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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.

The 150th anniversary of the birth of Mother Matylda Getter - 25 February 2020

Mother Matylda Getter from the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary, risking her own life, saved several hundred Jewish children sentenced to extermination by the German occupiers. On 25 February at 8.00 a.m. the President of the IPN Dr. Jarosław Szarek will pay tribute to Matylda Getter at her resting place in the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw (plot F / G, row 2, places 26–31, entrance from Powązkowska Street - IV).

The official opening of the “Treblinka in the eyes of Samuel Willenberg” exhibition – Warsaw – 28 January 2020

Samuel Willenberg fulfilled the will of other prisoners by telling the world what happened in Treblinka at a time when evil seemed to prevail. (...) He did not give up. Together with other prisoners, he took up arms to fight for a dignified death. (...) He survived and left his testimony. (...) When he was sculpting, he cried. An unusual alloy of bronze, suffering and tears was created - said Dr Jarosław Szarek, the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, during the opening of the exhibition.

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