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CATEGORY: Poland
How the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Inspired Rebellion in a Nazi Death Camp
April 19, 2018

The Treblinka uprising put a stop to the Holocaust’s second deadliest camp. Read More

This Secret Archive Documented Life in the Warsaw Ghetto
April 12, 2018

The Ringelblum Archive was saved just one day before the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Read More

Why Poland Wants Germany to Pay Billions for World War II
March 7, 2018

Germany settled its war debts decades ago. So why do Polish officials want more? Read More

This Midwife at Auschwitz Delivered 3,000 Babies in Unfathomable Conditions
March 2, 2018

Stanislawa Leszczyńska was instructed to murder babies, but refused. She is a candidate for sainthood in the Catholic church. Read More

Why Poland Punishes Those Who Accuse It of the Holocaust
February 7, 2018

Using the term 'Polish death camp' is now punishable by up to three years in prison. Read More

Nazi Time Capsule Unearthed in Poland
September 20, 2016

An 82-year-old time capsule containing perfectly preserved Nazi relics including copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” has been found at a former Nazi training school in Poland. Read More

Poland’s Sickle-Wearing Corpses Not Vampire Burials
December 22, 2015

According to a new study, sickles were placed around the throats of the dead in a Polish cemetery not to guard against suspected vampires but to ward off evil demons. Read More

No Evidence of Nazi Gold Train, Experts Say
December 16, 2015

Scientists have announced that an investigation has found no trace of a Nazi train laden with looted gold, gems and weapons buried in southwest Poland. Read More

Nazi “Ghost Train” Loaded with Gold May Have Been Found in Poland
August 24, 2015

Two men have contacted Polish authorities claiming to know the location of a German train packed with gold and other valuables that vanished at the end of World War II. Read More

The Truth About Poland’s “Vampire” Burials
December 2, 2014

A new study finds that men and women buried as vampires in 17th and 18th century Poland were not—as previously believed—immigrants to the region. Read More