In the end of last year an inhabitant of the Końskowola commune, East Poland, found an unexploded grenade dating back to World War 2. He has hidden it in a shed over Christmas cause he didn’t want to disturb the Police over the holidays.
Remains of a Soviet Remain of a Soviet Ilyushin Il-4 bomber were found after 73 years from it being shot down during World War 2 fights near the German death camp at Auschwitz, present-day Oświęcim, South Poland.
Five concrete compact shelters large enough for one person were discovered at a construction site in Poznań, West Poland. These bunkers, called “Einmann” date back to World War 2 and were used as a shelter during air raides.
During the clearing of roadside ditches near Sulimy, near Giżycko, North-East Poland, two large objects resembling unexploded ordnance were discovered. Sappers called onto the site identified them as probably German 28-cm Nebelwerfer shells.
Conservation works of the Czocha Castle, South-West Poland, lead to a discovery of a hidden space, filled with valuable historic items, including an unique breathing apparatus, books, family albums, and a part of a rocket engine from a Messerschmitt airplane.
A World War 2 era mass grave containing remains of 125 soldiers was unearthed in Sukowice, South-West Poland. The soldiers are said to have been killed during fights between January and March 1945 and were mostly Hungarian and Romanian Germans.
Conservation works conducted in a small Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, just outside Warsaw’s Old Town, lead to a discovery of an unknown fresco painting showing angels and columns.
Two man, who found a piece of unexploded ordnance from World War 2 era decided to throw it into a fire in order to disarm it. One died at site of the explosion, the other passed away in the hospital after being severely injured.
Archaeologists uncovered two ritual baths called “mikvah” at the site of the Great Synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania. The 17th-century building was completely destroyed by Germans and Soviets during and after World War 2.