When in December 1998 the Parliament of the independent Republic of Poland enacted the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance, four principles were considered as the most important reasons for founding of IPN. The principles could be seen as signpost of the Institute of National Remembrance’s work.
These words were changed into ten years of arduous work. Its result are hundreds of published books, seminars and conferences concerning issues, which have never been discussed before. Moreover, this work resulted in uncovering the truth about the most difficult but also the most beautiful moments in the history of Poland and Polish Nation. These are also activities which aimed in popularising recent history among the youth e.g. rallies, competitions and a presence in the Internet and social media (Facebook).