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  • Belzec: The Forgotten Camp

    12/09/2013 4:05:44 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 62 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 12/9/2013 | Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt
    I wanted to go to Belzec (pronounced Biwzhets) because no one really does. One million Jews died there in the span of nine months - and hardly anyone knows about it. I felt it was a pilgrimage to a holy site: the second largest (after Treblinka) Jewish graveyard in history. Mike Tregenza was my guide. He is a non-Jewish, English historian who lectures at Lublin university. According to Sir Martin Gilbert, he is the world expert on Belzec. Belzec is a sleepy little hamlet in southeast Poland. A few thousand people live there. All seem to be related in some...
  • March for Independence in Warsaw, Poland; Russian embassy on fire

    11/12/2013 2:09:48 PM PST · by Matt_DZ_PL · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Steve Gutterman
    Russia demands Polish apology over embassy violence by Steve Gutterman MOSCOW Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:08am EST Riot police form a cordon in front of the Russian embassy during the annual far-right march, which coincides with Poland's national Independence Day in Warsaw November 11, 2013...
  • Warsaw Uprising in colour

    08/20/2013 8:39:40 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/20/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Black and white silent footage taken during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis have been turned into a mesmerising feature movie with sound and colour. The film is a riveting account of the fierce house-to-house fighting against the German army that began on August 1 and ended 63 days later with the insurgents surrendering, following the deaths of some 200,000 rebels and residents. Titled Warsaw Rising, the film shows the crews that the Polish resistance Home Army sent fanning through the city to chronicle the uprising.
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Jacksonville teen went to Middle East to train with terrorists, prosecutors say

    07/19/2013 12:20:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via MyFOXtampabay.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. According to the indictment, Bell had planned to travel to the Arabian Peninsula and join Ansar Al-Sharia, which is an alias for al-Qaida there. The group has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012, which killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The...
  • Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah Financier Detained [Wassim el Abd Fadel]

    01/24/2013 4:30:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    INFOSUR HOY.com ^ | 24/01/2013 | By Marta Escurra for Infosurhoy.com
    "Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah financier detained Wassim el Abd Fadel, a Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship, faces human trafficking and narco-terrorism charges."  SNIPPET: "ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Wassim el Abd Fadel is behind bars inside Tacumbú prison in Asunción, Paraguay, as he awaits trial on human trafficking, money laundering and narco-trafficking charges. But Paraguayan authorities suspect the Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship’s involvement in crime is much greater, which is why he’s being investigated for financing the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Fadel, 31, was arrested on Dec. 21 in Ciudad del Este, which is on the border shared by Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, about...
  • Jews Outraged by Hitler Statue in Warsaw Ghetto

    12/29/2012 9:35:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2012, 10:30 PM | Elad Benari
    An artist has caused huge controversy after placing a statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the Daily Mail reports. Some Jewish groups have expressed fury at the decision to install the provocative artwork in the area where thousands of Jews were forced to live during the rule of the Nazi regime. In total, around 300,000 Jews from the Ghetto died or were sent to their death in concentration camps. The statue by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, entitled “HIM”, has attracted a large number of visitors since its installation last month, reported the Daily...
  • Obama appoints Vicious Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas Muslim Leader...to Warsaw Human Rights Conference

    10/03/2012 8:44:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 3, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    It is not difficult to see what a horror a second Obama presidency will look like. Obama is consistent in his foreign policy -- anti-freedom, pro-jihad. Four years into his presidency, the world is radically transformed, and soon will be unrecognizable. Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas Muslim Leader Is US Delegate to Warsaw Human Rights Conference His most infamous statement was during a radio interview on September 11, 2001, accusing Israel of the attack on the WTC. Lori Lowenthal Marcus, Jewish Press For two weeks every year, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe holds what it refers to as the world’s...
  • There Is A City : Tribute to the Heroes of The Warsaw Uprising (August 1, 1944)

