The legacy of Henryk Śmigacz has found its way to the Archives of the Institute of National Remembrance as part of the Archive Full of Remembrance project. The donated photographs and archival materials consist of an extremely valuable documentary on the Second World War, as well as an interesting material for research about the wartime photography and the Polish theatre. Many of these photographs have never been published nor copied. They had remained outside Poland for many years.
Among the photographs acquired by the IPN Archive, you can also find portraits including one depicting a young couple, dressed in a fashionable, almost festive way. They smile at the camera. She is holding a small bag in one hand and a basket in the other; he is carrying a rolled-up piece of paper, perhaps a poster or a sketch. At first glance they look like random passers-by spotted by a photographer during a walk down a street in Warsaw. It is the background of the picture: piles of ruins behind the couple, that creates a dissonance.
The Archive of the Institute of National Remembrance, as well as the daughter and granddaughter of Henryk Śmigacz, would appreciate if anyone could identify the protagonists shown in this photograph.
Please send any information related to the attached image to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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