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Jakiw Palij immigrated to the U.S. in 1949. According to U.S. authorities, he concealed his Nazi service. Department of Justice hide caption

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Alleged Nazi Labor Camp Guard Deported To Germany

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The head of Poland's Supreme Court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, defiantly arrives for work on Wednesday at the Supreme Court building in Warsaw, Poland. Czarek Sokolowski/AP hide caption

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Polish Supreme Court Justice Malgorzata Gersdorf (foreground) attends a demonstration in Warsaw on Tuesday protesting the removal of Supreme Court justices because of a new law lowering their mandatory retirement age to 65. Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Polish lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to remove prison penalties in a controversial Holocaust law. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (upper left) looks on as a right-wing lawmaker blocks the podium in a failed effort to obstruct the vote. Alik Keplicz/AP hide caption

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Hate crimes are on the rise in Poland. In response, a new YouTube video aspires to foster tolerance by having people from marginalized groups bake and sell bread to customers at a Warsaw bakery. Above, some of the loaves baked and handed out as part of the campaign. Each loaf is wrapped in a black ribbon with a photo and information about the person who baked it. Anna Bińczyk hide caption

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Eighty-two-year-old Zosia Radzikowska, from Krakow, survived the Holocaust by pretending to be Christian. A retired criminal law professor, Radzikowska is an active member of Krakow's small but flourishing Jewish community. Esme Nicholson for NPR hide caption

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Auschwitz Remembrance Is Tinged With Tension Over Poland's Holocaust Speech Law

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (right) chose in January to visit Hungary's leader Viktor Orbán for his first international trip after taking office. Tamas Kovacs/AP hide caption

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How Poland And Hungary Are Forming A Powerful Tag Team Against Brussels

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Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili speaks to the media prior to a scheduled court hearing in Kiev last month. Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poland's President Andrzej Duda announced Tuesday that he would sign a controversial Holocaust bill which has sparked tensions with Israel, the U.S. and Ukraine. Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People protest in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, earlier this month against controversial moves by the right-wing government that the EU insists undermine the rule of law and separation of powers. Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A museum worker carries a 19th century painting by Polish artist Robert Sliwinski during a ceremony Wednesday in Warsaw, Poland. The work was looted by the Nazis during World War II and recently recovered in the U.S. by the FBI. Alik Keplicz/AP hide caption

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Europe's top court has dismissed a legal action by Hungary and Slovakia, which challenged a system that required them to take in refugees. Above, migrants wait to be rescued by a ship in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast last month. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Donald Tusk, president of the European Council and a former Polish prime minister, arrives at the prosecutor's office in Warsaw to deliver testimony Thursday on the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski. Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Białowieża National Park which spans 350,000 acres in Poland and Belarus is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Poland Clashes With European Union Over Logging In Primeval Forest

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Exhibits at Poland's newly opened Museum of the Second World War include photographs, letters and other memorabilia donated by private individuals. Czarek Sokolowski/AP hide caption

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Poland's New World War II Museum Just Opened, But Maybe Not For Long

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American soldiers are pictured during a welcome ceremony at the Polish-German border in Olszyna, Poland on January 12, 2017. U.S. troops are being deployed in Poland under Operation Atlantic Resolve. The troops will be followed by 87 tanks, 144 Bradley fighting vehicles and 2,500 vehicles being transported by land from Germany. Natalia Dobryszycka/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Troops Arrive In Poland, But Will Trump Keep Them There?

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Nowe Miasto in Warsaw, Poland. Today, there are fewer milk bars like this one than in the Soviet era. But Poles are embracing these diners once again for their cheap Polish food. Ana Paula Hirama/Flickr hide caption

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Poles Return To A Taste Of Their Communist Past: Cheap Milk Bars

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Polish women and men in Warsaw take part in a nationwide strike and demonstration on "Black Monday" to protest a legislative proposal for a total ban of abortion. Thousands of women dressed in black protested across the country. After the protests, government leaders began backing away from the proposed ban. Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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