Poland

Culture

Photos: A Polish village still struggles with its history. In World War II, people killed their Jewish neighbors

The Jewish residents of the Polish village of Jedwabne were killed July 10, 1941. For years the village attributed the massacre to German soldiers. In 2000, historian Jan Gross wrote a book that told a different story, that the Jews were killed by their Polish neighbors. The book caused an uproar in Poland and the story of Jedwabne continues to reverberate in Poland today.

Media

Fighting for press freedom with the Polish national anthem

A year ago in Poland, the government passed a law gaining stricter control over state media. At the time, Kamil Dabrowa was the program director for Polish Radio 1 and he decided he couldn't be silent. He lost his job after taking to the airwaves with a protest in the form of a patriotic song.

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Global Politics

Peace prize impact on dissident winners

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Peter Osnos, former foreign correspondent and currently editor-at-large of Public Affairs. Osnos recalls the impact of the Nobel Peace Prize on the lives of other dissidents who have won in the past.

Global Politics

Poland gets a visit from an angry Russian diplomat

Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, is expected to express Moscow's anger at the agreement by Poland to host part of the planned American missile defense system in Eastern Europe during a visit to Poland. The Russian military has warned that the installation could become a target for a nuclear strike.

Global Politics

Poland: a tenacious nation is tested

Poland is reeling after Saturday's plane crash that killed 96 people, including the Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, and many of the country's top leaders. The group was traveling to Katyn for a 70 year remembrance of the worst massacre in WWII history.

Lifestyle & Belief

Klezmer in Krakow

For 18 years, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow has been home to a Jewish cultural festival -- nine days of dancing, lectures, and concerts. 25,000 people attend, most of them Poles with no Jewish family. Stephanie Rowden wondered what Jewish culture can mean in a place where it has been absent for 60 years. She produced the story as part of a public art project in Krakow.