The Holocaust is ‘part of our national memory,’ says Polish presiden

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Speaking with “Israel Hayom” on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, Andrzej Duda calls it “the most tragic day in the history of the Polish nation.” Regarding reparations, he says the issue “concerns all those who lost property, irrespective of their nationality.”

2019-09-16T19:23:12+00:00September 16th, 2019|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

Heartbreaking secret diary of ‘Polish Anne Frank’ murdered by Nazis to finally be published after lying in bank vault for 70 years

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Renia Spiegel’s journal ran to almost 700 pages, beginning from January 1939 and ending when she was murdered by German troops in July 1942 after being discovered hiding in an attic.

For obvious reasons the book has been compared to the diary of Anne Frank, who was also forced to hide from the Nazis, but was eventually found and sent to a death camp where she died.

2019-09-13T04:39:48+00:00September 13th, 2019|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

Why World War II History Is Still Relevant

By David A. Harris

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As the world marks the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, when German forces invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, is the history still relevant? Does it have contemporary meaning? Or is it destined to fade away, as the wartime generation of soldiers, eyewitnesses, and survivors reaches the twilight of their lives?

There are, I believe, five enduring lessons of this defining period in modern history.

First, a failure of imagination can be catastrophic.

That’s […]

2019-09-05T17:15:53+00:00September 5th, 2019|Life in Poland, News and Culture|