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Poland

Forgotten heroine recognised as Righteous Among Nations

A Polish woman who saved the lives of two young Jewish women during the Holocaust has been recognised as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

Exterior of Auschwitz Jewish cemetery wall vandalised

The Auschwitz Memorial’s official Twitter account reported that an exterior wall of the Auschwitz Jewish cemetery was vandalised with Nazi symbols.

Polish diplomat in Istanbul rescued hundreds of Jews in Holocaust

A Polish diplomat serving in Turkey during World War II helped save hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis by issuing them false certificates that identified them as Christians, an Israeli newspaper revealed in an expose.

Polish architect makes tribute to Jewish community in Oświęcim

A Polish architect has finished two new projects in memory of the Jewish community in the city of Oświęcim, where the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz was located during the Second World War.

Giant mural by celebrated artist honours Warsaw’s Jewish past

Polish artist Tytus Brzozowski has unveiled a giant mural celebrating pre-war Jewish life in Warsaw.

New app shines light on Polish Jewry outside Holocaust

A new app from the Jewish Galicia Museum in Poland has shone a spotlight on the country's rich Jewish history, expanding beyond the events of the Holocaust.

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