Basic information on Auschwitz

Auschwitz, the  Nazi German concentration and extermination camp, is the most recognizable symbol of the Holocaust and place of genocide in the world. Never, and in no other camp or extermination center did the SS murder such a great number of Jews from nearly all the Nazi occupied Europe. However, many people do not know that Poles constituted nearly 40% of the prisoners registered in the camp and that those incarcerated and murdered there included also: the Roma, Soviet POWs and prisoners of over twenty nationalities. And only experts will know the role Auschwitz was to play in the Nazi German settlement plans of Eastern Europe, which – aside from exterminating the Jews – posited also the destruction of the majority of the Slavic population.

German Holocaust archive publishes inventory online: 30 million documents

General Inventory ITS:

The International Tracing Service says it has published its Holocaust-era inventory online, offering an overview of holdings that include some 30 million documents on Nazi persecution, forced labor and the fates of survivors.


Konkurs języka polskiego „Ja a Polska”

Interesujesz się Polską kulturą? Uczysz się polskiego? A może dopiero planujesz zacząć swoją przygodę z językiem polskim? Spróbuj swoich sił w konkursie „Ja a Polska”! Napisz o swoich przeżyciach, wrażeniach, wspomnieniach, związkach albo po prostu skojarzeniach związanych z Polską.

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Vancouver Polish Film Festival October 21-23, 2016

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OCT 23, 2016 – 2PM
The Mother of Kings | Matka Królów

Poland | Drama | 127 minutes | 1982
Director: Janusz Zaorski

An impoverished widowed mother expecting her fourth child deals with nearly 25 years of political oppression in this stark drama.

OCT 21, 2016 | 9:20 PM
Blindness | Zaćma

Poland | Drama | 114 minutes | 2016
Director: Ryszard Bugajski

Haunted by her ruthless past, a former high-ranking security officer in Poland’s communist government seeks an audience with the Primate of the Polish Catholic Church, in this compelling drama from Ryszard Bugajski (Interrogation).