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.
On the 16th of January 1969, a Czech student called Jan Palach set himself on fire in the middle of Prague. This shocking act helped awaken many Czechs to the oppression they were under and the need to fight for their freedom. Fifty years later, WorldLink has been talking to those who remember the impact Palach’s death had on a nation.
Italy's Matteo Salvini and Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski share a similar brand of nationalist politics. As the two meet in Warsaw, they are hoping to create a united conservative bloc for the European Parliament elections.
As Poland celebrated the centenary of regaining its independence there were pro and anti-EU marches. The government held a nationalist march in Warsaw which was joined by far-right supporters. Those who see their future in a united Europe rallied around the President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk, in Lodz. He warned Poles against the idea of leaving the EU - a Polexit. Julian Berner reports.