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Auschwitz asks travel organizers not to bring visitors from infected countries

The Auschwitx Memorial and Museum in Poland has recommended that travel agencies and organizers of trips to the Memorial “desist from the arrival of people from places found to be infected” with coronavirus. Israel has already halted trips by Israeli high school stiudents to historical Holocaust sites due to the coronavirus.

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Poland: Long-Term Population Decline

Poland’s natural population decline has reached its highest level since the Second World War, according to new data from Statistics Poland (GUS), a government agency. Notes from Poland Poland is also losing population due the emigration of an estimated 1.7 million Poles to other parts of the EU.

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Israeli President: “many Poles stood by and even assisted in the murder of Jews.”

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin speaking to his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda: We remember that Nazi Germany initiated, planned and implemented the genocide of the Jewish people in Poland and other places and that it takes full responsibility for its actions. And we also remember, with distress, that significant assistance came from across all of Europe, […]

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History: ‘Auschwitz Untold’ on History

This History special depicts the Nazi persecution and extermination of European Jews by combining newly colorized footage from the Holocaust and rare, first person interviews with survivors. Seventy-five years after the liberation, these survivors, who were young children at the time of the Holocaust, reflect on the tragic circumstances that lead to their internment and […]

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Movie Review: ‘Ida’

Anna, a young woman training to be a nun in 1960s Poland is on the verge of taking her vows when she meets her only living relative for the first time and learns that she is Jewish and that her real name is Ida Lebenstein. Together they discover what happened to Anna/Ida’s family. This jewel […]