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.
What promises to be Poland's biggest movie hit of the year has incurred the wrath of the country's powerful Roman Catholic church for its frank portrayal of how many of its priests defy its teachings in their private lives. A crusade against the movie, which is called The Clergy, has been launched by state-controlled media and conservative intellectuals. Julian Berner reports from Warsaw.
In Poland, a sit-in strike in the parliament building by a group of disabled children and young people, and their parents, is now in its second month. They're demanding higher disability benefits and better access to health care. The uncaring way the government has been handling the protest has unsettled many nationalist voters. From Warsaw, Julian Berner reports.
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.