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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!!

Wishing you a very peaceful Christmas season in the company of friends and loved ones, and a happy New Year - may it bring you peace, joy, hope and, above all, good health. All the best from Jarosław Szarek, Ph.D., President of the Institute of National Remembrance, and the IPN staff

 

 

Below, we would like to present selected Christmas cards from the IPN's archives.

 

The IPN Archive  in Katowice

 

  

  • A Christmas card, probably issued before the war by the 'Wydawnictwo Salonu Malarzy Polskich' Publishing House. AIPN Katowice
    A Christmas card, probably issued before the war by the 'Wydawnictwo Salonu Malarzy Polskich' Publishing House. AIPN Katowice
  • Postcard sent in 1944 from Szczerbice in the district of Rybnik. AIPN Katowice
    Postcard sent in 1944 from Szczerbice in the district of Rybnik. AIPN Katowice

The IPN Archive in Kielce

 

 

  • A IPN Ki 265/4 [k. 12] „Bóg się rodzi – Moc truchleje” Christmas 1984. Krystyna Chojnacka's private donation
    A IPN Ki 265/4 [k. 12] „Bóg się rodzi – Moc truchleje” Christmas 1984. Krystyna Chojnacka's private donation
  • A IPN Ki 288/104 [k. 30] – Christmas card „Pogodnych Świąt 1986 Życzy ZPAP Solidarność Twórców ”. Mirosława i Czesław Janik's private donation
    A IPN Ki 288/104 [k. 30] – Christmas card „Pogodnych Świąt 1986 Życzy ZPAP Solidarność Twórców ”. Mirosława i Czesław Janik's private donation
  • A IPN Ki 288/104 [k. 29] – Christmas card „Pokoju Wolności Sprawiedliwości Solidarności! *Boże Narodzenie*”. Mirosława i Czesław Janik's private donation
    A IPN Ki 288/104 [k. 29] – Christmas card „Pokoju Wolności Sprawiedliwości Solidarności! *Boże Narodzenie*”. Mirosława i Czesław Janik's private donation
  • 16A IPN Ki 288/104 [k. 32] – Christmas card „Chrystus Się Rodzi Nas Oswobodzi AD 1983”.  Mirosława i Czesław Janik's private donation
    16A IPN Ki 288/104 [k. 32] – Christmas card „Chrystus Się Rodzi Nas Oswobodzi AD 1983”. Mirosława i Czesław Janik's private donation
  • A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 2] - Christmas postcard printed in Germany - 1914. Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel
    A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 2] - Christmas postcard printed in Germany - 1914. Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel
  • A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 4] - Christmas postcard "Merry Christmas" printed  in Germany [CAFS Dresden]  - 1924. Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel.
    A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 4] - Christmas postcard "Merry Christmas" printed in Germany [CAFS Dresden] - 1924. Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel.
  • A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 8] - Christmas postcard from 1919 'Salon Polskich Malarzy w Krakowie' Publishing House. Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel
    A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 8] - Christmas postcard from 1919 'Salon Polskich Malarzy w Krakowie' Publishing House. Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel
  • A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 60] - Christmas-themed postcard "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Wishes" issued in 1933. Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel
    A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 60] - Christmas-themed postcard "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Wishes" issued in 1933. Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel
  • A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 95] - Christmas postcard "Merry Christmas" issued by Graphische Kunstanstalt "Akropol" Krakau (Graphic Institute "Akropol" Cracow). Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel
    A IPN Ki 297/1 / KE [k. 95] - Christmas postcard "Merry Christmas" issued by Graphische Kunstanstalt "Akropol" Krakau (Graphic Institute "Akropol" Cracow). Private donation: Kazimierz Bartel

The IPN Archive in Cracow

 

  • Christmas card from 1946, drawing by Stefan Dutka. From the collection of IPN Archive in Cracow
    Christmas card from 1946, drawing by Stefan Dutka. From the collection of IPN Archive in Cracow
  • Christmas card from 1983, printed by 'Solidarity' circles. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow
    Christmas card from 1983, printed by 'Solidarity' circles. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow
  • Christmas card from 1983, printed by 'Solidarity' circles. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow
    Christmas card from 1983, printed by 'Solidarity' circles. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow
  • Christmas card from 1983, printed by 'Solidarity' circles. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow
    Christmas card from 1983, printed by 'Solidarity' circles. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow
  • Christmas card. Fragment of the altar from Mondsee Abbey, inner wing, Escape to Egypt scene. End of 15th century. Collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow
    Christmas card. Fragment of the altar from Mondsee Abbey, inner wing, Escape to Egypt scene. End of 15th century. Collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow
  • Christmas card with the image of John Paul II. Woodcut by Czesław Borowczyk. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow.
    Christmas card with the image of John Paul II. Woodcut by Czesław Borowczyk. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow.
  • Christmas card from 1983, printed by solidarity circles. From the collection of the IPN Archive in  Cracow.
    Christmas card from 1983, printed by solidarity circles. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow.
  • The obverse of the Christmas card, Nowa Huta 1983. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow.
    The obverse of the Christmas card, Nowa Huta 1983. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow.
  • Reverse of the Christmas card, Nowa Huta 1983. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow
    Reverse of the Christmas card, Nowa Huta 1983. From the collection of the IPN Archive in Cracow

