A Polish-American artist Andrzej Pityński passed away
Soviet aggression on Poland from 17 September 1939
In consequence of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, on September 17th 1939 the Red Army crossed the borders of Poland thus beginning the occupation of the eastern territories of the Second Republic of Poland, lasting almost two years.
Two Victories over Communism, Jarosław Szarek Ph.D.
In the 20th century two Polish victories changed the course of general history: stopping a march of the Bolsheviks to the Polish Republic and further to the West in 1920 and the first step on the way to free Central and Eastern Europe from the system imposed by Moscow in 1980. Both great victories over communism, impossible according to rational assessment, were won by our ancestors because a well-informed minority could overcome long-lasting weaknesses of the nation, wake it up from a lethargy and bring Poles together around fundamental values.
The initial stage of the September campaign
We encourage you to watch the IPN's film depicting the initial stage of the September campaign
On the 81st anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War we would like to recommend reading Marek Gałęzowski's text on the German invasion of Poland and the first weeks of the September campaign
"Stolen Childhood" exhibition
The exhibition depicts the lives of children from the interwar period to the end of World War II. Brutally interrupted by war and occupation, their childhood left a huge trauma in their lives. The exhibition talks about the choices between being a victim, a passive observer and a defender.
The "Crimes on the Poles 1939–1945" exhibition
We know the identities of five defenders of Westerplatte! Commemorating the 81st anniversary of the outbreak of World War II – Gdańsk, 1 September 2020
The ceremony of handing over identification notes to the heroes' families was attended by the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Jarosław Szarek Ph.D.
The IPN's portal on September 1939
What happened in September 1939? Was it possible to avoid the outbreak of war? Could it have ended sooner?
"This is where 'Solidarity' was born" exhibition in Warsaw
The "This is where 'Solidarity' was born" exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the founding of “Solidarity” will have its official opening in Warsaw’s Piłsudski Square on 28 August 2020 at noon.
The Mirror Cracked from Side to Side. Poland from the perspective of Soviet authorities and citizens in the wake of and during Soviet aggression on Poland in September 1939.
007’s file found in the IPN’s Archive
PRESS RELEASE: A MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION “20 – 40 – 20” from the Battle of Warsaw to Katyń
A father and son, victims of the Katyn Massacre and protagonists of the IPN's newest exhibition
Katyn Massacre - educational materials
Exhibition "NZS - Generations of Changes 1980–2020"
"The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg" exhibition prepared by the Institute of National Remembrance is now on display in Częstochowa, the sculptor's home town.
Correction continued? – the IPN’s briefing on the new publication concerning Polish-Jewish relations
The IPN visited by the Australian Ambassador
Dr Mateusz Szpytma, Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance, met with the Australian Ambassador to Poland, Mr Lloyd Brodrick, at the Institute's seat. The meeting was held on the initiative of the Australian side.
The 13th Katyn March of Shadows
The 13th Katyn March of Shadows crossed the streets of Warsaw on 20 September 2020
The anniversary of the establishment of the Madden Committee - 18 September
On September 1951, the United States House of Representatives established the Select Committee to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Facts, Evidence, and Circumstances of the Katyn Forest Massacre, known as the Madden Committee. The Committee assembled records relating to the massacre and its aftermath, in addition to hearing extensive witness testimony. On this occassion, we recommend you to read the following text relating to the Commitee's first session.
More human remains found in the former “Toledo” prison
The execution of Michał Kruk of Przemyśl in German-occupied Poland - 6 September 1943
“One of the most significant and least known battles in the turbulent 20th century history” – Roger Moorhouse on the centenary of the battle of Warsaw, 1920 (exclusive)
“The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg” exhibition
The exhibition of Samuel Willenberg’s 15 bronze sculptures depicting life in the German death camp in Treblinka, can be seen at the IPN’s "Przystanek Historia" Educational Center in Cracow ( 8 Dunajewskiego Street) until 13 September 2020.