    08/01/2012 4:45:10 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/31/2012
    Once a year on August 1st, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII cost over 200 000 lives and destruction of the capital.
  • White House Damaging Relations With Warsaw, Poles say

    07/31/2012 1:59:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/31/2012 | Reuben F. Johnson
    Kiev—Last week’s surprise announcement of U.S. Ambassador to Poland Lee Feinstein’s retirement highlighted a string of policy missteps by the Obama administration that have left many in the Polish government and population questioning Obama’s commitment to the two nations’ alliance. Steven D. Mull, who served as ambassador to Poland from 1993-97 and was also part of the team that negotiated Poland’s entry into NATO, will replace Feinstein, who reportedly had a falling out with the Foreign Minister, Radoslaw Sikorski. Conversations with Poles reveal that they feel as if President Obama values his “re-set” in relations with Moscow more than relations...
  • As Romney Finishes Visit to Polish Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Press Screams, "What About Your Gaffes?"

    07/31/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 169 replies
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Kristinn
    Reporters accompanying presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney yelled questions at Romney about his so-called mistakes and gaffes on his foreign trip as the candidate left the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw today.The barrage prompted one of Romney's press aides, Rick Gorka, to lose his cool at reporters. Of course, those reporters are making the aide's profanity the story and not their own incredible rudeness.A transcript of the incident via CNN's Jim Acosta in Warsaw:CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip? NYT: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for...
  • Euro 2012: Anger as Russia fans march through Warsaw

    06/12/2012 6:52:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 June 2012
    Police in the Polish capital Warsaw are on full alert as Russia fans marched through the city centre in a celebration of Russian independence day. Poland and Russia were drawn together in the European Championships group stage.
  • East Europe gays, lesbians march in show of pride [& State Dept's mission to export homo agenda]

    06/04/2012 9:28:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    WARSAW, Poland -- Hundreds of gays, lesbians and their supporters marched Saturday through the capitals of Poland and Latvia, demanding more rights in Eastern European societies where they still face high levels of intolerance. The parades were supported by the governments of the United States and other Western countries who are pushing for an end to discrimination and violence toward gays. . . In Riga, U.S. diplomats took part to show their support. They said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked American officials to be more active in promoting equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people...
  • Courage and Inspiration, Across the Centuries

    04/20/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 20, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of Lexington and Warsaw... By April 19, 1775, the British armed forces had been occupying Boston, Massachusetts for almost seven years. Soldiers demanded room and board from the residents of this religious town, founded over a century before by immigrants seeking a safe and hospitable place to live and work and practice their quiet, respectable, honorable denomination. But the British grew ever more tyrannical in the 1760s, until soldiers were underfoot, on the corner, in the shops, in the Bostonians’ very homes. Their freedom – the liberty their ancestors had braved the dangers of ocean voyage...
  • Obama lays wreath at Warsaw Ghetto memorial

    05/27/2011 4:54:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    JTA ^ | 5/27/11 | staff
    (JTA) -- President Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland’s capital city. Obama was joined at Friday’s wreath-laying ceremony by members of the local Jewish community and Holocaust survivors. In the 1943 uprising, lightly armed Jewish fighters battled German forces trying to liquidate the ghetto for nearly a month. Politico reported that a woman attending the ceremony raised the issue of Israel with Obama, telling him, “It’s the only Jewish state we have, and we trust you,” to which the president responded, “I will always be there for Israel,” an exchange...
  • Modesty is the M.O. for Polish heroine Irena Sendler ( lost Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore )

