Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located in the east-central region of the country and has a population of roughly 1.8 million.
Warsaw was founded in the 13th century. It rose to prominence during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Following World War I it was the capital of the Second Polish Republic. It suffered significant destruction during World War II and was site of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising under German occupation. This page collates all of DW's content on Warsaw.
Warsaw failed in its obligations to protect the Bialowieza Forest when it authorized the tripling of logging activities. The forest is one of Europe's last remaining primeval forests and protected under EU law.
The annual March of the Living was led by the Israeli president on Thursday at the site of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau in Poland. It was held amid tensions between Poland and Israel caused by Warsaw’s controversial new Holocaust law. Julian Berner files this report from Warsaw.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is seeking to reform the so-called "Weimar Triangle" of Germany, Poland and France. Maas told Warsaw officials that eastern EU states should take a leading role in Brussels.
Israel's education minister claims Warsaw canceled his planned visit to Poland because of comments he made about the country's new Holocaust bill. The proposed law would criminalize attributing Nazi crimes to Poland.
The Israeli government has reacted angrily to a bill passed by both houses of parliament in Poland which aims to punish anyone who accuses the country of complicity in the crimes of Nazi Germany. Israel is concerned it might lead to a distortion of historical truth, in particular regarding the role some Poles played in crimes committed against Jews. Julian Berner reports from Warsaw.