The President of the IPN, Karol Nawrocki, Ph.D. opened the exhibition "The Year 1921 in Upper Silesia" in Katowice on 20 October 2021
Exactly 100 years ago, on 20 October 1921, the Conference of Ambassadors approved the League of Nations' decision to divide Upper Silesia. On the centenary of setting the Polish-German state border in Upper Silesia, the IPN’s National Education Office in Katowice presents „Rok 1921 na Górnym Śląsku“ ["The Year 1921 in Upper Silesia"] exhibition. This showcase is a continuation of two other exhibitions prepared in previous years dedicated to the 1919-1920 events.
The National Day of Remembrance for Steadfast Clergy - 19 October
In 2018, the Seym adopted the act establishing the National Day of Remembrance for Steadfast Clergy. It is celebrated on 19 October as a public holiday passed in tribute to "heroes, steadfast defenders of faith and independent Poland."
Hemmed in. The dangers circling priest Jerzy.
On October 19th 1984 priest Popiełuszko, the pastor of the working class, organiser of Masses for the motherland, one of the chaplains of “Solidarity” was arrested. For the last two years of his work at the Stanisław Kostka church at Warsaw’s Żoliborz district, he had to face the Communist Security Service hemming in.
Commemoration of the National Military Union soldiers: Pawłowo Kościelne, 16 October 2021
"Praise the National Military Union men. Praise the heroes of that proud land of northern Masovia – because it is to them that we owe today’s freedom and independence," said the IPN President Karol Nawrocki in Pawłowo Kościelne, unveiling a plaque in honor of the National Military Union soldiers killed in battle.
The Unruly, Unbreakable, Cursed International Film Festival reviewed in Przasnysz
On 16 October, the community center in Przasnysz saw a flashback of the recent NNW [Unruly, Unbreakable, Cursed] International Film Festival, a ceremony in which freedom fight heroes and their supporters were honored with Independence Ring and Door to Freedom awards. The IPN President Karol Nawrocki attended the event.
Dead for Good Deeds. Hans Frank's Decree of 15 October 1941 and the Issue of Polish-Jewish Relations During the Holocaust
It was the first act that provided for the death penalty for Poles for giving specific help to Jews. Thus, every Polish rescue action required heroic deeds and carried a hypothetical threat of the highest criminal sanction.
Logo design contest for the IPN project "Trails of Hope. The Odyssey of Freedom"
The National Education Office at the Institute of National Remembrance is launching a competition for the logo design of the IPN's new educational and commemorative project under the name "Trails of Hope. The Odyssey of Freedom”.
The screening of the movie "Trip of the Polish Army Veterans Association in America to their Homeland"; New York, NY, 17 October 2021.
An official presentation of the reconstructed movie "Trip of the Polish Army Veterans Association in America to the Homeland" (1927) took place on Sunday, 17 October 2021 at the Polish National House in New York. The event, attended by the Director of the IPN Archive, Marzena Kruk, was organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Association of Polish Army Veterans in America.