    04/22/2011 5:55:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 6+ views
    San Francisco Jewish Community Publications ^ | April 21, 2011 | michael fox
    Irena Sendler was a 29-year-old social worker when the Nazis walled the Jewish quarter of her beloved Warsaw. The occupiers ruthlessly exacerbated the suffering in the ghetto by forbidding Poles from helping Jews. Sendler originally smuggled food and medicine into the ghetto, but changed tactics once she saw that the Nazis’ aim wasn’t humiliation but annihilation. “Very quickly we realized that the only way to save the children was to get them out,” she recalled. Sendler and her cohorts began smuggling Jewish babies and adolescents from the ghetto with their parents’ blessing. The women acclimated the kids to non-Jewish homes...
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising remembered at 68th anniversary

    04/20/2011 6:06:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | 19th April 2011
    Tributes were paid in Poland's capital on Tuesday to those who took part in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis exactly 68 years ago. Wreaths were laid at Warsaw's Monument to the Ghetto Heroes by a number of top state officials, including the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Deputy Speaker of the Senate, Zbigniew Romaszewski, and Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. Representatives from the embassies of Israel, the US and Germany were also in attendance, while the presidential advisor on historical policy, Thomas Nałęcz, laid a wreath on behalf of President Bronisław Komorowski. The Warsaw Ghetto...
  • SABATON – „Uprising“ video trailer online!

    08/02/2010 12:14:55 PM PDT · by lizol · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Nuclear Blast ^ | 30.07.2010
    SABATON – „Uprising“ video trailer online! A teaser of the upcoming video clip "Uprising" by Swedish epic power metal superstars SABATON has been broadcasted on Polish TV this week! Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1M8qqobdo The clip, marking one of the biggest productions in heavy metal, features famous Hollywood actor Peter Stomare (8MM, Fargo, The Big Leboswki etc) and is about the Warsaw Uprising in 1944! The clip will premiere on August first, the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising in Poland and worldwide on August 3 via MySpace www.sabaton.net | www.myspace.com/sabaton | www.nuclearblast.de/sabaton
  • Poland marks heroic, tragic Warsaw uprising (pictures)

    08/01/2010 1:54:00 PM PDT · by lizol · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Times LIVE ^ | Aug 1, 2010 | Dominika Maslikowski
    Poland marks heroic, tragic Warsaw uprising Aug 1, 2010 6:53 PM | By Dominika Maslikowski, Warsaw observed a minute’s silence Sunday, as the city stopped to pay tribute in commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising — the heroic but doomed 1944 fight back against Nazi occupation. Buses and trams came to a stop and people in streets and cafes stood to show their respects when the sirens wailed at the exact moment Sunday when Varsovians took up arms against their German occupiers. “You can destroy a city, and its infrastructure,” said Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz at the...
  • Rare 3D film shows Warsaw devastated after WWII

    07/28/2010 11:50:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 7/28/2010
    Polish historians have created an unusual 3D film that documents the shocking sea of rubble that Warsaw was reduced to during World War II. Jan Oldakowski, the director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, says it is mainly meant for young people who do not realize the degree to which Poland's capital was destroyed from 1939-45.
  • Anti-Israeli Graffiti Spraypainted in the Warsaw Ghetto

    07/08/2010 12:53:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 7/8/10 | by Stephanie L. Freid
    There are some things you just don’t do. It doesn’t matter how unconventional you may think you are or how desperate you are to get a message out there. Some lines are simply not meant to be crossed. Last week, a group of pro-Palestinian Israeli activists chose to demonstrate against Israeli policy in Gaza by spraying graffiti on one of the last remaining walls of Poland’s Warsaw Ghetto. The group, without a doubt, crossed that line. The left-leaning protestors held a rally near the wall and then sprayed graffiti in Hebrew and English calling for all ghettos — including Gaza...
  • Poland foresees U.S. interceptors in place by 2018

    07/02/2010 9:28:25 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/2/2010 | Reuters
    <p>The United States will deploy SM-3 interceptor missiles in Poland between 2015 and 2018 under its plan to defend NATO allies in Europe from possible Iranian attack, a Polish official said on Thursday.</p> <p>The interceptors, which target short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, are part of President Barack Obama's revamped missile defence system.</p>
  • We Want God! (31 years ago today, Pope John Paul II changed the World.)

