A man whose Polish parents harboured Jews during the war and provided support to the Jewish Underground ahead of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has said he is "delighted" to see them finally recognised as Righteous Among the Nations.
Andrzej Pluskowski, 72, has spent more than 30 years piecing together both his parents' history and his own beginnings, having been born in a cellar during a German bo
The Pope is due to visit Auschwitz on Friday, as part of a five-day official trip to Poland.
Earlier this month Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland, hailed Pope Francis’s decision to visit Auschwitz as setting “an example for humanity.” However, the visit has already been the cause of some controversy.
Historian Jan Tomasz Gross, who has been censured by the Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party for highlighting the role some Poles played in perpetrating the Holocaust, has warned that the government is looking to take its whitewash of history into the country's classrooms.
The last survivor of the Treblinka revolt carried out by prisoners of the Nazi death camp has died in Israel aged 93.
Samuel Willenberg was one of 67 captives who in 1943 managed to successfully escape the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland shortly before it was destroyed. Around 870,000 Jews were killed in Treblinka - only Auschwitz had a higher death toll.