Filomena Leszczyńska, the 80-year-old niece of wartime village mayor Edward Malinowski who historians said was complicit in a massacre of Jews during WWII, said: “If these researchers are well-educated and intelligent people, why is their research biased? Research should be impartial.”
Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance, the body charged with investigating wartime and communist era crimes, has announced it will not appoint a man with past ties to a far-right group as head of its Wroclaw branch, PAP has learnt unofficially.
The Cichociemni, or the Silent Unseen, were elite special-operations paratroopers trained in the UK to carry out covert operations, sabotage and intelligence-gathering in occupied Poland. Most of them completed their training at Audley End House, an early 17th-century country house outside Saffron Walden, Essex, England, one of the finest Jacobean houses in the UK.
The 79th anniversary of the closure of a Roma camp in the World War Two Jewish ghetto in Poland's central city of Lodz, known as the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, was marked online on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Commonly cited as one of the most iconic reconciliatory moments ever captured on camera, on this day 50 years ago the West German Chancellor, Willy Brandt, sank to his knees in Warsaw in atonement of his nation’s wartime atrocities.
From Warsaw to Melbourne via the Soviet Union, the Middle East and Africa, The Freedom Circus charts a family’s extraordinary journey to freedom.
New design aims to give peace a chance by changing a military base into a place of prayer.
After a local newspaper published a series of photos inviting readers to share their memories of ‘Polish Anna’, no one expected it would set in motion a train of online sleuthing which revealed her shocking wartime ordeal as a slave labourer in Nazi Germany and the destruction of her village in Poland as part of Hitler’s Lebensraum plan to exterminate Poles from the Zamość region.
The yellowing paper found in the carpenter’s workshop in Łańcut was handed over to a local historian who, through meticulous research, uncovered a trail of human bravery leading from a Nazi-German labour camp in Będzin, through to a frail old lady in modern-day Gdańsk.
Officially known as the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, August 23rd was chosen as it coincides with the date of the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, a 1939 non-aggression pact between the USSR and Nazi Germany which would see a German-Soviet carve-up of Poland.