    06/02/2010 9:27:26 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 7 replies · 244+ views
    Opinionjournal.com ^ | April 7, 2005 | Peggy Noonan
    On June 2, 1979, the Pope arrived in Poland. What followed will never be forgotten by those who witnessed it. He knelt and kissed the ground, the dull gray tarmac of the airport outside Warsaw. The silent churches of Poland at that moment began to ring their bells. The pope traveled by motorcade from the airport to the Old City of Warsaw. The government had feared hundreds or thousands or even tens of thousands would line the streets and highways. By the end of the day, with the people lining the streets and highways plus the people massed outside Warsaw...
  • NATO’s new Strategic Concept discussed in Warsaw

    03/12/2010 7:34:01 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 3/12/2010 | Defense Professionals
    For two days the Polish capital has become a hub of discussion on NATO’s new Strategic Concept – a document that, once agreed by all Allies, will shape the organisation’s future direction. The Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, began his first official visit to Poland on 12 March by taking part in the international conference “NATO’s New Strategic Concept – Global, Transatlantic and Regional Challenges and Tasks”. The seminar – organised by the Warsaw Centre for International Relations and the Polish Ministry of Defence, with the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division – brought together at the Royal...
  • US to deploy Patriot missiles in Poland in 2010

    10/19/2009 1:15:41 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 1,249+ views
    Space War ^ | 10/16/2009 | Staff Writers
    The United States will deploy ground-to-air Patriot missiles in Poland in 2010 and is discussing its plans for a new anti-missile system with Warsaw, a US defence official said Friday. "We presented some detailed information on how the rotations of our Patriot batteries would be conducted over the next few years under the August 2008 agreement" with Poland, US Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Alexander Vershbow said in Warsaw. "We look forward to the commencement of those rotations next year," Vershbow said following talks with Poland's Deputy Defence Minister Stanislaw Komorowski Friday ahead of next week's visit by...
  • Warsaw Ghetto uprising leader Edelman dies at 90

    10/05/2009 3:22:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 2,055+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-03
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of WWII Warsaw Ghetto uprising, died Friday in Warsaw at the age of 90. Paula Sawicka told The Associated Press that Edelman died at her family's home at 2 p.m. EDT (1800GMT) of old age. "He died at home, among friends, among his close people," Sawicka said.
  • Sirens wail, church bells toll, traffic stands still as Poland commemorates the Warsaw Rising'44

    08/01/2009 5:39:28 PM PDT · by Matt_Rel · 30 replies · 1,004+ views
     Today marks the  65th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising against Nazi Germany. [Prime Minister Donald Tusk, President of Warsaw H.G.Waltz, President of Poland Lech Kaczynski, Chairman of the Polish Parliament B.Komorowski]   Sirens will wail and church bells will toll across Poland on the stroke of 5:00 pm., the exact time when the Polish Home Army started the rising. In line with long-established tradition, private vehicles and pedestrians are to stand still for a minute of silence. The president and prime minister laid wreaths at the monument to the Warsaw Rising at the Powonzki cemetery, which on August 1 is visited...
  • Polish documentary shows prewar Jewish life

    03/22/2009 12:08:59 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 747+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 21, 2009 | Monika Scislowska
    Polish documentary shows prewar Jewish life By Monika Scislowska Associated Press Writer / March 21, 2009 WARSAW, Poland—Poland's Jews were nearly wiped out in the Nazi Holocaust, then the communists who ruled the country for decades after World War II waged anti-Semitic campaigns and made Jewish history a taboo topic. But a new documentary draws on a patchwork of amateur camera footage shot mostly by American Jews visiting relatives in the 1930s in Polish towns and provides a window into what once was. It makes its debut in Canada, Germany and Ukraine in Polish next month, and an English version...
  • Poland denies Barack Obama cannibal 'joke' (yes, joke in quotes)

