Early footage from the war that would resemble no other
Courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the IPN is presenting Julien Bryan’s "Siege" - the famous photojournalist and filmmaker’s account of the German attack on Warsaw in September 1939, and of the plight of civilians.
“Echoes of Katyn” International Film Festival On Totalitarianisms – Warsaw, 22–25 October 2020
2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre. Therefore, the Institute of National Remembrance has decided to inaugurate the “Echoes of Katyn” international film festival, the subject of which will cover the broadly understood issue of totalitarianism. The symbolic ‘Katyn’ is an occasion to remind the public about the criminal totalitarian systems of the 20th century.
The participants of August '80 at the closing ceremony of the exhibition "This is where Solidarity was born" - the mission continues
The President of the Institute of National Remembrance invited the founders and members of "Solidarity" as well as anti-communist opposition activists from the 1980s to the ceremonial closing of the exhibition "This is where Solidarity was born" on Piłsudskiego Square in Warsaw on 16 October 2020.
"Solidarity" on the map of the world
We encourage you to read the text by Ryszard Terlecki. The text was originally presented during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of "Solidarity", with the participation of the Chaplains of the World of Work , Nowa Huta in September 2005.
31 August 1980 - the birth of "Solidarity"
I was born in Poland
We’re going back to our roots, returning to the idea: the IPN’s spot presents the community, the Poles who said "NO" to communism in the 1980s, ordinary people who opposed the communist system. We did it because we were together. It was born in Poland in 1980.
"This is where 'Solidarity' was born" exhibition in Warsaw
The "This is where 'Solidarity' was born" exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the founding of “Solidarity” will have its official opening in Warsaw’s Piłsudski Square on 28 August 2020 at noon.
We have opened the Gdynia and Gdańsk editions of the IPN exhibition "This is where 'Solidarity' was born" – 14 August 2020
"Solidarity is needed not only by Poland, but also by today’s societies and modern Europe," said the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Jarosław Szarek, Ph.D. at the opening of the exhibition.
The celebrations of the Gdynia August 1980 with the participation of the IPN's President Jarosław Szarek, Ph.D.
The 40th anniversary of signing the August Accords in Szczecin – Szczecin, 30 August 2020
In the summer of 1980, Szczecin became the scene of events which started the nearly ten-year gradual breakdown of communist rule in Poland. Szczecin was one of the main strike centers in which the historic Accords were signed on 30 August 1980, thus paving the way to the establishment of the Independent Self-Governing Trade Union "Solidarity" and the huge, libertarian, democratic social movement gathered around it.
Statement by the Institute of National Remembrance on Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in the context of exhumation, burials and commemoration of victims of wars and genocide
The IPN’s „Witness of History” Award granted
Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire…The IPN's "Passports to Paraguay" continued
The first “Echoes of Katyn” International Film Festival on Totalitarianisms organized by the Institute of National Remembrance has come to an end.
Katyn Massacre - educational materials
"Save them from Oblivion": new objectives and audiovisual and photography projects
150 years of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil
The 8th "Wolf's Trail Run" to run Down Under
Roman Polański's WWII rescuers named Righteous Among the Nations
In 2019, the number of Polish Righteous Among the Nations grew by 120, bringing the national total to 7,112 – over a quarter of all people awarded the title worldwide. Among the 120 are Jan and Stefania Buchała, who saved young Roman Polański from certain death at the hands of the Germans.
The head of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance, Jarosław Szarek, a member of the presidential delegation to Ukraine, 11-12 October 2020
The program of the visit to Ukraine includes, among others, attending the ceremony at the Polish War Cemetery in Kiev-Bykivnia and meeting of the heads of the Polish and Ukrainian Institutes of National Remembrance.
The most mysterious of countries….
Rafał Leśkiewicz, PhD, editor-in-chief of the Przystanekhistoria.pl website, talks with Tomasz Stempowski, the author of "The Most Mysterious of Countries. The Soviet Union in the Photographs and Writings of Julien H. Bryan 1930 -1959", about the American photojournalist and his travels to the Soviet Union.
Kornel Morawiecki, one of the leaders of the anti-communist opposition, commemorated on the first anniversary of his death.
The Institute of National Remembrance has recovered nearly 300 documents drafted by German occupation authorities from persons unauthorized to possess them
The IPN's latest publication on the Anders' army discussed
Yesterday, the IPN’s "Przystanek Historia" Educational Center at 21/25 Marszałkowska Street hosted a debate on "Armia Andersa w ZSRS in 1941 and 1942. Niespełnione braterstwo broni z Armią Czerwoną” ["The Anders’ Army in the USSR. Failed Polish-Soviet Comradeship"], the latest book by one of the Institute’s scholars, Sławomir Kalbarczyk, PhD, DSc.
007’s file found in the IPN’s Archive
Apparently, Great Britain sent the famous MI6 operative’s namesake to spy on communist Poland and recalled him after a year, considering his efforts wasted. Maybe they were, maybe they weren’t.