- History of the Krakow Ghetto
- Posted: 27-04-2012 Category: Krakow News
The Krakow Ghetto was formed on the 3rd March 1941, one of five major ghettos to be set up by the Germans in the General Government (the occupied but unannexed territories of Poland) in the course of World War II and the Holocaust. Life in the Crakow Ghetto became increasingly bloody and hellish as the Nazi programme of genocide intensified: subject to severe overcrowding, an acute lack of food and poor sanitation, those that didn’t perish from disease or malnutrition, were deported to surrounding concentration camps or simply murdered in the streets – an action which culminated in the Krakow Ghetto Massacre of March 1943.
- Auschwitz visit for German football team stirs fresh debate
- Posted: 24-03-2012 Category: Krakow News
With the European Football Championship 2012 set to take place in Krakow Poland this summer, a debate has broken out in Germany over whether its national team should visit Auschwitz.
- Polish poet Szymborska, dead at 88, brought light to her people
- Posted: 03-02-2012 Category: Krakow News
POLAND'S 1996 Nobel prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska, whose simple words and playful verse plucked irony and empathy out of life, has died aged 88.