Aviva Landau was due to visit Poland from Israel this month for the first time since leaving just after the end of the war and was keen to contact the family of her rescuer she remembers as Anna. But all she had was an old address scribbled on the back of an envelope…
Israel and the US have criticised a bill adopted by Poland's lower house on Wednesday, since, in their opinion, it would prevent former Polish property owners, including Holocaust survivors and their descendants, from regaining their property.
Poland's prime minister said on Friday that as long as he holds his post the Polish government will not pay for German crimes committed during the Second World War.
The Israeli embassy in Warsaw has condemned as “immoral” a proposed amendment to a Polish law that will limit the ability of claimants to seek restitution for property they lost during the Holocaust, and warned that it will seriously affect relations between Poland and Israel.
An interior ministry clinic in Złocieniec, northwestern Poland, will be the first to offer psychological aid to Covid-19 survivors, a deputy interior minister announced on Saturday.
The International Auschwitz Committee, which was formed in 1952, said that the German judiciary had failed to deal with former death camp staff for decades.
EXCLUSIVE: Janina Zawadzka offered life-saving shelter to Mania Tisch and her cousin Popa in a stable on her property after the two women had escaped the final round-up and murder of Jews in the town which is now called Volodymyr Volynski in western Ukraine.
The 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27 will this year be held online and will highlight the fate of children in the camp.
The Polish Foreign Ministry reacting to the US Department of State's report under the JUST Act, said that the opinion on the property restitution process in Poland differs in some points from Poland's assessment of the issue.
Poland, among other countries, has been listed in the State Department's annual Act 447 report for not having yet enacted full legislation on domestic property restitution or Holocaust-related confiscation.