Nicolaus Copernicus – The final resting place in Frombork

A Polish mathematician and astronomer, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at the center of the universe. Nicolaus Copernicus attributed the heliocentric theory to Aristarchus of Samos. The publication of Copernicus’ model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, just before his death in 1543. Toward the close of […]

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Rudolf Höss – The Death dealer hanged in Auschwitz

In the last days of the war, Himmler advised Höss to disguise himself among Kriegsmarine personnel. He evaded arrest for nearly a year. When arrested on 11 March 1946 in Gottrupel, Germany, he was disguised as a gardener and called himself Franz Lang. His wife had revealed his whereabouts to protect her son, Klaus, who was being […]

The world’s largest statue of Jesus Christ in Świebodzin

A statue of Jesus Christ, completed on 6 November 2010. The figure is 36 meters tall, and along with its mound, it reaches 52.5 meters overall. The project was conceived and led by Sylwester Zawadzki, a retired Polish priest. It is the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. The construction work was undertaken by staff employed […]

Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

The high-rise building in central Warsaw, Poland. With a total height of 237 meters it is the tallest building in Poland, the 6th-tallest building in the European Union and one of the tallest on the European continent. Constructed in 1955, it houses various public and cultural institutions such as cinemas, theaters, libraries, sports clubs, university faculties and […]