A student survey about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising reflects the country’s new nuanced approach to the past
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.
A night with the Israeli Philharmonic in Warsaw
Looking at Poland fifteen years after my first visit
What’s the best way to make history come alive? One guide’s answer: stories.
Poland gives tribute on the 70th anniversary
Warsaw’s newest museum rests on the site of the former Jewish ghetto
Why you should learn to spell the name of the mastermind of Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews
A guided tour of Polish Jewry’s greatest treasure, once buried in the rubble of Warsaw
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
An adventure in dumpling consumption
Zygmunt Miłoszewski plumbs the country’s painful past in his best-selling thrillers
How Chava Rosenfarb survived the Lodz ghetto to write a masterpiece about the experience
My relative wrote one of the Shoah’s most revealing documents. Why doesn’t anyone know of it?
Finding answers on a first walk through Warsaw
The week of the 70th anniversary of the ghetto uprising, Tablet magazine reported from Poland
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
Photographer Łukasz Baksik hunts repurposed matzevot, burial markers turned cornerstones and cobbles
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Plus Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter will end supply of kosher meat
World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
A yearlong first encounter with the great Yiddish author who gave me my middle name
Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department
The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism
A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms
The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow
Their parents and grandparents hid their Jewishness, but now some Poles are converting back to Judaism
An excerpt from a dramatic new account of the young Jews behind the Warsaw Ghetto Underground
The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it