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Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

Apr. 19, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion. Polish President Andrzej Duda...

Polish ghetto survivor worries about rising nationalism

Apr. 18, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Marian Kalwary can still hear the faint chant of a thin little girl trying to sell insoles to people on a street of the Warsaw ghetto and get food. No one bought them and some days later the girl vanished from the street. "Maybe she was too weak to come, or maybe she just died" of...

Top EU court: Poland broke law by logging in pristine forest

Apr. 17, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday that Poland violated environmental laws with its massive felling of trees in one of Europe's last pristine forests. The ruling by the European Court of Justice said that, in increasing logging in the Bialowieza Forest in 2016-17, Poland...

Saving the bison: Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow

Apr. 16, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seven young female bison from Poland are being shipped off to help boost a herd in Spain and expand the population of Europe's largest animal, which is on the endangered species list. Michal Krzysiak, head of the Bialowieza National Park in eastern Poland, said the bison — aged...

US recognizes contributions of 3 Polish WWII veterans

Apr. 13, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States has presented U.S. flags to three Polish veterans of World War II to honor their struggle for Poland and the Allies against Nazi Germany. The U.S. defense attache in Warsaw, Col. John Downey, presented the flags to Col. Halina Jedrzejewska, who was a nurse during the...

Poland to spend $8.8 billion on clean heating to fight smog

Apr. 12, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government plans to spend up to $8.8 billion by 2028 on cleaner heating as part of its efforts to fight smog, the Polish prime minister said Thursday. Mateusz Morawiecki spoke at a government committee tasked with fighting air pollution under a new "Stop Smog" program. The...

Poland stops ceremony for author accused of anti-Semitism

Apr. 11, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials have intervened to prevent an author accused of anti-Semitism from receiving an award at a Polish diplomatic outpost in the United States. A private U.S.-based Polish organization had planned to give awards at the Polish consulate in New York next week to three...

As numbers dwindle, Jews who fought Nazis recall struggle

Apr. 11, 2018 7:07 AM EDT

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying to undermine the Nazis by derailing trains, burning bridges, sabotaging communication lines and...

Polish WWII survivors sue publisher of books by late Nazi

Apr. 10, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three survivors of World War II atrocities have sued a Polish publisher of books that contain Nazi propaganda and Holocaust denial, a lawyer in Poland said Tuesday. Wojciech Kozlowski, a partner in the Warsaw office of international legal firm Dentons, said the lawsuit filed last week...

Poland marks 8th anniversary of president's death in Russia

Apr. 10, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader unveiled a monument Tuesday remembering the victims of the 2010 airplane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, the first lady and many other political and military leaders, the worst tragedy to befall the nation in decades. Thousands of...