The IPN’s "Custodian of National Memory" Prize to be awarded on 2 June 2022 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw
The ceremonial gala during which the laureates of this year’s "Custodian of National Memory" Prize will receive their awards from the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Karol Nawrocki Ph.D., is going to be held at the Royal Castle in Warsaw at 12:00. The event will be broadcast live on IPNtv.
The IPN Office of Search and Identification is resuming works at 37 Rakowiecka Street in Warsaw
The search for and identification of the victims of the crimes of two regimes, German Nazism and Soviet communism, has been one of the cornerstones of the Institute of National Remembrance's work for many years. This is the sector of our activity that has never changed," said IPN President Karol Nawrocki at the press conference on the eighth stage of works at the former Mokotow prison on Rakowiecka Street in Warsaw.
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.