Poland's Senate adopted a resolution on Wednesday declaring the Russian Federation a terrorist regime and calling on the international community to support the International Criminal Court in investigating people responsible for war crimes in Ukraine.
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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.
Entitled ‘Women working for the SS’ the project tells the shocking story of how the 200-plus women were able to take part in the largest recorded mass murder in history during the day and then return home, relax and have fun with SS men after work.
The building in the centre of Augustów in north-east Poland was used by the NKVD and the Communist secret police to hold and interrogate victims of the 1945 Augustów Roundups, known as the little Katyń.
WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: The remains of three bodies belonging to victims judged to be around 19-20 years old were found by the Search and Identification Bureau of the Institute of National Remembrance.
Dubbed ‘Flying Death’ by the Germans, Stanisław Skalski saw action in Poland following the outbreak of war, later becoming the first Pole to command an RAF squadron. Miraculously avoiding death twice, after the war it seemed his luck had run out when he was arrested by the secret police on trumped up charges of espionage, tortured for over a year and then sentenced to be executed. But again, he survived.
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