Delve into Poland’s unique history: WWII began here in September 1939, when Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded the country. Ruthless regimes were established, leading to an enormous amount of casualties among Polish citizens. Nowadays, war memorials, monuments and museums dedicated to Poland’s history and to its remarkable survival, can be found everywhere. The sites of former German concentration camps built in Poland during the war can be explored. In the Westerplatte, in Gdańsk, you will witness the exact place where the war had started, an event that is detailed in the Museum of the Second World War. In Kraków, experience one of the biggest symbols of terror of all time at the infamous former camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. You can also walk through Warsaw’s old town, which was utterly destroyed during the war, and visit the Rising Museum to learn about the German occupation of Poland and the creation of the Home Army.