Aggression of 17 September 1939 ‒ the historical lie of the current policy of the Kremlin. The President of the Institute of National Remembrance on the causes, course and consequences of the attack on Polish citizens
On 17 September 1939, Stalin fulfilled his obligations to Hitler set forth in the secret protocol to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The aggression of the Red Army allowed the German Reich to accelerate its conquest of Poland. 17 September 1939 has become a symbol of the criminal cooperation between Hitler and Stalin against the free nations of Europe. Before Vladimir Putin or Alexander Lukashenko lie about the Soviet aggression of 17 September 1939 once again, it is worth recalling the causes, course and effects of this unceremonious attack on Polish citizens. (Russian and German language versions are available below)
We Are Telling the World About Poland: Poland. Her middle name is History
On 17 September 2021, articles from the next edition of the project "We Are Telling the World About Poland", including an article by the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Karol Nawrocki, Ph.D. entitled "Poland. Her middle name is History”, will appear in dozens of countries around the world.
82nd anniversary of the Soviet Union's aggression against Poland and Siberian Deportees Day – Cracow, 17 September 2021
The President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Karol Nawrocki, Ph.D took part in the anniversary celebrations. The ceremonies in Cracow were a form of commemoration to the victims of two totalitarian regimes.
14th Katyn March of Shadows
This Sunday, on 19 September 2021 at 3 p.m., the Katyn March of Shadows set off from the Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw for the fourteenth time. It was preceded by a holy mass in the Field Cathedral of the Polish Army at 12.00. The march is a tribute to nearly 22 thousand Polish citizens murdered by the Soviets in 1940 in Katyn and other execution sites in the East.
A discussion on "Poland and Ukraine in the 1930s and 1940s – 25 years of archival and historical cooperation" at the Belweder Palace; 14 Warsaw September 2021
As a form of celebrating the 25th anniversary of Polish-Ukrainian archival cooperation as well as the long-term contacts between the Institute of National Remembrance and the Security Service of Ukraine a discussion of historians and a presentation of the tenth volume of documents from the joint series of publications entitled "Poland and Ukraine in the 1930s and 1940s. Documents from the Archives of the Secret Services", took place on 14 September 2021.
The President of the Institute of National Remembrance has established the New Technologies Office
The President of the Institute of National Remembrance Karol Nawrocki, Ph.D. invites you to a press conference during which the strategy and objectives of the IPN’s New Technologies Office will be outlined.
Meeting of the IPN's President with partners of the IPN's Opole Sub-Branch – 10 September 2021
On 10 September, 2021 at 10.00 in the conference room of the Silesian Institute at 17 Piastowska Street in Opole, a meeting was held, during which the President of the Institute of National Remembrance presented his upcoming plans related to the Institute's activities. During his visit, Karol Nawrocki, Ph.D. also discussed the IPN’s current projects and answered questions from invited guests. He assured that Opole Silesia and Opole constitute very important places on the map of historical remembrance. He also emphasised the significance of historical knowledge among the members of Polish society.
COLLECTED CONTENT: "The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg" educational project
In January 2020, the Institute of National Remembrance initiated a year-long exhibition and educational project on the basis of sculptures by Samuel Willenberg, depicting people and situations he remembered particularly vividly during his imprisonment at Treblinka. These unique sculptures, constituting the world heritage of the Holocaust, were brought by the IPN from Israel for the purposes of the project.
COLLECTED CONTENT: The first transport to Auschwitz
On 14 June 1940, German concentration camp Auschwitz received 728 Poles, its first - save for thirty German criminals who had been brought here to take the positions of kapos - inmates. Initially a detention and elimination facility targeting almost exclusively the Third Reich's enemies from Poland, in time it expanded the scope of its operation, adding extermination of Jews from all over Europe, slave labour benefitting the German industry, large-scale robbery of deportees, and many others.