For what reasons is the church still holding services at Auschwitz-Birkenau?

OSWIECIM, Poland — As the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches, survivors are preparing to gather and commemorate the event, testifying to their faith in life over death. Political and religious leaders from around the world will be there, too, declaring that what happened in that dark

Poland is the most pro-American country in the EU – poll

Europe, in general, holds a more positive opinion about German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, while in Poland, trust in US President Donald Trump has gone up for the third year in a row, according to the Pew Research Center. The Gazeta Wyborcza daily published on Thursday the

No less then 900 Polish cities and towns celebrate Epiphany

Nearly 900 Polish towns and cities as well as over 30 worldwide took part in Monday's Epiphany celebrations. Poland's biggest procession was held in Warsaw. This year's Epiphany motto was "wonders, wonders, they announce." President Andrzej Duda, First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda joined the procession in central Warsaw's. Addressing the gathering in Pilsudskiego

The true origin of the Witcher. A story that is over thirty years old

As excitement over the premiere of Netflix’s The Witcher reaches fever pitch, it is important to remember the whole Witcher phenomenon had its humble beginning as a short story for a Polish fantasy magazine in 1986. Andrzej Sapkowski may have not known it at the time, but the story he submitted

Why is the great poet Tuvim loved by the Poles, but forgotten by the Jews?

The Polish Jewish poet Julian Tuwim was born 125 years ago in Lodz, Poland. A 1974 headline in the Yiddish newspaper the Forverts described Tuwim as “the greatest Jewish poet” of the 20th century. Writing in the Polish language, Tuwim was the most widely read contemporary poet in Poland’s interwar

Polish film “Corpus Christi” hit the short list of Oscar

“Corpus Christi”, a controversial Polish production about a young man pretending to be a priest in a small village in southern Poland, has been shortlisted for an Oscar nomination. The film will compete for a nomination in the “international feature film” category with nine others, including Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and

Nazi Germany’s Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

AUSCHWITZ (Poland), Dec 3 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will honour Holocaust victims on Friday with her first official visit to the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, a Nazi German killing factory where more than 1.1 million people, mostly European Jews, perished during World War II. Auschwitz-Birkenau, part of Nazi dictator Adolf

President attends Cadet Day celebration

President Andrzej Duda attended commemorations of Cadet Day on Friday, traditionally held on the anniversary of Poland's 1830-31 November Uprising against the Russian Empire (Nov. 29), which was triggered by Polish military cadets. In his address in front of Warsaw's Belvedere Palace, Duda observed that generations of Poles had been unable