A long-lost wedding ring belonging to a former KL Auschwitz prisoner has been returned to his great-grandson
Thanks to the Institute of National Remembrance, a long-lost wedding ring belonging to Szczepan Brzozowski, a former KL Auschwitz prisoner, has been returned to his great-grandson. The ceremonial handing over of this unique personal effect took place at the IPN Archive on 2 July 2020 at 12.00.
The opening of the “This is where “Solidarity” was born” exhibition – Mielec, 1 July 2020
The first of a series of events organized at 53 locations across Poland will be opened by the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Jarosław Szarek Ph.D. on 1 July 2020 at 12:00 in Mielec. Piotr Duda, the current Chairman of “Solidarity” will also take part in the event.
I was born in Poland
We’re going back to our roots, returning to the idea: the IPN’s spot presents the community, the Poles who said "NO" to communism in the 1980s, ordinary people who opposed the communist system. We did it because we were together. It was born in Poland in 1980.
"The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg" exhibition – Lublin, 16 June – 10 July 2020
"The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg" exhibition, organized by the IPN as part of the commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, will be presented at the Institute’s Lublin Branch (2 Wodopojna Street) from 16 June to 10 July 2020. The exhibition of sculptures portraying the author's personal experiences as both a prisoner and participant of the revolt in the Treblinka German death camp is accompanied by the screening of the "Treblinka’s Last Witness" documentary film produced by WLRN. Due to the epidemic situation in Poland, the exhibition may be viewed by five people at a time. Organized groups are requested to make appointments at : + 48 81 53 63 458.
Human remains found in the former “Toledo”prison in Warsaw's Praga district
The Institute of National Remembrance officially announces the start of the second edition of the "Semper Fidelis" Prize. Applications may be submitted until 15 July 2020.
Exploration works in Odolanów. The remains of eight people revealed
On 15 ̶ 19 June 2020, the Office of Search and Identification of the Institute of National Remembrance carried out exploration works in the cemetery of the parish of St. Martin on Chwaliszewska Street in Odolanów (Ostrów County, Greater Poland Voivodeship).
The statement of the Institute of National Remembrance in relation to the article by President Putin
“Poles are not yet allowed to celebrate freedom”, Jarosław Szarek Ph.D.
On May 8th 1945, the world celebrated the end of the Second World War – an unimaginable hell started by the aggression of Germany and the Soviet Union on Poland. On the ruins of conquered Berlin, the Soviet soldiers hung red flags with the hammer and sickle.
Terror of the Red Army and NKVD in the Polish lands between 1944-1945, Prof. Mirosław Golon
Victories of the Red Army ended the German occupation of Poland which brought millions of victims. However, the same Amy, which had the NKVD (People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs) and SMERSH (military counterintelligence) in its structures, did not bring back the lost independence nor provided safety to the country’s citizens.
Poles and Jews. Centuries of dialogue, disputes, conflicts. Conference: “Polish-Jewish relations in the 20th century. Research-controversy-perspectives. Colloquium IV: New research challenges.”
The Holocaust in occupied Poland
CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference “Communist Parties in the Soviet Bloc in 1956–1968. From destalinization to economic reforms”, 4–5 XI 2020, Bratislava (The deadline for the submission of abstracts: August 31, 2020)
Katyn Massacre - educational materials
A virtual tour of "The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg" exhibition – a new improved version
A nation of murderers, or some victims do not deserve to be remembered.
A statement of the Institute of National Remembrance in connection with the remarks of the President of the Russian Federation on the subject of World War II and its causes
The Katyn Massacre - Commemorations
The Katyn Massacre of 1940. Extermination of the Polish Elite.
Under Katyń’s shadow. Reflections on underage and female victims of the Katyń massacre.
Since the end of the war, for more than 50 years, any works presenting the crimes of the Soviet occupant were officially forbidden from being distributed in the Polish People’s Republic. After all, they were in opposition of the “state truth” of the USSR as the country of wealth, Poland’s ally and Allied powers in the fight against fascist Germany.
Statement on the crimes committed by the German Reich in occupied Poland and on the false information appearing in public
Public dissemination of counter-factual information on the number of Jews killed by Polish people outside the ghettos between 1942–1945, alongside with false generalisations regarding the perpetrators of those crimes is an increasingly frequent phenomenon.
German camps in Poland 1939-1945
The following text is introductory to the subject of the functioning of German camps located on the territory of Poland within its current borders in 1939-1945.
Extension of the deadline for submitting nominations for the sixth edition of the international "Witness of History" Award for individuals and organizations from outside Poland
Due to the global epidemiological situation, we are extending the deadline for submitting nominations for the sixth edition of the international "Witness of History" Award for individuals and organizations from outside Poland until 30 June 2020.