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The Polish Ballerina Who Shot Nazis on Her Way to the Gas Chamber

The story of Franceska Mann's brave act of resistance at Auschwitz has become Holocaust legend. But how much do we actually know of her story?
Dee Cunning
3.8.19
hangover cures

Pickle Brine Is Why the Polish Don’t Get Hangovers

“It’s the same as having a cup of tea in Britain. But what makes it good for a hangover is the sourness. It kills the horrible aftertaste of any alcoholic mix and gives you an energetic kick.”
Kamila Rymajdo
12.26.17
LGBTQ

How Queer Poles Find Any Degree of Self-Embrace They Can

'OUT: LGBTQ Poland' features portraits and stories from queer Polish people that are as uplifting as they are chilling.
Maciek Nabrdalik​
12.20.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Why Was an Artist Allowed to Film Naked Tag Inside a Nazi Gas Chamber?

Jewish groups are asking the Polish president to condemn Artur Żmijewski's art film after discovering it was shot at a former concentration camp in Poland.
Drew Schwartz
12.2.17
The 2017 Photo Issue

Haunting Photos Show Intimate Scenes of Small-Town Life in America

Photographers Adam Lach and Alec Soth share their work in our annual photo issue.
Alec Soth
Adam Lach
8.7.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Auschwitz Officials Slam Congressman's Gas Chamber Video

Louisiana Republican Clay Higgins filmed himself from inside the former concentration camp calling for a stronger US military.
Lauren Messman
7.5.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Bunch of People Got Naked and Slaughtered a Sheep at Auschwitz

They then chained themselves to the camp's front gate before authorities arrested them.
Brian Moylan
3.25.17
Photo

The Unfinished Houses of Polish Immigrants in the US

Following the fall of the Soviet Union, a number of Polish highlanders emigrated to America looking for bread but hoping to come back and use the favourable exchange rate to build spacious manors in the homeland.
Natalia Dołgowska
11.28.16
Stuff

What It's Like to Have an Illegal Abortion

It's a crime to have an abortion in Poland, so what do you do when an unwanted pregnancy could ruin your life?
Izabela Szumen
10.26.16