    11/25/2008 4:42:43 AM PST · by VlPu · 23 replies · 1,367+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 18 Nov 2008 | Matthew Day
    Poland has been forced to deny its foreign minister 'joked' that President-Elect Barack Obama's grandparents were cannibals. Writing in his blog, Mr Czarnecki, an MEP, quoted the foreign minister as saying: "Have you heard that Obama may have a Polish connection? His grandfather ate a Polish missionary." A spokesman for the Polish foreign office conceded that Mr Sikorski had made the controversial comment, but denied that the foreign minister had intended to insult Mr Obama, whose father was Kenyan. Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, has made no comment on the affair. It appears that Mr Sikorski's position is not...
  • Poland remembers the Warsaw Rising

    08/01/2008 2:36:23 PM PDT · by lizol · 8 replies · 151+ views
    thenews.pl ^ | 01.08.2008
    Poland remembers the Warsaw Rising Created: 01.08.2008 08:20 Today marks the 64th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Rising of 1944, the biggest operation organised and executed by a partisan organisation in WWII. In the Uprising, lasting 63 days, 18,000 insurgents were killed and 25,000 wounded. Losses among the civilians amounted to 180,000 people. Much of the capital was razed to the ground and left in ruins. The battle began on August 1, 1944, as part of a nation-wide rebellion, Operation Tempest. and was intended to last for only a few days until the Soviet Army reached the city...
  • THE CITY OF PHOENIX - WAR*SAW EVERYTHING (SEE AMAZING PICS OF POLAND'S WARSAW)

    07/31/2008 2:37:16 PM PDT · by lizol · 25 replies · 577+ views
    The exhibition THE CITY OF PHOENIX - WAR*SAW EVERYTHING is a non-profit undertaking in order to present the war and post-war history of Warsaw, it's destruction and reconstruction The exhibition THE CITY OF PHOENIX - WAR*SAW EVERYTHING is a collection of 28 photomontages, where photos from the Warsaw Uprising have been morphed with modern day photos of the exact same places.
  • In Memory of Irena Sendlerowa

    05/22/2008 5:09:59 PM PDT · by antonia · 9 replies · 352+ views
    www.irenasendler.org ^ | Monday May 12th, 2008 at 8:00 am | www.irenasendler.org
    In Memory of Irena Sendlerowa 1910-2008 Irena Sendler passed away on Monday May 12th, 2008 at 8:00 am CEST in Warsaw, Poland. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 15th at noon CEST in Warsaw. Memorial services are planned in numerous places, including Fort Scott, KS. The life of Irena Sendler was one of great testimony, one of courage and love, one of respect for all people, regardless of race, religion and creed. She passed away peacefully, knowing that her message goes on. Our hearts and prayers go out to her worldwide family. She is gone, but will...
  • Sendler, savior of Warsaw Ghetto children, dies

    05/12/2008 2:09:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 149+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/08 | Gabriela Baczynska
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who saved thousands of Jewish children during World War Two by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, died in the Polish capital on Monday after a long illness, local media said. Israel's Holocaust remembrance authority, Yad Vashem, said in a statement that it mourned her death. The web portal of Poland's leading daily, Gazeta Wyborcza, said Sendler, 98, died in Plocka Street hospital early on Monday. The hospital declined to comment on the report. Yad Vashem chairman Avner Shalev said: "Irena Sendler's courageous activities rescuing Jews during the Holocaust serve as...
  • Ex-leader recalls Warsaw Ghetto uprising

    04/15/2008 12:30:37 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies · 1,910+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 04/15/2008 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    LODZ, Poland (AP) - Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw ghetto by a handful of scrappy, poorly armed Jews against the Nazi army, becomes emotional when he speaks of the fighters he led. "I remember them all—boys and girls—220 altogether, not too many to remember their faces, their names," says the 89-year-old doctor, who still works in a Lodz hospital. Edelman will lay a wreath in their honor at the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto on Saturday, the 65th anniversary of the uprising. The Nazis walled off the ghetto in November...
  • Poland's Jewish leaders envision modern skyscraper in historic Warsaw Ghetto

