On 14 October 2019, during the celebrations in Tiberias the award ceremony of the 'Pro Patria' and 'Pro Bono Poloniae' medals was held. The medals were handed to those Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust as well as others distinguished in cultivating the memory of Polish independence traditions. Dr Mateusz Szpytma , who, for the Institute, is in charge of the issues related to Polish-Jewish relations, was among the laureates of the "Pro Patria" medal. Dr Szpytma is the initiator, co-founder and former director of the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II in Markowa. It is the first institution of this type in Poland to commemorate those Poles who risked their lives and tried to save or saved Jews during German occupation.