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Collector’s coin commemorates WWII massacres in Warsaw

The National Bank of Poland has issued a collector's coin to commemorate the victims of two massacres in Warsaw during the WWII occupation of the city by German Nazis. The silver PLN 10 coin depicts the kneeling figure of a woman symbolizing the victims of the killings and, behind her, two male silhouettes, symbolizing the killers. The Massacre The…
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Poland to open new museum at German Nazi Tremblinka death camp

Polish authorities have signed a letter of intent to build a new museum at the site of the former Treblinka Extermination Camp, where as many as 900,000 Jews were killed by the German Nazis during World War II. The museum of “remembrance of the German death camp and labour camp” is to be set up by the end of February next year. The letter was…
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Skalski Against all Odds

The First Allied Ace of the Second World War

A biography of General Stanisław Skalski, a Polish pilot who became Britain’s first World War II fighter ace, has been published in the UK.
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69th anniversary of “Auschwitz volunteer’s” execution

The wall where Poland's Witold Pilecki may have been executed has been unveiled at a former communist jail on the 69th anniversary of the so-called Auschwitz volunteer’s death. The removal of plaster from the walls revealed bullet holes, which suggest it was an execution site at the Warsaw facility, where more than 300 anti-communist partisans were…
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Simon Sinek on Millennials

The millennial, or ‘jilted’ generation make up a quarter of the UK’s population, and yet they are frequently derided as narcissistic, tech-dependent and lazy. But are these epithets fair? They are the first generation to do worse than their parents, and many graduated into a climate of joblessness, extortionate housing costs, and instability.  …
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12 Myths About Sex

Alright everyone, it’s time that we put all of that high school locker room hearsay to rest. Admittedly, I learned quite a lot from this infographic. At first I took it as a reflection of my own naivety before realizing that this infographic was made for a reason. These are common misconceptions that nobody really talks about because we’re afraid…
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Portuguese teenagers handed sentence for Auschwitz vandalism

Two Portuguese teenagers have been handed a one-year jail sentence suspended for two years for damaging property at the Auschwitz former German Nazi concentration camp in southern Poland. The 17-year-olds were detained in July after they scratched their names in the stonework of the main gate leading to the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. They were…
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Former Nazi death camp guard sentenced to 5 years

The court in the western German city of Detmold found 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning, who served in the camp in 1942-44, guilty of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder of prisoners.Hanning admitted to knowing about the mass murder perpetrated at the camp and said that he was sorry, but insisted that he had not killed anyone personally.He was…
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Status after the shootings in Copenhagen

Press release from the Danish police Yesterday, Saturday at approximately 15:33 a perpetrator shot, with an automatic weapon, towards participants in a debate at the Culture House “Krudttønden” in the area of Østerbro in Copenhagen. A 55-year-old man was hit and killed, and three police officers were also hit, but all of them are out of critical…
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The Auschwitz Memorial in Virtual Panoramic Images

The new virtual tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial includes over 200 high-quality panoramic photographs. The 360⁰ images present the authentic sites and buildings of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, complete with historical descriptions, dozens of witness accounts, archival documents and photographs, artworks…
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Kickstarter is coming to Denmark

Kickstarter is coming to Denmark We’re now officially open to projects based in Denmark — and you can start building yours today! Danish projects launch to the public in October. H.C. Andersen and Lars von Trier. Victor Borge and LEGO® and the Royal Danish Ballet. Bang & Olufsen and some very, very beautiful chairs. What are you going to…
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