Historians defend scholar who studies Poland and Holocaust

Dozens of international historians have come to the defense of a Holocaust scholar who is accused of slandering Poland’s reputation with research that focuses on the participation of some Poles in the killing of Jews during World War II, Washington Post reports. The Polish League Against Defamation says that Jan Grabowski’s

World Heritage Committee to Meet in Krakow, Poland, from 2 to 12 July

The World Heritage Committee will assess the nomination of 35 sites for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 41st session, which will be chaired by Jacek Purchla, founder and director of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow, the Polish city that will host the session from 2 to

Gardening as a therapy in Poland

An elderly woman leans over to smell a lush flowerbed of lavender in sprawling gardens surrounding an imposing early 20th-century palace in a pastoral corner of eastern Poland. Phys.org tells this extraordinary story. Slowly a smile lights up her face, erasing her previous stony expression—she suffers from paranoid schizophrenia which often

Kraków hosts festival celebrating Nobel winning Polish writer

A Festival celebrating the life and output of the Nobel Prize-winning writer Czesław Milosz has opened in the city of Kraków, The Polish Radio reports. The programme of the five-day festival includes almost a hundred events: meetings with writers, debates, workshops, concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and special events for children. The

Poland Will Hold Equality Parade in Warsaw

On Saturday, June 3, the Equality Parade will take place in Warsaw, Poland. While the LGBTQ movement is the main focus of the event, it is also meant to raise awareness of the rights situation of all minorities in a country of 38 million people. The first Equality Parade took

Warsaw hosts Jewish Motifs film festival

At the capital’s Kino Muranów cinema, viewers will be able to see over 30 films with Jewish themes from all over the world and attend debates with the filmmakers, The Polish Radio reports. Audiences will also be able to watch movies by celebrated Polish director Andrzej Wajda that have Jewish motifs,

Polish University among the most innovative centres in Europe

The Jagiellonian University has advanced in the ranking of the 100 most innovative European universities prepared by Reuters. The university in Kraków, southern Poland, is the only representative of higher education institutions in Central and Eastern Europe in the ranking. The university advanced two places in comparison with last year's ranking and

Poland continues plummet in Press Freedom Index

For the second consecutive year, Poland continues its drop in the rankings in the Press Freedom Index, coming in at #54 of 180 countries included in the 2017 report by Reporters Without Borders. The report cites laws passed since the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party came into power in 2015.

Polish music legend Zbigniew Wodecki dies

Zbigniew Wodecki, a Polish musician and composer whose career spanned almost five decades, died on Monday at the age of 67. Wodecki was one of Poland’s best-known singers, musicians, composers and all-round entertainers. He started playing music at the age of five, later graduating from the State Music School studying violin under