    11/01/2007 1:12:03 PM PDT · by lizol · 10 replies · 209+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007 | Vanessa Gera
    Poland's Jewish leaders envision modern skyscraper in historic Warsaw Ghetto By Vanessa Gera ASSOCIATED PRESS 7:55 a.m. November 1, 2007 WARSAW, Poland – Poland's Jewish leaders have unveiled plans for a glass skyscraper in a neighborhood that was the heart of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. The building – projected to rise 680 feet high – would tower over the elegant Nozyk synagogue, Warsaw's only remaining synagogue, dramatically altering the look of the historic neighborhood. The skyscraper would include a new house of prayer, a kosher restaurant and vast commercial space, giving Warsaw's growing Jewish community a place...
  • Man, 92, to Be Deported for Aiding Nazis

    08/16/2007 10:43:34 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 70 replies · 1,530+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/2007 | RODRIQUE NGOWI
    BOSTON (AP) - An immigration judge has ordered the deportation of a 92-year-old retired factory worker because he lied about his part in the Nazi destruction of Warsaw's Jewish ghetto in 1943, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Immigration Judge Wayne R. Iskra ordered Vladas Zajanckauskas sent to his native Lithuania, according to a news release from Alice S. Fisher, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's criminal division. Zajanckauskas' lawyer, Thomas Butters, did not immediately return a call Thursday seeking comment. The deportation order, issued Aug. 2 and delivered to the Department of Justice on Tuesday, comes more than two years...
  • Poland marks 63rd anniversary of tragic WWII Warsaw Uprising

    08/01/2007 7:47:27 AM PDT · by twinself · 81 replies · 1,139+ views
    M&C ^ | 1st of August 2007
    Aug 1, 2007, 12:31 GMT Warsaw - Memorial ceremonies across Poland Wednesday marked the 63rd anniversary of the tragic Warsaw Uprising of Polish Home Army (AK) partisans against occupying Nazi German forces, bent on systematically destroying the Polish capital and its population during World War Two. 'It is very difficult to suffer such a great loss, but Poland would be weaker today if not for the Warsaw Uprising,' Poland's Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski told reporters after a ceremonial changing of the guard at Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Fought in a bid to secure Poland's post-war independence, the Warsaw...
  • Warsaw ghetto uprising anniversary (see pictures)

    04/19/2007 3:58:22 PM PDT · by lizol · 55 replies · 1,876+ views
    Polish Radio ^ | 19.04.2007
    Warsaw ghetto uprising anniversary 19.04.2007 Today is the 64th anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, which broke out on April 19, 1943 and went on thru mid-May the same year. The ghetto established by the Germans in Warsaw in 1940 was home to about 4 hundred thousand Jews. Because of massive deportations of Jews to the Nazi death camps, but also by famine, diseases and the inhuman conditions in the overcrowded district, the number of inhabitants of the Warsaw ghetto continued to drop. The April 1943 uprising was an attempt to resist the annihilation of the ghetto by...
  • Poland Through Foreign Eyes

    04/09/2007 1:51:20 PM PDT · by lizol · 32 replies · 786+ views
    The Warsaw Voice ^ | 6 April 2007 | Antoni JJ Bohdanowicz
    Poland Through Foreign Eyes 6 April 2007 Warsaw is like a heart; foreigners circulate through it like blood. With every heartbeat, a new group of expats come into the city and another group leaves. But still, there are some that come and stay here for longer. Some have come here because of business opportunities or contracts, others for family or love. These people have observed how Poland really is, and how it has changed throughout the years. Living here for longer than six months or a year can really change someone's perspective on this place. Below are four stories of...
  • Ramallah isn't Warsaw (Catholic officials compare Israel to Nazi Germany)

