On 11 July 1920 in Lubstynek, the local population chose Poland and won. The IPN celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Warmia, Masuria and Powiśle plebiscite
"The Polish state could not have gained more at that time. That is why today we should remember about the handful of our compatriots who voted for Poland on 11 July 1920. It is thanks to their attitude that four villages in the Lubawa commune: Czerlin, Lubstynek, Napromki, and Groszki found themselves within the borders of Poland," Jarosław Szarek, Ph.D., the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, emphasized during the press conference.
The Volhynia Massacre Victims Database available online
For the first time the IPN is making the Volhynia Massacre Victims Database available online. According to the latest research of historians, as a result of the crime around 100,000 Poles died at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists.
Poles and Jews. Centuries of dialogue, disputes, conflicts. Conference: “Polish-Jewish relations in the 20th century. Research-controversy-perspectives. Colloquium IV: New research challenges.”
The IPN commemorated the victims of the Kielce pogrom - 4 July 2020
On 4 July 2020, on the 74th anniversary of the pogrom of Jewish population in Kielce, the Deputy Head of the Institute of National Remembrance Kielce Sub-branch Patrycja Zatorska and Ryszard Śmietanka-Kruszelnicki, Ph.D. laid flowers under the plaque commemorating the murdered.
A long-lost wedding ring belonging to a former KL Auschwitz prisoner has been returned to his great-grandson
Thanks to the Institute of National Remembrance, a long-lost wedding ring belonging to Szczepan Brzozowski, a former KL Auschwitz prisoner, has been returned to his great-grandson. The ceremonial handing over of this unique personal effect took place at the IPN Archive on 2 July 2020 at 12.00.
The opening of the “This is where “Solidarity” was born” exhibition – Mielec, 1 July 2020
The first of a series of events organized at 53 locations across Poland will be opened by the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Jarosław Szarek Ph.D. on 1 July 2020 at 12:00 in Mielec. Piotr Duda, the current Chairman of “Solidarity” will also take part in the event.
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.
Human remains found in the former “Toledo”prison in Warsaw's Praga district
The Institute of National Remembrance officially announces the start of the second edition of the "Semper Fidelis" Prize. Applications may be submitted until 15 July 2020.
Exploration works in Odolanów. The remains of eight people revealed
On 15 ̶ 19 June 2020, the Office of Search and Identification of the Institute of National Remembrance carried out exploration works in the cemetery of the parish of St. Martin on Chwaliszewska Street in Odolanów (Ostrów County, Greater Poland Voivodeship).
The Institute of National remembrance is commemorating the anniversary of the Volhynia Massacre
The Holocaust in occupied Poland
On 12 July 2020, we are commemorating the victims of the pacification of the village of Michniów in the Świętokrzyskie region
"The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg" exhibition – Lublin, 16 June – 10 July 2020
Katyn Massacre - educational materials
A virtual tour of "The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg" exhibition – a new improved version
A European Arrest Warrant issued against a German citizen – former SS overseer (SS Aufseherin) in the Mittweida forced labor camp, a subbranch of the German KL Flossenbürg concentration camp
By the decision of 19 June 2020, at the request of the prosecutor of the Branch Comission of Crimes against the Polish Nation in Poznań, the District Court in Poznań issued a European Arrest Warrant against a German citizen and a former SS supervisor (SS Aufseherin) in the Mittweida forced labor camp, a subbranch of the German KL Flossenbürg concentration camp.
CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference “Communist Parties in the Soviet Bloc in 1956–1968. From destalinization to economic reforms”, 4–5 XI 2020, Bratislava (The deadline for the submission of abstracts: August 31, 2020)
A statement of the Institute of National Remembrance in connection with the remarks of the President of the Russian Federation on the subject of World War II and its causes
The Katyn Massacre - Commemorations
The Katyn Massacre of 1940. Extermination of the Polish Elite.
Under Katyń’s shadow. Reflections on underage and female victims of the Katyń massacre.
Since the end of the war, for more than 50 years, any works presenting the crimes of the Soviet occupant were officially forbidden from being distributed in the Polish People’s Republic. After all, they were in opposition of the “state truth” of the USSR as the country of wealth, Poland’s ally and Allied powers in the fight against fascist Germany.
Statement on the crimes committed by the German Reich in occupied Poland and on the false information appearing in public
Public dissemination of counter-factual information on the number of Jews killed by Polish people outside the ghettos between 1942–1945, alongside with false generalisations regarding the perpetrators of those crimes is an increasingly frequent phenomenon.