Category: Poland

Historic picture shows the different expressions of six polish…

Historic picture shows the different expressions of six polish civilians moments before death by firing squad, 1939.

This group of men show a wide range of emotions: the first from the left looks anguished, the next one looks defiant, the last one looks resigned… but the man third from the left is smiling at his executioners. He knows he is sure to die as others had been executed before him, but he faces his end with a smile.

On September 3, 1939, two days after the start of the German invasion of Poland, a series of killings occurred in and around the Polish town of Bydgoszcz (German: Bromberg), where a sizable German minority lived. These killings were termed ‘Bloody Sunday’.

The Nazis exploited the deaths as grounds for a massacre of Polish inhabitants after the Wehrmacht captured the town. In an act of retaliation for the killings on Bloody Sunday, a number of Polish civilians were executed by German military units of the Einsatzgruppen, Waffen SS, and Wehrmacht.

Secretly photographing the Holocaust: Rare photos taken by a…

Secretly photographing the Holocaust: Rare photos taken by a Jewish photographer that show daily life in the Lodz ghetto.

44 fascinating pics that document everyday life of Poland in…

44 fascinating pics that document everyday life of Poland in 1970.

50 found snaps that capture everyday life of Poland in the early…

50 found snaps that capture everyday life of Poland in the early 1970s.

Meet the Polish-Jewish ballerina who shot Nazis on her way to…

Meet the Polish-Jewish ballerina who shot Nazis on her way to the gas chamber.

Vintage stereo photographs taken by Hitler’s personal…

Vintage stereo photographs taken by Hitler’s personal photographer depicting the German invasion of Poland in 1939.

Little girl and friend, Zakopane, Poland, 1974.

Little girl and friend, Zakopane, Poland, 1974.