    03/09/2007 12:20:56 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 5 replies · 363+ views
    ynet ^ | 03/08/07 | Eldad Beck
    German Church's comparison of Israel to Nazis clear anti-Semitic expression BERLIN: How much chutzpa, insensitivity, and foolishness is there in a person that dares compare the situation of the Palestinians in the Territories to the state of the Jews at the Warsaw Ghetto in World War II? This is even more so when we are talking about the leaders of Germany's Catholic Church. Nobody is attempting to claim the living conditions of Palestinians in the Territories are ideal, but nobody has a right to exaggerate the descriptions of those difficult conditions to the point of comparing the Nazis' systematic imprisonment...
  • Ties to Communist Secret Police Snare Polish Bishop

    01/05/2007 10:42:33 PM PST · by bd476 · 54 replies · 1,113+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 6, 2007 | CRAIG S. SMITH
    Warsaw's new archbishop, Stanislaw W. Wielgus, caught in Eastern Europe's widening witch hunt for former Communist secret police informers, admitted Friday that he had collaborated with the Sluzba Bezpieczenstwa, or Security Service, known as the S.B. "Before you today, I confess to the mistake committed by me years ago, just as I have confessed to the Holy Father," Bishop Wielgus said in an open letter to Polish Catholics. "By the fact of this entanglement, I have damaged the church." He said he compounded that damage by denying "facts of this cooperation" in recent days. Bishop Wielgus insisted, however, that he...
  • Polish ministry summons U.S. ambassador over accusation diplomat overstepped his bounds

    11/07/2006 6:05:31 AM PST · by A. Pole · 7 replies · 781+ views
    <p>Poland's foreign minister on Tuesday summoned the United States ambassador to answer allegations that a high-ranking U.S. diplomat overstepped his bounds in a private conversation with an aide to the prime minister.</p> <p>Anna Fotyga was to meet with U.S. Ambassador Victor Ashe Tuesday evening to clarify comments made by Ashe's chief deputy during talks with a senior government official, ministry spokesman Andrzej Sados said.</p>
  • Former Polish aristocrats sue CIA over alleged seizure of Warsaw home

    10/30/2006 12:21:55 PM PST · by lizol · 1 replies · 501+ views
    Edmonton Journal ^ | October 29, 2006 | Bob Weber
    Former Polish aristocrats sue CIA over alleged seizure of Warsaw home $275M suit launched by Canadian family says U.S. conspired with Communists Bob Weber, The Canadian Press Published: Sunday, October 29, 2006 MONTREAL - A Canadian family of one time Polish aristocrats has claimed in court that the CIA conspired with Poland's former Communist regime to imprison their father and acquire his stately home for the U.S. Embassy. The Cold War may be history, but John Czetwertynski's blue eyes still flash with anger and his slight accent thickens when he discusses the $275-million lawsuit filed in a New York court...
  • From Warsaw, a new look at Iraq

    10/08/2006 6:25:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Frank Pellegrini
    Brig. Gen. Shaukat, left, and Maj. Gen. Khalid Wynne of Pakistan chat during a social event at the 3rd annual Coalition Conference on Thursday, Oct. 5 in Warsaw, Poland. Although Pakistan is not a member of the coalition, Pakistani military officials were invited to Warsaw to share in the updates given on the progress in Iraq. BAGHDAD - For the last plane full of generals, military staff and dignitaries from half a dozen countries returning to Iraq to resume the fight, the 3rd annual Coalition Conference in Warsaw ended with a Friday afternoon trip down Airport Road. After three days...
  • ON THIS DAY: 1944 - Poles surrender after Warsaw uprising

