The Pact of Criminals exhibition was made on the occasion of the 83rd anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. It indicates how the Soviet Union and the German Reich agreed on the partition of Europe including Polish and Lithuanian territories. The IPN exhibition was launched by the Polish Institute in Vilnius and the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania.
The IPN was represented by Marek Jedynak, Ph.D., Director of the IPN Branch in Białystok and Dorota Lewsza, Ph.D. from the IPN Office of International Relations.
For Lithuanians, who celebrate the day of restoration of Independence of Lithuania on 11 March, as well as for the Polish Nation, the dates of 23 August and 1 September are both very important, but the date of 17 September — the attack of the Soviet Union on Poland — must not be forgotten. The <<Pact of Criminals>> exhibition describes how difficult it was to gain independence for both the Lithuanians and the Poles, said Marek Jedynak, Ph.D.