The IPN Archive in Lublin

 

  • Christmas card. Zofja Plewińska. Paweł Policzkiewicz's private collection
    Christmas card. Zofja Plewińska. Paweł Policzkiewicz's private collection
  • Christmas card. F. Franić. Paweł Policzkiewicz's private collection
    Christmas card. F. Franić. Paweł Policzkiewicz's private collection
  • New Year's Eve card.  Paweł Policzkiewicz's private collection
    New Year's Eve card. Paweł Policzkiewicz's private collection
  • Postage stamp. Grzegorz Sztal's private collection
    Postage stamp. Grzegorz Sztal's private collection
  • Postage stamp. Grzegorz Sztal's private collection
    Postage stamp. Grzegorz Sztal's private collection
  • Postage stamp. Grzegorz Sztal's private collection
    Postage stamp. Grzegorz Sztal's private collection

The IPN Archive in Łódź

 

  • Christmas card from 1952. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from 1952. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Łódź

The IPN Archive in Poznań

 

  • IPN Po 0/170/34/48 - Materials confiscated by the Security Service SB at Janina Janiak's flat ,incl. Christmas cards; unknown author; source: AIPN Poznań
    IPN Po 0/170/34/48 - Materials confiscated by the Security Service SB at Janina Janiak's flat ,incl. Christmas cards; unknown author; source: AIPN Poznań
  • IPN Po 0/170/34/48 - Materials confiscated by the Security Service SB at Janina Janiak's flat ,incl. Christmas cards; unknown author; source: AIPN Poznań
    IPN Po 0/170/34/48 - Materials confiscated by the Security Service SB at Janina Janiak's flat ,incl. Christmas cards; unknown author; source: AIPN Poznań
  • IPN Po 1125/1 - Materials regarding the Kniat family (private donation: Maria Pankros); unknown author; source: AIPN Poznań
    IPN Po 1125/1 - Materials regarding the Kniat family (private donation: Maria Pankros); unknown author; source: AIPN Poznań
  • IPN Po 1125/2 - Materials regarding the Kniat family (private donation: Maria Pankros); unknown author; source: AIPN Poznań
    IPN Po 1125/2 - Materials regarding the Kniat family (private donation: Maria Pankros); unknown author; source: AIPN Poznań
  • IPNbPo 1296/26 - Letters from Cardinal Franciszek Macharski to Marek Lenartowski (including during his internment) (private donation: Marek Lenartowski); author; cardinal Franciszek Macharski; source: AIPN P
    IPN Po 1296/26 - Letters from Cardinal Franciszek Macharski to Marek Lenartowski (including during his internment) (private donation: Marek Lenartowski); author; cardinal Franciszek Macharski; source: AIPN Poznań

The IPN Archive in Rzeszów

 

  • A Christmas card, created in 1984 at the latest, a donation made to the IPN Archive in Rzeszów by Andrzej Szall on behalf of the Podkarpacie Region NSZZ "Solidarność" Branch in Sanok
    A Christmas card, created in 1984 at the latest, a donation made to the IPN Archive in Rzeszów by Andrzej Szall on behalf of the Podkarpacie Region NSZZ "Solidarność" Branch in Sanok
  • A Christmas card from 1988, a donation made to the IPN Archive in Rzeszów by Andrzej Szall on behalf of the Podkarpacie Region NSZZ "Solidarność" Branch in Sanok
    A Christmas card from 1988, a donation made to the IPN Archive in Rzeszów by Andrzej Szall on behalf of the Podkarpacie Region NSZZ "Solidarność" Branch in Sanok
  • A Christmas card, a donation made to the IPN Archive in Rzeszów by Andrzej Szall on behalf of the Podkarpacie Region NSZZ "Solidarność" Branch in Sanok
    A Christmas card, a donation made to the IPN Archive in Rzeszów by Andrzej Szall on behalf of the Podkarpacie Region NSZZ "Solidarność" Branch in Sanok
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
    Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
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The IPN Archive in Szczecin

 

  • IPN Sz 410/149 t.1 Donated by Radzimierz Nowakowski
    IPN Sz 410/149 t.1 Donated by Radzimierz Nowakowski
  • IPN Sz 594/1 Donated by Kazimierz Drzazga
    IPN Sz 594/1 Donated by Kazimierz Drzazga
  • IPN Sz 645/350 t.1Donated by Sławomir Lener
    IPN Sz 645/350 t.1Donated by Sławomir Lener
  • IPN Sz 645/350 t.1 Donated  by Sławomir Lener
    IPN Sz 645/350 t.1 Donated by Sławomir Lener
  • IPN Sz 771/29 t.3 Donated by Janusz Piskorowski
    IPN Sz 771/29 t.3 Donated by Janusz Piskorowski
  • Christmas card from the 1980s. AIPN Rzeszów. Donation made by Anna Leszczyńska
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