Human remains, FIFA failure, stolen souvenirs
Poland Today compiled this week’s news from around the world about Poland.
Human remains were discovered in Bydgoszcz, halting the construction of 8 million zloty city park. Archaeologists assume there are 80,000 remains in the former Evangelical cemetery due to the fact that the exhumations planned in the 1950s never happened.
Captain of the Poland national football team, Robert Lewandowski, said his poor performance is still affecting him and he couldn’t bring himself to watch the rest of the tournament after Poland was eliminated.
From Polish refugee to KPMG partner
The Australian Financial Review
Anetta Johnston managed to escape Poland at four years old to start a new life with her family in Australia. She became a lawyer and today she is one of the new partners in the enterprise division at one of Australia’s big four firms.
Two Hungarian tourists were charged with theft of a cultural asset after they admitted to stealing bricks from the crematorium at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Police say the man and woman wanted to “bring back a souvenir” but instead were each fined fined 1,500 zloty.
The secret society that documented truth of the Warsaw Ghetto
The Jewish News of Northern California
A group of Jews living in Warsaw secretly chronicled life in the ghetto during WWII and used pens, typewriters and paper as their weapons and collected more than 35,000 pages of diaries, letters, photos and newspapers. “Who Will Write Our History,” is a short film about these unsung heroes and includes footage from ghetto and narration based on their writings.