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Exhibition on Captain Witold Pilecki to be held in the Parliament of Victoria

On 8-10 May this year, the opening of the exhibition Report "X", dedicated to Witold Pilecki, the Warsaw Uprising, and Australian soldiers carrying help to the insurgents will be held in the Parliament of Victoria in Melbourne.

 The event, under the honorary patronage of Ambassador Michał Kołodziejski, is organized by the Polish Community Council of Victoria, the Pilecki Projekt Committee, the Polish Embassy in Canberra, and the Polish Home Army Ex-servicemen Association, with the support of the Institute of National Remembrance. The exhibition is the result of the idea and the work of the Pilecki Projekt Committee in Melbourne, which with the help of the Polish Home Army Ex-servicemen Association created the project of the exhibition, books, posters and booklets. They managed to bring together several institutions, organisations and persons who contributed to the fact that the project appeared, among others, at the Jewish Holocaust Center, Monash University, Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem, Auschwitz Museum, "Polin" Museum, "Atrium" Fed Square, “Kadimah” Jewish Cultural Center and National Library in Melbourne, National Library in Canberra and other places. Currently works are conducted for the exhibition to  be presented in the State Parliament of Victoria in Melbourne, in the prestigious Queen's Hall. The exhibition devoted to Witold Pilecki, created on the basis of materials from the archival resources of the Institute of National Remembrance, will be accompanied by two thematic exhibitions of the Institute of National Remembrance regarding the ŻEGOTA" Council of Aid to Jews  and the Ulma Family from Markowa.

In connection with the event, the Institute of National Remembrance has sent 1,700 copies of catalogues for thematic exhibitions to Australia.

The organization of the exhibition in such a dignified and distinguished location as the State Parliament is aimed at its popularization not only among Polish representatives, but also parliamentarians. Above all, it will be open to students of educational institutions - young people for whom knowledge of the roots and knowledge of the history of their own nation is the essential aspect of their identity.

In the current international situation, in the context of Polish-Jewish relations, it is the priority is to disseminate knowledge about the common history of both nations and strive for dialogue. Propagating in Poland and abroad the history of the tragic, painful dimension of the war, and at the same time the heroism of Poles saving their Jewish fellow citizens and the unwavering position of the Polish Government opposing the extermination of the Jewish people, are part of the Institute's mission.

 

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