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The Ambassador of Israel visited the IPN Archive

The Archive of the Institute of National Remembrance was visited by Israel's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Poland Yacov Livne, Ph.D. He was accompanied by Ewa Rudnik-Zawiłło, Director of the Ambassador's Office. The meeting was attended by the IPN Deputy President Mateusz Szpytma, Ph.D.

The guests were welcomed by the Director of the IPN Archive Marzena Kruk, who described the tasks of the Archive, and showed the archival warehouses and studios including selected documents from the IPN files.

Unique artifacts related to the Holocaust and the fate of the Jewish population under German occupation were presented to the visitors. They included Jürgen Stroop's Report, the Friedrich Katzmann Report, photo albums of Wehrmacht soldiers documenting crimes against the Jewish population, original railroad documents containing data on transports of "displaced persons" headed for Nazi German Treblinka extermination camp, and the diary of Dr. Johann Paul Kremer — an SS doctor at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The activities of the Center for Information on the Victims of World War II and the significance of the Personal Losses and Victims of Repression under German Occupation project were also discussed.

During the visit to the Archive, the guests were introduced to selected intelligence documents concerning the situation in the Middle East drafted by the communist security services of the Polish People's Republic.

The guests had the opportunity to find out more about the Archive Full of Remembrance project and see documents acquired recently from private donors.

They also viewed excerpts from the exhibition prepared for this year's Long Night of Museums in the IPN Archive: “Strengthen Your Arm – Serve Your Homeland. The 135th Anniversary of the Polish Falcons in America”.

Moreover, the visit served as an excellent opportunity to discuss the possibility of cooperation between the IPN Archive and archival institutions in Israel.

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