA.
President Andrzej Duda commemorated the 80th anniversary of the first transport of Polish prisoners to the Auschwitz Nazi-German death camp, in south-eastern Poland, during a visit to Oswiecim (Auschwitz) on Sunday.
The release of the letters marks the 80th anniversary of the first transport of Polish prisoners to Auschwitz.
Observations marking the 80th anniversary of the first transport of Polish prisoners to the WWII Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, southern Poland, will be held on June 14, with holy masses celebrated on the occasion, the Culture Ministry has said.
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.
Poland and the Alliance to Advance International Religious Freedom has appealed to governments worldwide to free prisoners of conscience, i.e. persons convicted for their religious beliefs, the Polish Foreign Ministry informed on Tuesday.
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.
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.
TFN’s Stuart Dowell travels to the city of Bydgoszcz where he unravels the extraordinary story of one man’s literal fight for survival in a concentration camp nicknamed the ‘bone grinder’ by its SS guards.
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