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The IPN's President has taken part in the ceremony commemorating the "Freedom and Independence" (WiN) and Polish Peasants’ Party (PSL) activists sentenced in the Cracow Trial – Cracow, 10 September, 2020

Seventy-five years ago the "Freedom and Independence" Association was established.

 

 

At the plaque in memory of the victims of the show trial of the 2nd Board of the Freedom and Independence Association and the Polish Peasants’ Party, located on the wall of the former court building at 3 Senacka Street in Cracow, a ceremony with the participation of the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Jarosław Szarek, Ph.D was held.

The sentences in the Cracow Trial were issued on 10  September 1947. The trial, modeled on the Soviet administration of "justice", was a show trial and was part of a propaganda campaign aimed at discrediting the anti-communist opposition and intimidating its supporters.

The ceremony in Senacka Street was organized by the IPN, Cracow Branch and the WiN Southern Area Association.

 

A briefing on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the “Freedom and Independence” Association and the 73rd anniversary of the end of the Cracow trial took place on 10 September at the IPN’s new seat at 18 Postępu Streeet in Warsaw, in the newly opened bookstore. The latest publications on the subject were presented by Mateusz Szpytma, Ph.D., Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance and Filip Musiał, Ph.D, Director of the IPN’s Cracow Branch.

 

  • Mateusz Szpytma, Ph.D. during the briefing
    Mateusz Szpytma, Ph.D. during the briefing
  • Briefing in Warsaw
    Briefing in Warsaw
  • Briefing in Warsaw
    Briefing in Warsaw
  • Mateusz Szpytma, Ph.D. during the briefing
    Mateusz Szpytma, Ph.D. during the briefing
  • Briefing in Warsaw
    Briefing in Warsaw
  • Filip Musiał, Ph.D. during the briefing
    Filip Musiał, Ph.D. during the briefing
  • Briefing in Warsaw
    Briefing in Warsaw

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