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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.

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