    10/04/2006 3:33:47 PM PDT · by lizol · 19 replies · 633+ views
    BBC News ^ | 3 October 2006
    1944: Poles surrender after Warsaw uprising The Germans have crushed a rebellion in Warsaw led by the Polish Home Army. Street fighting began on 1 August as Soviet troops were heard battling on the outskirts of the Polish capital. After 63 days of struggle and little outside help, the Polish Home Army surrendered to the Germans after a ceasefire at 2200 local time yesterday. Resistance groups had used the sewers to travel from one part of the city to another and send messages. Much of the supplies that were dropped by the RAF and US Air Force landed on enemy...
  • Warsaw commemorates fall of its tragic 1944 Uprising

    10/02/2006 11:05:29 AM PDT · by lizol · 4 replies · 380+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 02.10.2006
    Warsaw commemorates fall of its tragic 1944 Uprising 02.10.2006 October 2nd marks the anniversary of the fall of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. After two months of bloody fighting against prevailing Nazi ground and air units, the Warsaw insurgents capitulated. Following the complete forced evacuation of its inhabitants, Warsaw was burned and turned into a sea of rubble at the revengeful orders of Adolf Hitler. The heavy resistance took the toll of 18 thousand soldiers of the underground Home Army (AK) and 180 thousand civilian lives. Their tragic struggle had been witnessed by the Soviet Red Army standing idly across...
  • PM Kaczynski Denied Meeting with President Bush (Article is false)

    09/18/2006 4:44:39 PM PDT · by mcg2000 · 31 replies · 614+ views
    The Warsaw Business Journal of Poland ^ | 1st September 2006 | Staff
    PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski will make his first visit to Washington On September 13 where he will meet with vice president Dick Cheney, secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, the chairman of House of Representatives and the head of the Energetics Department. He will not, however, be meeting with President Bush. Polish diplomats have attempted to set up a meeting with the US President. US officials have explained that he simply has no time due to the upcoming 9/11 anniversary, November election campaign and ONZ's general assembly. Former Polish PM Leszek Miller and Marek Belka both met with president Bush in the...
  • Warsaw to get statue of ex-president Reagan

    09/18/2006 4:06:52 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 14 replies · 593+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/18/06 | Reuters
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish admirers of Ronald Reagan plan to raise a statue of the former U.S president in Warsaw, where he is revered for his role in the downfall of communism in Europe. The 3.5-meter (3.8-yard) stone-and-bronze statue will stand across from the U.S. Embassy, the head of the group raising money for the memorial said on Monday. The group includes Poles living in Poland, Canada and the United States. "Reagan was the person who defeated the communists and opened the way for freedom in Poland," Janusz Dorosiewicz said. "The statue is a way for his legacy to live...
  • Warsaw has mermaid's breast covered on Miss World poster

    08/23/2006 1:15:05 PM PDT · by lizol · 38 replies · 2,152+ views
    CNews ^ | August 23, 2006
    Warsaw has mermaid's breast covered on Miss World poster WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A white scarf was discretely added over an artist's depiction of a mermaid with an exposed breast on a poster advertising the 2006 Miss World contest, after officials in Warsaw's conservative administration deemed it too suggestive, the artist's agent said Wednesday. Rafal Olbinski obligingly placed a white scarf with the Miss World inscription across the offending body part, said his agent, Piotr Reichel. He "agreed to make the change at the request from the Warsaw promotion office," the agent added. This year's Miss World contest is to...
  • Nobel prize winner Grass admits serving in Nazi SS

    08/11/2006 1:25:11 PM PDT · by lizol · 127 replies · 2,771+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 11, 2006
    Nobel prize winner Grass admits serving in Nazi SS Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:37 PM BST BERLIN (Reuters) - Nobel prize-winning German author Guenter Grass has admitted for the first time that he served in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler's elite Nazi troops. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Grass, 78, said he volunteered for submarine service towards the end of World War Two. He was called up instead to serve in the Waffen-SS in the eastern city of Dresden. The author, best known for his first novel "The Tin Drum" and an active supporter of Germany's Social Democratic...