A press conference on the projects of the Institute of National Remembrance prepared for the celebration of the Polish National Day of Remembrance of Poles Rescuing Jews under German occupation took place at the Janusz Kurtyka IPN Educational Center in Warsaw (21/25Marszałkowska str.) on 21 March at 1 p.m.
The programme of the celebrations and the projects of the IPN prepared on the occasion of the Polish National Day of Remembrance of Poles Rescuing Jews under German occupation such as publications, educational campaigns and permanent commemoration projects, were presented during the conference.
The conference itself was accompanied by the opening of the “It is Deeds that Make the Man –Poles Helping Jews During the Holocaust in the Eastern Borderlands of the Second Republic of Poland” exhibition, prepared by the IPN Branch in Rzeszów.
The exhibition deals with the eastern lands of the Second Republic of Poland according to the pre-war administrative division. It presents photographs taken during the war, a few years before its beginning and after its end. In addition to photographs of Poles, the authors portrayed their Jewish brothers and their hiding places.
The exhibition further presents selected, never-before published documents, confirming the help given to Jews by Polish residents of the Eastern Borderlands of the Second Polish Republic.
The conference was attended by the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Dr Jarosław Szarek, the Director of the National Education Office Adam Hlebowicz, the Director of the Office of the Commemoration of Struggle and Martyrdom Adam Siwek, the Director of the IPN Branch Office in Rzeszów, Dr Dariusz Iwaneczko and Dr hab Elżbieta Rączy.