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Second meeting of the Polish-Ukrainian Forum of Historians in Warsaw – 14–15 March 2016

On14-15 March 2016 second meeting of the Polish-Ukrainian Forum of Historians washeld. Proceedings in Warsaw were devoted to issues related to the activities ofPolish and Ukrainian underground in the territory of today's Western Ukraineduring the Second World War. The speakers were prof. Grzegorz Mazur and Prof.Ihor Ilyushin, and Prof. Ivan Patryliak and Prof. Grzegorz Motyka.

Representativesof the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance handed to Polish historianscopies of 10 volumes from the archives of the SBU, which relate to the Polish „SilentUnseen” of 1940s – Wacław Kopisto. These materials have recently been found byworkers of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance. This took placeafter the Ukraine postponed the founding of the table to commemorate Kopisto.Guests from Ukraine declared that the transfer of documents is a gesture of openness,mutual respect and the scientific reliability of the Polish-Ukrainian dialogueon the past.

Onthe Polish side the proceedings of the Forum were attended by: Prof. GrzegorzHryciuk, Prof. Grzegorz Mazur, Prof. Grzegorz Motyka, Prof. Jan Pisuliński, Prof.Waldemar Rezmer, Dr. Mariusz Zajączkowski, Secretary - Dr. Dorota Lewsza. Duringthe meeting Director of the Office of President of the Institute of NationalRemembrance Dr. Krzysztof Persak was also present.

Onthe Ukrainian side the proceedings of the Forum wereattended by Prof. Yuri Shapoval, Prof. Ivan Patryliak, Prof. Ihor Ilyushin,Prof. Leonid Zaszkilniak, Prof. Bohdan Hudź, Dr. Volodymyr Viatrovych, and Secretary- Dr. Olena Humeniuk. The session was attended by the chief adviser of theUkrainian Institute of National Memory Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Thenext meeting of the Polish-Ukrainian Forum of Historians isscheduled for October 2016 in Ukraine.

Co-organizersof the Polish-Ukrainian Forum of Historians are the Polish and Ukrainian Institutesof National Remembrance. On the initiative of the institutes last year after along break the dialogue of Ukrainian and Polish historians concerning difficultissues in the common past was renewed.

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