Poland is a country located in central Europe on the Baltic Sea. Poland's neighboring countries are Germany to the west, Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east and Lithuania and the Russian province of Kaliningrad Oblast to the northeast. It hosts a population of approximately 38.5 million people, making it the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Andrzej Duda is the sixth and current president of Poland, holding the office since 6 August, 2015.
Between 1941 and 1945 Nazi Germany established six concentration camps on former Polish territory, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Majdanek, Chelmno, Belzec, and Sobibor, to fulfil the Nazi's "Final Solution."
Katarzyna Markusz was investigated after complaint from government-funded Polish organization over assertion that ‘Polish participation in the Holocaust is a historical fact’
The branch director, Tomasz Greniuch, called his conduct ‘a mistake,’ but critics have found other evidence which could point to a far-right past
The bill sets a $40,000 fine for 'knowingly disseminating false information' about the Soviet Union’s actions during the war
Analysis In the Bitter Fight for the Truth Over Aspects of Holocaust, Authorities in Poland Have Lost Their Bearings
This week’s Polish court ruling in favor of the family of a wartime village mayor is just one more sign that politicians and courts need to be excluded from involvement in scholarly historical debates
The verdict handed down by a Warsaw court this week ruled that two senior historians must apologize for allegations in their book that a Polish mayor had turned Jews over to the Nazis
The Holocaust researchers, who have been victims of a smear campaign in Polish media, must publish an apology after niece of the man, a mayor during World War II, sued them
Governmental agency posted about real cases of abduction of Polish children by the Nazis, but it has also been accused of increasingly focusing on crimes against Poles to placate a right-wing agenda to obfuscate Polish complicity in the Holocaust
Polish chief rabbi slams probe into journalist who wrote of Poland's complicity in Holocaust: 'The state should not be a side in the historical debate, and especially it should not support historical untruths or hatred'
‘How can you be offended by the truth?’ asks Katarzyna Markusz, after being asked by Warsaw police if an article she wrote last October was intended to slander the good name of the nation
Polish Envoy Rejects Israeli Criticism of Holocaust Libel Trial: 'Risky' to Give Historians Immunity
In a letter posted on Twitter, Ambassador Marek Magierowski writes that freedom of research should not override the right to defend someone's reputation
Two researches are facing a libel suit for citing a Holocaust survivor who recounted that a village mayor who saved her had also turned in about 20 other Jews to the Germans
Maya Sarfaty tells Haaretz how she pieced together the story of the affair between the SS officer and the young Jew in her new award-winning documentary
A soccer team and a beer factory are forgotten evidence of the active Jewish life in Oswiecim, the town next to the Auschwitz extermination camp. A 29-year-old Israeli has decided to go live there
A new online photography exhibition at Yad Vashem examines the lives of Jewish children right after the Holocaust
A history book referring to the role of a Polish mayor – in saving or murdering Jews – has triggered a libel suit that is testing freedom of speech and being closely watched in the academic world
‘The Slaughterman’s Daughter’ by Yaniv Iczkovits and ‘The Lost Shtetl’ by Max Gross both brim with humor, even as they suggest that life can be cruel and unforgiving to Jews and antisemites alike
Blanka Goldman's land was sold to the Catholic Church by the Polish neighbor who saved her in WWII. After 10 years of legal battle and institutional resistance, Supreme Court rules to return land to her daughter
A dozen non-Jewish teenage members of the local International Scouts spent their Independence Day cleaning up the graveyard’s 10 surviving headstones
A truck with a banner 'No to Jewish demands' rode along in the March, as thousands flout coronavirus restrictions to chants of 'God, honour, fatherland'
Jewish community, not notified of unearthing of remains of Holocaust victims, is demanding an investigation and halting of construction
In letter to President Rivlin, Marian Turski warned that Effi Eitam’s appointment would 'greatly undermine Yad Vashem’s authority'
Helen Fremont was in her 30s when she learned the truth about her parents. She paid a heavy price for revealing it to the world
The employees carried signs against the PiS ruling party, apparently crossing a line in their 'misuse of religion and ethnicity'
The Oscar-winning director, who fled the U.S. in 1978 after being convicted of statutory rape, plans to be in Poland for the award ceremony for the poor farmers who hid him 'solely out of love for others'
Tensions were high during the Soviet invasion of Poland a century ago. Rabbi Chaim Shapira was a scapegoat