July 5, 2006 |
Some of the images seem almost mundane: a photograph of hunched women picking cabbage; essays scrawled in the handwriting of schoolchildren; posters advertising a summertime performance of the Jewish Symphony Orchestra. But their everyday appearance is undercut by stories of exceptional horror. The fertile cabbage field became a mass grave site. The words written by a 14-year-old describe the desperate cries for food he hears on the street.
October 23, 2005 |
THE Barbakan area of this city's Old Town teems with antique splendor: church spires, gingerbread houses, brick towers, even a nearby drawbridge. But tonight the members of a 4-year-old dance collective named Bretoncaffe are throwing themselves against the walls in "Slam," a free, outdoor performance that depicts trapped energy curdling into fierce aggression.
July 1, 2005 |
An austere Nordic design in glass and limestone was chosen Thursday for Warsaw's new Jewish museum -- a rectangular building with a jagged passageway. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, due to open in 2008, will depict Jewish life, which flourished for eight centuries in Poland before it was virtually wiped out under Nazi occupation.
May 1, 2003 |
Hundreds gathered here in the sun Wednesday to remember those of the city's Jewish ghetto who in April 1943 led a desperate revolt against the overwhelming Nazi forces. Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and his Israeli counterpart, Moshe Katzav, laid wreaths at the imposing black granite monument commemorating the Warsaw ghetto heroes. One was made of white and red flowers, and the other of white and blue, the national colors respectively of Poland and Israel.
October 1, 1999 |
Miroslawa Glowacka, a nurse who is angry about hospital reforms, says she wouldn't bother to journey to Warsaw to join protests if her grievances could be solved by administrators in her central Polish city of Lodz. But the only way to win better working conditions--and improve patient care--is to get the national government to revise its health reform policies, she says.
September 18, 1990
Poland's Parliament takes up the question of new parliamentary and presidential elections this week, with both sides of the now-divided Solidarity movement urging an early ballot. National elections in June, 1989, were only partly free, with Communists and then-allied parties guaranteed a minimum number of seats.