The Institute of National Remembrance invites you to a press conference devoted to the publication of Jeńcy 1920 [Prisoners of War 1920]. The book lays bare the Russian manipulation regarding Bolshevik prisoners of war in Polish captivity after the war of 1920. Admitting in 1990 the Soviet perpetration of the Katyn massacre, Mikhail Gorbachev simultaneously commissioned a narrative that would counterbalance the Soviet barbarity of 1940, and accuse Poles of an imaginary crime. This is how false allegations of 1920 murder of Bolshevik POWs by Poles were born.
The conference will be attended by Jarosław Szarek, Ph.D., President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Prof. Marek Wierzbicki, Director of the IPN’s Historical Research Office, and Adam Hlebowicz, Director of the IPN’s National Education Office. The event, scheduled at noon on 11 March at the Janusz Kurtyka "History Point" Educational Center (21/25 Marszałkowska Street, Warsaw), will be broadcast on the IPNtv channel. All media representatives interested in participating in the conference please send your requests for accreditation to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org, or apply by phone: Sławomir Bardski, 539 770 443, or Barbara Kiwała, (22) 581 85 27.
The languages of the conference will be Polish and English; below are the links for online participants:
LIVE ENG ➡ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FalZOG8NhNY
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