world war two

The Warsaw Uprising… In Color
Having amassed nearly 70,000 followers on Facebook, Mikołaj Kaczmarek has become one of the country’s best known graphic artists specializing in the colorization of historic photos. This issue he selects his most powerful works connected to the insurgency that nearly cost the city its existence… WI: How complex is...
Hope Against Hope

Hope Against Hope

Features 8 September 2015 0

It’s a picture that has compelled people for decades: now, the search is on to find the girl pictured in one of the classic photos of post-war Warsaw. By Stuart Dowell | Photograph by profimedia/corbis/Reginald Kenny  Warsaw, 1946. A young girl, possibly 8 or 9 years old, although after...
Golden Train Found?

Golden Train Found?

Blog 21 August 2015 0

A 70-year-old mystery looks to have been cracked after news broke that a Nazi “ghost train” packed with gold had finally been tracked down in the Sowa Mountains in the South West of Poland. According to local lore, a train laden with priceless art, gold and jewelry was seen...
Traces of the Uprising
No single event in Poland’s history comes close to matching the tragedy, heroism and ultimate futility of the Warsaw Uprising. With the anniversary falling on August 1, the Insider traces the ghosts of the past.  BY ALEX WEBBER Turned, in the words of Norman Davies, into a “lawless laboratory...
Foreigners on the Battlefield
With August 1st marking the anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, we take a deeper look at the role foreigners played in the insurgency… By Stuart Dowell, Illustration Michał Miszkurka Although often thought of as a straight battle between the Poles and the Germans, there were in fact a...

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