2nd Lt. Henryk Wieliczko, "Lufa", discovered
On 24 September 2021, in a press conference held at the Institute of National Remembrance Lublin branch, the IPN's President Karol Nawrocki announced that the 12-15 April 2021 search at the Unicka Street cemetery in Lublin uncovered the remains of 2nd. Lt. Henryk Wieliczko, codename "Lufa". The work was carried out by a team of the IPN’s Search and Identification Office under the supervision of the prosecutor of the Institute’s local Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation.
The funeral of Cursed soldiers – Bydgoszcz, 26 September 2021
The funeral of Master Sgt. Ludwik Augustyniak "Cygan", Master Sgt. Florian Dutkiewicz "Jawor", Lieutenant Tadeusz Antoni Ośko "Sęp", Zbigniew Rostek "Piotr" and an unknown soldier of the Home Army took place at the Cursed Soldiers quarter of the Bydgosz cemetery on 26 September 2021 . The ceremony was attended by the Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance Krzysztof Szwagrzyk, Ph.D., D.Sc.
We Are Telling the World About Poland: Poland. Her middle name is History
On 17 September 2021, articles from the next edition of the project "We Are Telling the World About Poland", including an article by the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Karol Nawrocki, Ph.D. entitled "Poland. Her middle name is History”, will appear in dozens of countries around the world.
The funeral of 2nd Lt. Apoloniusz Duszkiewicz alias “Polza” - Lithuania, 22 September 2021
The funeral of 2nd Lt. Apoloniusz Duszkiewicz alias Polza took place on Wednesday, 22 September 2021. Apoloniusz Duszkiewicz, a soldier of the Home Army, died on the night of 3–4 March 1944, while commanding an attack by a unit separated from the 6th Home Army Brigade on a post protecting grain warehouses at the Kiejda estate. His remains were discovered in 2019 by the IPN’s Office of Search and Identification during works at the former cemetery in Miguny.
Aggression of 17 September 1939 ‒ the historical lie of the current policy of the Kremlin. The President of the Institute of National Remembrance on the causes, course and consequences of the attack on Polish citizens
On 17 September 1939, Stalin fulfilled his obligations to Hitler set forth in the secret protocol to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The aggression of the Red Army allowed the German Reich to accelerate its conquest of Poland. 17 September 1939 has become a symbol of the criminal cooperation between Hitler and Stalin against the free nations of Europe. Before Vladimir Putin or Alexander Lukashenko lie about the Soviet aggression of 17 September 1939 once again, it is worth recalling the causes, course and effects of this unceremonious attack on Polish citizens. (Russian and German language versions are available below)
COLLECTED CONTENT: "The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg" educational project
In January 2020, the Institute of National Remembrance initiated a year-long exhibition and educational project on the basis of sculptures by Samuel Willenberg, depicting people and situations he remembered particularly vividly during his imprisonment at Treblinka. These unique sculptures, constituting the world heritage of the Holocaust, were brought by the IPN from Israel for the purposes of the project.
COLLECTED CONTENT: The first transport to Auschwitz
On 14 June 1940, German concentration camp Auschwitz received 728 Poles, its first - save for thirty German criminals who had been brought here to take the positions of kapos - inmates. Initially a detention and elimination facility targeting almost exclusively the Third Reich's enemies from Poland, in time it expanded the scope of its operation, adding extermination of Jews from all over Europe, slave labour benefitting the German industry, large-scale robbery of deportees, and many others.