Tag: Poland

Poland Had the Royal Castle Ready. Then Trump Canceled His Trip.

WARSAW — Elaborate military escorts stood ready. Chefs were at work on a grand state dinner at the Royal Castle. A concert was cued up for television and radio broadcast. The annual commemoration of the outbreak of World War II was even moved from Gdansk to Warsaw, where crowds would be bigger. Poland’s governing party […]

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Klezmer Music and Memory at a Festival Celebrating Jewish Life in Poland

KRAKOW, Poland — There were lectures on the journey of Jews from shtetls in Poland to new homes in what would become Israel; workshops on chanting the Torah and cooking for Shabbat; exhibitions documenting the devastation brought by World War II; and debates about Jewish life in Poland today. Everywhere, there was music. Gentle lullabies […]

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With No Boys Born in Nearly 10 Years, a Polish Village Finds Fame in Its Missing Males

MIEJSCE ODRZANSKIE, Poland — The mayor is offering a reward for the missing. Scientists want to investigate their absence. And television crews have come searching for answers about a small Polish village’s strange population anomaly. No boy has been born there in almost a decade. The detail first attracted the attention of the Polish news […]

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Anti-Gay Brutality in a Polish Town Blamed on Poisonous Propaganda

BIALYSTOK, Poland — The marchers at the first gay pride parade here in the conservative Polish city of Bialystok expected that they would be met with resistance. But last week when Katarzyna Sztop-Rutkowska saw the angry mob of thousands that awaited the marchers, who numbered only a few hundred, she was shocked. “The most aggressive […]

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Poland plans tighter 5G security standards, may curtail Huawei

(Reuters) — Poland has proposed tightening its cyber security standards and could ban certain products or suppliers from key parts of a future 5G network, the country’s digital ministry said in a document published on Wednesday. The proposals, sent to the European Commission on July 15, come after assessments conducted by European states amid an […]

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‘Modern Slavery’ Ring in U.K. Ensnared up to 400 Polish People, Authorities Say

LONDON — They lived in desperate straits in Poland, often homeless and suffering from addictions. So when the call came to get free housing and well-paid jobs in Britain, hundreds decided to make the move. But instead of a better life, the British authorities said on Friday, the immigrants found themselves in the clutches of […]

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For Artist at Auschwitz, a Challenge: Stepping Into the Past, Not on It

OSWIECIM, Poland — The letter to Daniel Libeskind’s father arrived shortly after the war ended. His sister, Rozia, informed him that his family was dead. She was the only one of 10 siblings to survive Auschwitz. Over three handwritten pages in Yiddish, she detailed the horrors they endured. “As I write these words,” she concluded, […]

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European Heat Wave? It’s the New Normal

Temperatures started to soar across Europe on Wednesday, with authorities from Paris to Warsaw issuing heat alerts, canceling events and bracing for potentially record heat across the region. Meteorologists say the temperatures, a result of a warm air mass traveling north from Africa, could climb well above the typical June average to 40 degrees Celsius, […]

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Europe Is Bracing for a Heat Wave. It’s the New Normal.

Temperatures were set to soar across Europe beginning on Wednesday, with authorities from Paris to Warsaw issuing heat alerts, canceling events and bracing for potentially record heat across the region. Meteorologists say the temperatures, a result of a warm air mass traveling north from Africa, could climb well above the typical June average to 40 […]

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The Holocaust Survivor Who Deciphered Nazi Doublespeak

They didn’t wait for the war to end. In August 1944, as soon as Soviet troops swept the Nazis out of eastern Poland, a group of Jewish intellectuals rushed to cities like Lublin and Lodz to begin collecting and recording, scouring for any trace of the still fresh horror that had taken their own loved […]

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Part 4: Poland’s Culture Wars

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In Poland, a nationalist party has been in power for four years. We went to Warsaw, the capital, and Gdansk, the birthplace of a movement that brought down Communism, to see how this government has changed […]

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