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Find out why a controversial palace was built in the middle of a city of ruins.

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Learn how Ludwig Zamenhof managed to single-handedly created an entire language, Esperanto, in the 19th century.

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David Bowie, photo: REUTERS / Forum

Explore the meaning and story behind one of David Bowie's most iconic songs.

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Ivo Pogorelić at the Chopin Competition, Warsaw, October 1980, photo: PAP / Henryk Rosiak

Learn how the result of a piano competition had the power to shock an entire nation.

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Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Warsaw, Congress Hall, 13 April 1967 , photo: Marek A. Karewicz/Forum

Find out what happened when the Rolling Stones went behind the Iron Curtain.

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Wojtek, the soldier bear playing with his brothers-in-arms, circa 1942, photo: AA's archive.

Hear all about a brave bear named Wojtek who came to join the army in a time of war.

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Antonina Żabińska, Warsaw, 1947, photo: Stanisław Dąbrowiecki /PAP

Hear how the Żabiński family saved the lives of countless Jews during the Nazi German occupation.

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Demonstrator of bullet-proof vest, 1923, photo: Harris & Ewing Collection (Library of Congress)

Learn how a monk created the first bulletproof vest and, in doing so, changed the world.

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