On 18 November 2023, the IPN Deputy President Prof. Karol Polejowski took part in the inauguration of the History Point at the Polish Embassy in Dublin and participated in the solemn oath for students of the first grade at the Adam Mickiewicz Polish Academy. The ceremony was also attended by the school's Director Małgorzata Rosek, Polish Ambassador Prof. Arkady Rzegocki, Polish Consul Maciej Wójcik and the Director of the IPN History Point Office Łukasz Witek, as well as the school's teaching staff and students.
I have a request for the first-graders to remember this day because it is a very important day. Learn Polish, learn Polish history, Polish traditions, and love Poland; it is worth it because it is our Motherland, said IPN Deputy President Prof. Karol Polejowski
During the inauguration of the IPN History Point, Polish Ambassador Prof. Arkady Rzegocki highlighted the importance of cooperation between the Institute of National Remembrance and the Polish Embassy in Dublin. Its main goal is to shape Polish identity among the youngest generations of Polish immigrants.
The Institute of National Remembrance is a Polish state institution dedicated to researching the history of Poland in the 20th century, but our mission also includes maintaining Polish identity beyond the borders of free and independent Poland. Therefore, I am proud to note that you enthusiastically welcome the establishment of a History Point here at the Polish Embassy – emphasized Prof. Karol Polejowski.
In the History Points abroad, the IPN educators, researchers and archivists implement the IPN educational initiatives through workshops, lectures and meetings. They present the results of the latest research, and acquire priceless documents and artifacts of Polish emigrants for the Archive Full of Remembrance project. The first History Point was set up in Vilnius in 2015. More were soon established in Lviv, Brussels, New York, Chicago, Dyneburg, London, Berlin, and recently in Houston and Dallas.
The IPN delegation also laid flowers at a plaque commemorating the Polish pilot Bolesław Sawiak, who died in August 1943 in a dogfight with a German Ju-88 fighter.