WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES: Initiated by a group of Jewish doctors during WWII to study the physiological and psychological effects of hunger, the report named the Warsaw Ghetto Hunger Study was an unprecedented act of heroism, resistance and determination and left the world a study of hunger that had not been possible before nor achieved since.
In the first biography ever to be written about Eugenia Pol, who went under the name Genowefa Pohl during the war, author Błażej Torański spent several years in the archives of the Institute of National Remembrance in Łódź analysing thousands of pages of trial files, testimonies and photographs.
While examining documents in private collections, historians from the Museum of Polish Children - Victims of Totalitarianism found eight letters written by children who had been imprisoned in what was called the Preventive Camp for Young Poles of the Security Police in Łódź (Jugendverwahrlager der Sicherheitspolizei in Litzmannstadt).
WARNING! THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES: Appalled by the amount of death, poverty and famine he witnessed during a trip to Madagascar, dietician Daniel Kasprowicz set about doing what he could to help. He has raised enough money to build a new hospital.
On May 16, 1944, the Germans intended to liquidate the Gypsy Camp by murdering the prisoners. Around 6,500 Sinti and Roma are believed to have been gassed at that time, but the SS’s plans were thwarted by the revolt.
After climbing and naming Australia’s tallest mountain, adventurer Paweł Strzelecki went to Ireland where, despite suffering from typhoid fever, he set about saving the lives of starving children.