Bundz cheese from Poland.

Polish cheesemakers bask in newfound fame


The food website Taste Atlas recently rated the light and creamy bundz, made from sheep’s milk, as one of the top cheeses in the world. The cheese doesn’t come from France or Italy — it comes from the southern mountains of Poland.

PTAK Expo Center in Warsaw, Poland.

Ukrainian refugees in Poland will now be charged to stay in state-funded housing

The book includes haunting photos from inside the ghetto, along with its record of the medical effects of starvation.

Warsaw Ghetto’s defiant Jewish doctors secretly documented the medical effects of Nazi starvation policies

people on street walking past banners

Poland has taken in more Ukrainian refugees than any other EU country. Local mayors say they’re running out of money. 

man in kitchen

Poland is feeling the pinch after cutting Russian energy imports 

Students at the Warsaw Ukrainian School (SzkoUA), in Warsaw, Poland, sing during an English lesson.

‘Their lives collided with war’: Ukrainian refugees in Poland open their own schools


In recent weeks, some Ukrainians in Warsaw have opened their own schools to let displaced children finish the school year in their own language and according to their own education system. 

Ukrainian Nicolai, 41, says goodbye to his daughter Elina, 4, and his wife Lolita, on a train bound for Poland fleeing from the war at the train station in Lviv, western Ukraine, Friday, April 15, 2022.

‘Home is home’: Ukrainians in Poland consider options as Russia’s war enters new phase 


Many of the 3 million Ukrainians who found safe harbor in Poland amid war at home now find themselves at a crossroads: Build a new life in Poland or return to Ukraine?

Protesters gather outside Poland's Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw, Poland, on Nov.6, 2021, to protest against the restrictive abortion laws after a woman died of complications during her pregnancy. 

This Polish activist sent abortion pills to a woman in need. Now she’s on trial.


An abortion-rights activist charged with breaking Poland’s strict abortion laws goes on trial in Warsaw next week. The case is the first of its kind in Europe.

A woman walks past a destroyed tank in the town of Trostsyanets, Ukraine, Monday, March 28, 2022.

West remains divided on sanctions, weapons to Ukraine, former amb to Russia says


“The West, in order to help diplomacy, needs to help President [Volodomyr] Zelenskiy produce stalemate on the battlefield,” former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said. He joined The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss the West’s diplomatic push to the end the war in Ukraine.

The serial number 14810 inside the last piano that Frederic Chopin played and composed on, and that after his death in 1849 in Paris came to his family in Warsaw. 

How an American pianist revived Chopin in Warsaw


In 2006, finding a live Fréderic Chopin concert in Warsaw was harder than expected. American pianist Pamela Howland made it her life’s mission to revive Chopin in Warsaw, Poland, the composer’s hometown.