Bialowieza forest in Poland, videos


This 11 June 2016 Dutch video shows a visit to the forest of Bialowieza national park in Poland; about its plants and animals.

This 4 June 2016 video is also about Bialowieza (the non-primal forest reserve parts).

Hitler’s Holocaust, a survivor speaks


This video says about itself:

7 June 2016

In Part I of this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews Holocaust survivor Lola Mozes. Lola recounts her harrowing experience living in Nazi-occupied Poland.

This video is the sequel.

Holocaust jewelry discovery in Auschwitz


Auschwitz coffee mug and hidden jewelry, AFP photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Hidden jewelry discovered in Auschwitz Museum

Today, 11:49

In a museum piece at the Auschwitz Museum in Poland jewelry has been found hidden in the Second World War by Jewish prisoners of the concentration camp. It is a ring and a necklace that had been hidden under the false bottom of a coffee mug.

Curators found the jewelry when they were doing maintenance work on the utensils. The mug’s double bottom was rusting, leading to the discovery of the hiding place.

Under the mug were a woman’s gold ring and a necklace wrapped in canvas. Research has shown that the jewels were made in Poland between 1921 and 1931.

Many Jews hid valuables in their luggage as they were deported. According to museum director Piotr Cywinski because they were cheated by the Nazis. The deported Jews had been told that they would be housed elsewhere and that they were allowed to take a small amount of luggage. In reality, the Nazis were after their valuables.

The museum in Poland has about 12,000 cups, pots, bowls, kettles and jugs taken away by the Nazis during the war.

No traces

The probability that the legal owners of the jewelry will be found is very small according to the museum. In the mug there are no traces which might help to identify them. The jewelry will be documented in any case and will be stored in a safe place.

In Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during WWII 1.1 million Jews and 100,000 other inmates were killed.

Ring found in Auschwitz Museum coffee mug

One should hope that this heart-breaking discovery will give pause to present day politicians in Denmark, Germany and elsewhere who want to steal the jewelry of refugees fleeing NATO’s ‘humanitarian’ wars.

Polish girl bullied to death by British racists


Racist grafitti in Britain

This photo shows an African Caribbean girl in Britain, next to grafitti by racists.

Racists don’t just hate Africans, or Asians. Often, they consider, eg, people from Ireland, or from Poland, as also not really belonging to the so-called white race. They hate these people as well.

Dagmara Przybysz, photo Rex Features

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Polish girl who complained of classroom racism found dead at school in Cornwall

Dagmara Przybysz had previously told the Ask.fm website that she was the victim of racist bullying

Caroline Mortimer

A Polish teenager who had previously complained of racist bullying has been found dead at her school in Cornwall.

Dagmara Przybysz,16, had complained about being bullied at school on the Ask.fm website two years before she died.

Police and paramedics were called to Pool Academy in Pool, Redruth, Cornwall on Tuesday afternoon at around 2:15pm, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

She had used the website – which itself has come under criticism for facilitating anonymous bullies – to answer a question about what problems she had at school.

She replied it was “racism” and added that her friends calling her “nasty” behind her back made her feel sad.

Friends paid tribute to her on social media with one writing: “It is so sad what people do to make people do this stuff.”

Another said: “Such a beautiful girl, died a such a young age because of absolute p***ks”, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Her friends have sent up a tribute page to her and are organising an event to remember her in Redruth on Sunday.

Dagmara has been described as “beautiful, bright and creative” by her school and headteacher Zelma Hill said she was devastated by the news.

In a statement, the school said: “It is with overwhelming sadness that the principal, governors and staff of Pool Academy can confirm the tragic, sudden death of one of our students.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of Dagmara Przybysz. Dagmara was a beautiful, bright and creative 16-year-old student with a very promising future ahead of her. She was passionate about fashion and photography.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dagmara’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

A POLISH family targeted by racist arsonists spoke out yesterday about the torrent of abuse they have suffered since the EU referendum. The Plymouth-based family were forced to flee their home on Thursday morning when a fire was started deliberately in a shed next to their house: here.

Lynx meets wolf in Poland, video


This video says about itself:

Rare encounter of wolf and lynx in nature

Watch the exceptional encounter between the highly threatened wolf and a family of lynx in Poland’s wild forests. See also here.

Both animals have bounced back from the brink of extinction in Europe thanks to strong protection under EU Nature laws, but they are still at risk. We are campaigning to ensure that Europe’s beauties of nature are effectively protected.

Learn more about WWF campaign here.

Polish coot winters in Dutch Zwolle


This 2011 video is from the Plaswijckpark in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. A young coot had got stuck in a fence. People managed to free it. After investigation whether it was wounded, the bird was freed and swam again.

Translated from Dutch Vroege Vogels radio today:

Polish coot in Zwolle

Now, every winter already for seven years there is a coot with a numbered collar in a park in Zwolle. The animal turns out to have been ringed in eastern Poland!

Sad

The coot was discovered by Claudia van der Leur, making a walk every day around the park. “I thought at first it was a bit sad, a coot with such a large collar. But now that I look back at it for so many years, one may assume that it does not suffer from this band. ”

Van der Leur came into contact with fellow birdwatcher Louis Zandbergen. Who scanned the Internet for the origin of the animal. It turned out to be a coot ringed in eastern Poland in 2010. Except in Poland and Zwolle, the animal has also been seen on several occasions in Germany.

Not ab usual migratory bird

Gerrit Gerritsen of BirdLife in the Netherlands Bird explains that although coots are not standard migrating birds “they still can travel considerable distances. In winter there are huge groups in our country. and part of them comes from Eastern Europe, as demonstrated by this lovely sighting by Claudia and Louis.”

Site fidelity

That the animal has such fidelity to this site is not so surprising to Gerritsen. “A bird of course has an advantage if it is on familiar ground in both winter and summer. Then it learns best where the good food is and where dangers threaten.”

This coot has a white collar with the letters C18 on it.