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At Auschwitz, Merkel bows head to Holocaust victims

Oswiecim - Stony-faced and dressed in black, Germany's chancellor walked in silence along the railway tracks that brought prisoners to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp.

Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time

Oswiecim - Germany's Angela Merkel crossed the gates of the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland on Friday for the first time in her 14 years as chancellor, promising to battle a new wave of anti-Semitism.

Life in Oswiecim, a town in Auschwitz's shadow

Oswiecim - Only train tracks and barbed wire separate the former German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau from Oswiecim.

Japan drawings reveal little known side of Polish director Wajda

Krak - A new exhibition shows a little known side of the late Andrzej Wajda, who was not only an Oscar-winning Polish film and theatre director but also a lifelong visual artist with a love of Japan.

Nazi Germany's Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

Oswiecim - 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.

The history of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Warsaw - The Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkinau is an enduring symbol of the Holocaust.

Rescued tigers leave Poland for Spain

Warsaw - Five of nine tigers that narrowly survived a gruelling journey across Europe set off on Saturday for their new home at a Spanish animal refuge after weeks of recovery at a Polish zoo."The tigers have left.

Rescued tigers get Spanish safe haven

Warsaw - Five of nine tigers that narrowly survived a gruelling journey across Europe will be moved to a new home at an animal refuge in Spain after spending weeks recovering at zoos in Poland.

Kacper Majchrzak talks ISL, Cali Condors, swimming, and goals Special

On November 22, Polish swimmer Kacper Majchrzak chatted with Digital Journal about the International Swimming League (ISL), competing for the Cali Condors, and he opened up about his future goals and motivations. He also shared his definition of success.

Poland govt and opposition both claim win over EU court ruling

Warsaw - Poland's right-wing government and the centrist opposition both claimed victory Tuesday over a ruling by Europe's top court on a controversial judicial reform that critics insist undermines the independence of the country's judges.

Polish bears face grizzly wake-up during noisy New Year party

Warsaw - Let sleeping bears lie? Not in Poland this New Year's Eve, where a row is brewing over the decision to relocate an annual televised event with fireworks and partying to the slopes of the country's main ski resort -- a hibernation area for the areas.

Poland says Netflix Holocaust documentary 'rewrites history'

Warsaw - Poland has complained to Netflix that a Holocaust documentary series on Nazi German death camps "rewrites history" by featuring an "incorrect" map.

Tens of thousands join far-right Independence Day march in Poland

Warsaw - Poland's far right attracted tens of thousands to a march in Warsaw on Monday to mark the country's Independence Day just weeks after making significant gains in national elections.

Poland charges two with animal abuse over 'nightmare' tiger trip

Warsaw - Polish prosecutors said Monday they have charged two Italian truck drivers with animal abuse after the men took 10 tigers on a gruelling journey through Europe that left one tiger dead and the others "emaciated" and "without the will to live".

IBM launches autonomous ship project

IBM has joined a new global consortium which is developing building unmanned, fully-autonomous ships. The aim is for the ships to cross the Atlantic, carrying cargo and, one day, passengers.

Poles hold rally to defend sex education

Warsaw - Some 1,000 people demonstrated Wednesday in Warsaw against a Polish bill that proposes jail time for anyone who "promotes or approves underage sexual activity.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski: Poland's polarising powerbroker

Warsaw - What Jaroslaw Kaczynski lacks in size, he more than makes up for in political acumen, audacity and clout which have kept him at the heart of Polish politics.

Populists top Poland vote, expand majority on welfare, family values ticket

Warsaw - Poland's governing right-wing party topped Sunday's general election, an exit poll showed, expanding its majority thanks to a raft of welfare measures coupled with attacks on LGBT rights and Western values.The Law and Justice party (PiS) scored 43.

Nobel winner Tokarczuk calls on Poles to choose democracy

Warsaw - Poles will choose between "democracy and authoritarianism" in Sunday's general election, author Olga Tokarczuk, said on Friday, a day after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize for literature.

Apples, church, video games — these Polish things

Warsaw - Poland, which holds a general election on Sunday, boasts more than 1,000 years of history. It was invaded by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II, then spent decades under communism. Today it is a member of NATO and the European Union....
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