The IPN's President Karol Nawrocki pays tribute to fighters and civilians who perished in the Warsaw Uprising
Both Polish Underground fighters killed in the Warsaw Uprising and noncombatants who fell victim to German crimes in August and September 1944 were commemorated by the IPN’s President Karol Nawrocki on the 77th anniversary of the outbreak of the largest act of resistance in occupied Europe.
The Institute of National Remembrance is commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
The Institute of National Remembrance honored the heroic participants of the Warsaw Uprising and the civilians murdered and expelled from the capital by the Germans by paying tribute at memorial sites and organizing numerous educational and commemorative events.
The most beautiful Polish battle
The Warsaw Uprising to this day gathers a lot of emotions. Some claim that the August insurgency had no sense, was a national catastrophe, mistake (even madness) or that it was caused by irresponsible and self-proclaimed officers of the Home Army and the fight was doomed to fail.
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.