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  • Auschwitz mist showers resemble the Holocaust death camps causing outrage today
    Auschwitz mist showers conjure haunting visions of Holocaust gas chambers
    The Auschwitz mist showers that are hanging over the sidewalk outside the Auschwitz Museum during Poland’s heat wave offer a shower of mist meant to cool folks off, but instead it's heated things up. The mist showers, which are basically...
  • Nazi train hunters
    Nazi 'gold train' hunters blocked from site
    Polish police on Mondayblocked off a wooded area near where a group of treasure hunters believe an alleged Nazi gold train rests. The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, a Pole and a...
  • Anita Wlodarczyk
    Poland's Wlodarczyk leads hammer throw qualifying, Campbell and Bingson advance
    At 75.01 meters, Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland threw the furthest in the women's hammer throw qualifying Wednesday at the World Track and Field Championships in Beijing. Wlodarczyk turned 30 on Aug. 8 and set the world record at 81.08 meters on...
  • Indian cuisine at the Smithsonian Institute
    Recipes: pan pierogies
    Pierogies are traditionally considered peasant foods in Poland, although they eventually gained popularity throughout all the social classes, even the nobles. They are dumplings of unleavened dough – first boiled, at which point they can be...
  • Nazi gold train of legend may have been found
    Nazi gold train of legend may have been found
    The long-rumored Nazi gold train may have been located, and efforts are beginning toward its possible recovery. According to CNN on Thursday, two men, a German and a Pole, have notified the authorities in Poland’s Walbrzych district that...
  • Polish cancer patient receives rare throat transplant
    Polish cancer patient receives rare throat transplant
    Polish surgeons announced that they successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area of a 37-year old man afflicted with advanced cancer of the larynx. According to Dr. Adam Maciejewski, the patient, identified only as...
  • Russian Biker Gang, The Night Wolves
    Putin-backed bikers stopped at Polish border, not permitted entry
    Ten members of the Night Wolves, an Ultra-Patriotic Putin-backed Russian biker gang, were stopped by Polish border guards at the country’s border with Belarus Monday morning, April 27. The Night Wolves’ attempt to ride through Poland...
  • Krakow Castle
    Krakow Castle
    Krakow was once the center of Polish power and culture. It has a rich history. In the heart of the city, perched on a hill on the banks of the river, lies Wawel Castle, home to royalty and government for roughly one thousand years. The site has...
  • Nurse cat extraordinaire
    Nurse cat extraordinaire
    People in Poland are looking at felines differently after hearing about Radamenes. He is considered an angel in Bydgoszcz where he has come through hell and back in order to help other animals suffering at the veterinary center located there...
  • MajorJeljaszewicz
    Anti-fascist Jeljaszewicz
    The Lipka Tatars are a group of Mongols who originally settled in Lithuania during the 14th century. They were Muslims or shamanistic pagans. Today there are about 10,000-15,000 Lipka Tatars living in the former areas of the Polish&ndash...
  • Prague Pride
    Gay Jewish history and culture tour planned to Poland and the Czech Republic
    With 2015 marking the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, Hebro Travel will host a nine-day Jewish history and culture tour across Poland and the Czech Republic. The trip will explore, commemorate and celebrate the past century of the...
  • Iga Jasica woke up during brain surgery because that was part of the procedure!
    Iga Jasica brain surgery scoop: Teen's awakening mid-surgery deliberate
    Iga Jasica took to Facebook to offer the real scoop on what happened during her recent brain surgery. Yes the teen woke up mid-surgery and yes she talked to the doctors, but this was definitely not a mistake!When 19-year-old Iga Jasica woke up...
  • Iga Jasica Brain surgery
    Iga Jasica: Brain surgery interrupted by 19-yr-old patient, who asks for update
    Iga Jasica, a 19-year-old from Poland, was in the middle of brain surgery to remove a cancerous growth when surgeons got the shock of their career – Iga came out of sedation and asked the doctors how her surgery was progressing. Talk about...
  • Iga Jasica wakes during brain surgery and starts chatting with the doctors
    Iga Jasica brain surgery: Teen wakes with brain exposed mid-surgery, starts chat
    This is the stuff nightmares are made of, but one teen took it all in her stride. Waking up in the middle of brain surgery sounds like a painful experience, but when this happened to 19-year-old Iga Jasica she didn’t feel a thing. The teen...
  • Dead Polish vampire
    Polish 'vampires' were likely victims of cholera epidemic, study finds
    Clearly, one of the best ways to prevent a vampire from feeding on the living is to bury it with a well-positioned sickle over its throat. Upon reanimation, the vampire will unavoidably cut off its own head as it works to free itself from the...
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