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Markus Reichert meets with Polish Jews in Krakow and discovers a new sense of Jewish identity. Just an hour's drive from Auschwitz, more and more young Polish Jews are keen to discover their roots. Find out more: www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16193010,00.html
Some 2000 soldiers have taken part in a NATO drill in north-western Poland. They’re part of a new force designed to boost security in eastern Europe. Relations between Moscow and the West are at their lowest point since the Cold War.
Polish and German leaders have commemorated the 75th anniversary of the German invasion that began World War II. They drew clear parallels to the present conflict in Ukraine, warning that European peace was under threat. Read more: www.dw.de/english
An old debate is stirred again as Silesians question their national heritage. Rightwing conservatives in Poland feel national unity is threatened, minorities feel discriminated against.The dispute was unleashed by the former prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski. The nationalist politician said those who chose to describe themselves as 'Silesian' in the recent census were selecting a 'disguised option for Germany'. While most Silesians would never consider breaking away from Poland, they say they don't want to be treated as second-class citizens.
More and more Chechens are fleeing to Poland, but the country is ill-equipped to handle all the asylum-seekers. Poland can accommodate about 2,000 people in its refugee centers, but estimates say there are more than 10,000 Chechens in the country. About that same number have continued onwards to other EU countries. Some of these refugees say Poland never processed them as asylum seekers -- even though, under EU regulations, the first EU country of entry is required to do so. European Journal home page: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
The Round Table Talks in 1989 marked the beginning of Poland's road toward democracy. The original table is displayed at the presidential palace in Warsaw. The 1989 negotiations at this table have gone down in history. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Poland's parliament has banned the production of kosher and halal meat - and the country's Jewish community says the decision is outrageous. Polish meat producers are also disappointed. Poland is the EU's largest exporter of kosher and halal meat - but the country's constitutional court and parliament decided that the method of slaughter is illegal. Jews and Muslims in Poland consider the ban an affront to their religion, and they're trying to find a legal loophole that will allow meat production to continue. Poland's chief rabbi has threatened to resign unless the ban is lifted. The move by parliament caught many abattoir owners by surprise. They believed that the law would never make it through the legislature. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
In the fervently Roman Catholic country of Poland, a poster campaign defending atheism is attracting attention. In the past few years, increasing numbers of Roman Catholics have left the church, even though doing so means overcoming many bureaucratic hurdles. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Every winter in Poland, one of Europe's loveliest palaces and its park transform themselves into an enchanted realm. Hundreds of thousands of Poles watch the spectacle. Because the country is quite far to the east in the Central European time zone, it's already dark in the afternoon. 150,000 lights illuminate Wilanów Palace. In its 300-year history, the palace has seen a lot, including the lavish summer fêtes of King Augustus the Strong, the partitions of Poland, two World Wars and communism. Now it is being renovated, but at peresent the real attraction is in the palace park: a huge maze of lights. Part two of our series: Europe by Night More: http://www.dw.de/european-journal-the-magazine-from-brussels-2014-02-19/e-17399462-9798
I was blessed with an opportunity to travel to Central Europe (Czech Republic, Poland, & Hungary) last fall with my husband and mother-in-law, and we had a wonderful time...I chose to keep a travel journal along the way to capture our adventures, and this is the result. I found much of my inspiration for this style of travel journal from Mary Ann Moss' blog, I highly recommend it. To see what my handmade journal looked like BEFORE my trip, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgt0oR... Thanks again for watching!
The Polish village of Osinow Dolny is close to the German border. It attracts horders of shoppers from across the border,keen to snap up bargains: Everything here is cheaper than in Germany.But what really makes it unusual is the extraordinary number of hairdressers: Most of the villages 200 residents work in its 30 hairdressing salons. The customers are elderly ladies from Germany,who are delighted that at 4 euros a go,a visit to the hairdresser's costs about as much as it did when they were young.
Poland: Auschwitz & Krawkow // music: -Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html? isrc=USUAN1100409 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -You like it - Vibe Tracks (Youtube Audio Library)
64 years after the end of World War Two,construction workers have unearthed a mass grave with the bones of 2,000 people near Marienburg Castle in Malbork,Poland,the former Marienburg. The evidence suggests the bodies are mostly of German civilians -- men,women,and children -- killed in early 1945 towards the end of the war. Report by Darius Cierpialkowski.