Mysterious Crooked Forest by dailymail: Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing trees near Gryfino, north-west Poland, the 'Crooked Forest' - is a mystery. The curved pines, of which there are about 400, were planted around 1930 and were allowed to grow for 7-10 years before being held down in what is thought to have been some kind of human mechanical intervention. The outbreak of the WWII interrupted the plans of whoever was tending the grove. Hence the mystery. #Crooked_Forest
In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now. A new publication by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland shows photographs taken in the extermination camp during World War II alongside pictures of the same locations today. More than a million people - most of them Jewish - were murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II.