The Archive of the Institute of National Remembrance and the Pamięć US Assosiation opened the "Order No. 00485. Anti-Polish Operation of the NKVD in Soviet Ukraine 1937-1938" exhibition as part of the VIII edition of the IPN’s History Point in New York.
The opening of the exhibition took place at the St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish Church in Manhattan in New York – on 17 November 2019. A few days later, on 20 November at 7:00 p.m., the exhibition will be presented at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark. The official opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by lectures.
Workshops for teachers of Polish students abroad dedicated to the so-called NKVD anti-Polish operation will take place on 19 November at 6:30 p.m. at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark.
The exhibition, prepared by the Archive of the IPN, consists of 16 boards presenting the fate of people persecuted as part of the "Polish operation" carried out by the NKVD in the Soviet Union in 1937-1938.
The first five boards show the situation of Poles after the Treaty of Riga and the course of the "Polish operation" in the USSR. The following ones portray the personal stories of the repressed. Additionally, 3 boards present photographs of the reenactment of arrests, interrogations and shootings.
The exhibition is based on photos and documents from the collections of the Ukrainian State Regional Archives in Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi and Odessa as well as documents obtained from the Memorial Society and the Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding.
So far, the exhibition has been presented in Vinnytsia and in Khmelnytskyi and Odessa.