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Join Poland at War Tours as we explore one of the darkest chapters in Polish history, the Katyn Massacre. Read more.
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In the early hours of September 1, 1939, the world changed irrevocably when Nazi Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of the Second World War. Over the next six years, the Polish people faced unimaginable hardship and loss.  Yet, amidst the tyranny and devastation, brave men and women emerged from the shadows, pledging themselves to...
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“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” The Battle of Britain, an air campaign by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom in 1940, was pivotal in World War II.  Much mythologised in books and films since (and understandably so), the Battle of Britain...
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Auschwitz, the largest and most notorious of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps, stands as a somber reminder of the Holocaust, during which six million Jews and millions of other innocent people were systematically murdered. At Auschwitz alone, approximately 1.1 million people were killed, 900,000 Jews and 200,000 others, including Poles, Romani, and Soviet prisoners...
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Jan Karski, a Polish resistance fighter during World War II, remains a symbol of courage and determination for his efforts to expose the atrocities of the Holocaust.  As a courier for the Polish underground, Karski risked his life to witness the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto and a Nazi concentration camp before attempting to alert...
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In the first edition of our Historical Guide to Kraków, we delved into the city’s deep past, recommending visitors explore Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral, the Old Town, and St Mary’s Basilica, among other sites.  Today’s blog will highlight some of Kraków’s must-visit WW2 sites. If you’re passionate about the history of the Second World...
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Previously on the Poland at Tours blog, we explored Poland’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today, we’ll look at the Seven Wonders of Poland.  In September 2007, the Polish daily newspaper, Rzeczpospolita, organised a nationwide survey to determine which seven cultural wonders the Polish people cherish the most in Poland.  The list is a feast for...
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The Wolf’s Lair (German: Wolfsschanze; Polish: Wilczy Szaniec) is the name given to Hitler’s eastern most wartime HQ. Located in the Masurian forests of what was then East Prussia, the colossal ruins of this Nazi base form one of the most atmospheric WW2 sites in present-day Poland.  Surrounded by thick forest in the Polish region...
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One of Poland’s oldest cities, Lublin was first mentioned in historical documents in 1144, though there is evidence that people lived in the area before this time.  Today, Lublin is the ninth-largest city in Poland and is renowned for its high living standards and is noted as a great European city for businesses.  An important...
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