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The opening of the IPN exhibition "... Either it will be great or it will not exist at all. The fight for Polish borders in the years 1918-1921 "- Warsaw, 26 June 2019

The Institute of National Remembrance would like to warmly invite you to see the new outdoor exhibition "... Either it will be great or it will not exist at all. The fight for Polish borders in the years 1918-1921”, which will be unveiled at Krakowskie Przedmieście 64, in front of the Polonia House in Warsaw on 26 June 2019, at 12.00. The President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Dr Jarosław Szarek and the President of the Polish Community, Dariusz Bonisławski, will take part in the ceremonial opening.

The exhibition was prepared by the National Education Office of the Institute of National Remembrance. Its theme is Poland's struggle for its borders in the years 1918-1921. The efforts of Poles- both soldiers, volunteers and diplomats in establishing the borders of reborn Poland were presented on 19 boards . Among other things, the exhibition addresses issues related to the defense of Lwów, the Uprisings of :Wielkopolska, Silesia, and the less known Sejny Uprising. A lot of space was also devoted to the most important and decisive for the fate of the young state- war against the Bolsheviks - says the Director of the National Education Office of the IPN Adam Hlebowicz. - The artistic form of the exhibition is also interesting-it refers to the latest production of the Institute- the prequel of the "Invincible" entitled "Trying Times" ,which will soon be shown- he adds.

"Either it will be great or it will not exist at all " - the words of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, opening the exhibition reflect exactly what the struggle for Polish borders in the years 1918-1921 really meant for Poles. After regaining independence, it was time for difficult decisions and trials for the Polish nation. The struggle was not only about the shape of a particular border or belonging to a given region, but above all about the spirit of Polish statehood.

 

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