Described as ‘sensational’, the discovery at the Folk House in Markowa in the Podkarpacie region was made in the attic of the building where workers found, among other things, a dozen machine guns and two hand grenades.
The group from the Szczecin Exploration Group Association had been exploring local woodland in search of traces from the Battle of Szczecin from the closing stages of WWII when they came across the hoard of gold coins.
Stories of heavy armour lost in the Czarna Nida river have circulated for decades following a ferocious battle in the Bielecki Młyny area towards the end of WWII. Now, described as an ‘absolute rarity’ the Bergepanther tank which has been remarkably well-preserved could be worth a fortune, with a similar Panther tank fetching around 15 million euros in Germany just two years ago.
An estimated 34,000 people are expected to attend the beatification on Sunday of family murdered by the Nazis during the Second World War for sheltering Jews, according to the chancellor of the archdiocese of the south-eastern city of Przemysl.
Poland's deputy coordinator of the intelligence services has cast doubt on a German government initiative to honour Poles murdered by the Nazis in 1939-45, saying it may prove an empty gesture that distorts history.
Germany cannot say the issue of World War II reparations is closed as Poland suffered more than any other country under the Nazis and the destruction's effects were felt for many decades, a Polish deputy foreign minister has written in Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
Eighty four years ago today, Nazi Germany attacked Poland, setting into motion the deadliest military conflict in history. But to justify war Hitler needed a reason – and that lay in a town called Gleiwitz.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has used the 84th anniversary of start of WWII to demand reparations from Germany, saying they were necessary "to close a specific chapter in history."
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has accused Russia of "twisting" history during a ceremony to mark the 84th anniversary of the start of the Second World War.
As Poland commemorates the 81st anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, the German government said the new ‘German-Polish House’ would ‘commemorate Poland’s suffering between 1939 and 1945, and the violent deaths of more than 5 million Polish citizens, including some 3 million Jewish children, women and men.’
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