This week's long-form good reads may change your perspective on the effects of the Great Recession, the importance of geography, and how to measure the quality of a teacher.
Jewish life in Krakow was vibrant before World War II, but the Holocaust and years of Communist rule wiped it out almost entirely. Today, Krakow is reviving its Jewish heritage.
In Poland, which was once home to the largest Jewish community in Europe, prisoners are refurbishing abandoned Jewish cemeteries.
The Polish president plane crash this weekend will intensify scrutiny of the Tupolev Tu-154, a Russian-made jet that has been involved in several high-profile crashes in recent years.
Poland's revised criminal code includes a ban on communist symbols, such as the red star or hammer and sickle, though one artist says "they are no longer meaningful."