“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.
The position of the Institute of National Remembrance with regard to statements of representatives of the authorities of the Russian Federation in the context of Soviet World War II cemeteries
The Institute of National Remembrance is regretfully observing a return by the Russian Federation to methods of distortion of facts known from the darkest times of Soviet totalitarianism. The revival of Stalinist narrative about World War II is accompanied by false accusations against countries such as Poland of destroying cemeteries and graves of Soviet soldiers.
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 Army, 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.
The red map of Warsaw
The havoc of the Warsaw Uprising, the destruction of nearly 70 percent of the buildings located on the left bank of the Vistula river, the death of several hundred thousand inhabitants during World War II meant that after 1945 the residents of Warsaw found it extremely difficult to imagine any other, equally tragic event. Time has unfortunately shown how very wrong they were.
Center for information on the victims of World War II
The primary task of the newly established entity is to disseminate information on the victims of Nazi German and Soviet repressions during World War II and following the end thereof on the basis of the archival records which remain in the possession of the Institute.