Animated history of Poland in 10 minutes - and the magnificent posters and caricatures of Arthur Szyk (vintage WWII): http://www.szyk.com/szyk-art/subject-areas.htm

Animated history of Poland in 10 minutes - and the magnificent posters and caricatures of Arthur Szyk

Auschwitz - Poland. Hard to believe such a peaceful looking place could have such a horrid history.

Hard to believe such a peaceful looking place could have such a horrid history.

Church of St. Casimir’s, Krakow, Poland...I was baptized in St. Casimir's Catholic Church in Ohio.  How cool is this?

Church of St. Casimir’s, Krakow, Poland.I was baptized in St. Casimir's Catholic Church in Ohio.

Incredibly couloured ivy on Museum of Natural History in Wroclaw Poland

Incredibly couloured ivy on Museum of Natural History in Wroclaw, Poland

sixpenceee: “Incredibly couloured ivy on National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland taken by Anna Kowalów.

Today in WW2 history 1/25/40 - Oswiecim or Auschwitz Poland was chosen as a concentration camp site.

Auschwitz/Birkenau Concentration camps - Auschwitz was a Nazi concentration & extermination camp and over million people died here. It's possible to visit two parts of the camp: Auschwitz and Birkenau.

Wieliczka Salt Mine. Krakow. Poland.// This mine is a unique development in the history of mining

Wieliczka Salt Mines, Krakow, Poland - dozens of statues and even a chapel all carved out of salt.

Krakow - Wawel cathedral    St. Leonard's Crypt    St. Leonard's Crypt under the Wawel Castle in Kraków, Poland, is a Romanesque crypt founded in the 11th century (around 1038 – 1039) by Casimir I the Restorer who made Kraków his royal residence as the capital.    Crypt of St. Leonard's is considered the best Romanesque interior in Poland.

The Gothic Wawel Castle in Kraków in Poland was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great and consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard. In the century it was rebuilt by Jogaila and Jadwiga of Poland.

Poland Polska Art print Polska Map Polska Wall by MyHomeDeco, $14.00

Poland Polska Art print Polska Map Polska Wall by MyHomeDeco,

Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers.  Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Infographic: Auschwitz remembered - National

Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers. Today marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp Never forget and never let this happen again!

Warsaw, Poland surprised us. When we decided to take a long layover in the city, we anticipated spending time working. However, we quickly became enamored by Warsaw and pushed our work aside to make the most of our stay in the city. The resilient history – from royal to uprising to rebuilding – provided an engaging storyline for our visit. By the end of our trip, we were completely dazzled by the city and already devising a plan for a return trip. To help other travelers enjoy the city like…

3-Day Warsaw Itinerary: A Sightseeing Guide

Uncovering Poland: history, archaeology, arts, culture, folklore, curiosities and more.     Please keep the captions intact, they always include a copyright information or a link to the source. Thank you!

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lamus-dworski: “Students of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn dressed in Polish folk costumes, via Kortowiada.

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