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The IPN’s History Point in Brussels 5-8 December 2018

The 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence was the theme of the meeting at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels on 6 December 2018, as well as classes for youth, conducted on 5-8 December by employees of the Institute of National Remembrance at the John Paul II School Consultation Point by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland with its headquarters at the Polish Catholic Mission.

On 6 December at the Polish Embassy in Brussels, with the participation of ambassador Artur Orzechowski, the main event of the next edition of IPN’s History Point took place. During the meeting, the following exhibitions were officially opened: 'Fathers of Independence', prepared by the Institute of National Remembrance and 'Women of Independence', prepared by the Museum of Polish History. Moreover, Dr Paweł Błażewicz gave a lecture entitled "Independence - not only Legions".

   

 

At the School Consultation Point by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, the IPN staff conducted a total of 18 lessons and three lectures, familiarizing the students with issues related to Poland regaining its independence in 1918.

The visit to Brussels was connected with the implementation of the Polonia Program by the National Education Office of the Institute of National Remembrance, and specifically, the project of "International History Points of the IPN", coordinated by Olga Tumińska.

"IPN’s History Points outside Poland are special places - they are the result of effective cooperation between the Polonia and Polish communities abroad with the Institute of National Remembrance. At cyclical meetings with compatriots, we present and discuss the history of Poland in the twentieth century by means of lectures, open meetings, book presentations and IPN exhibitions. IPN’s History Points are also lessons and workshops for students and teachers, disseminating knowledge about the history of Poland and presenting the Institute's activities.

As part of the " History Points of the Institute of National Remembrance", we regularly meet with Poles in Vilnius, Grodno, Lviv, Zhytomyr, Gnojnik in Zaolzie, Brussels, London, New York and Chicago.

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