International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The Holocaust is also of particular importance to us Poles. It mostly took place in Poland and concerned Polish citizens. As a result of the criminal plan that was born in Germany ruled by the party of Adolf Hitler, six million Jews from all over Europe were killed. About three million of them were Polish citizens. Two million were children.
"The Fighting Republic of Poland 1939-1945" - a popular publication for young people availible in numerous languages
The publication, addressed to young people and foreigners, provides the reader with the most important information on the fate of the Polish state during World War II in an accessible and concise manner. The presentation of the Polish language version took place on 28 August 2019. In recent days, the English, French, German, Russian, Ukrainian and Italian versions have also been printed.
The Konzentrationslager (KL) Auschwitz was set up in the premises of former Polish military barracks at the outskirts of Oświęcim, a town in the western part of the then-Kraków Province. After the outbreak of WW2 it was incorporated into the territory of the Third Reich. The camp was gradually extended and eventually formed the complex of the KL Auschwitz I-III.
Rafał Leśkiewicz, PhD, editor-in-chief of the portal Przystanekhistoria.pl, talks about the investigation in the Auschwitz-Birkenau case to Łukasz Gramza, prosecutor of the Branch Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Nation of Poland of the Institute of National Remembrance in Krakow.
The production presents previously unknown documents proving that from 1941 to the end of the war Poles informed all Allies about the situation in extermination camps in occupied Poland. In the film Report from Auschwitz Krzysztof Brożek shows the indifference on the part of the countries of Western Europe in spite of reports on the Holocaust drafted by the Polish Underground State.
Truth about camps | In the Name of Historical Truth
The educational portal of the Institute of National Remembrance presents basic information on the death and concentration camps established by the Third German Reich in occupied Poland during World War II. While in international media appear harmful terms that ascribe the establishment of these camps to nations under occupation, we demonstrate that the sole and full responsibility for the creation of „death factories” lies with Germany. It is our intention that the tragedy of the victims be a perpetual warning against an inhuman system of totalitarian dictatorships.