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    The Second World War in the New Millennium

  • "The Volunteer" - remarkable story of Captain Witold Pilecki

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    "The Volunteer" - remarkable story of Captain Witold Pilecki

    The book by Jack Fairweather, which will come out in June, tells the story of Witold Pilecki – a remarkable Pole, volunteer to Auschwitz and one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War

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  • Pilecki Institute Short-Term Research Grant

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    Pilecki Institute Short-Term Research Grant

    The Pilecki Institute Short-Term Research Grant is tailored specifically for MA and PhD students seeking an opportunity to carry out research in Poland aimed towards completing their dissertations.

  • Paroda „Dvigubai laisvos. Moterų politinės teisės 1918 m.“

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    Paroda „Dvigubai laisvos. Moterų politinės teisės 1918 m.“

  • Lemkin und das Zeitalter des Genozids - Vortrag und Diskussion

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    Lemkin und das Zeitalter des Genozids - Vortrag und Diskussion

    Im Rahmenprogramm des Internationalen Karlpreises zu Aachen findet ein Vortrag mit anschließender Diskussion mit besonderen Gästen aus Polen: Prof. Marek Kornat und Eryk Habowski aus dem Pilecki-Institut in Warszawa, statt.

  • Holocaust Angst – a discussion on the book by Jacob S. Eder

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    Holocaust Angst – a discussion on the book by Jacob S. Eder

    The Pilecki Institute’s most recent publication – Jacob S. Eder’s book about the history of the influence the Federal Republic of Germany strove to wield over the structure of the exhibition at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and over American Holocaust Memo

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    „The Volunteer” – książka Jacka Fairweathera, opisująca historię Witolda Pileckiego, miała ...

  • Results of the Competition for Cultural Scholarships "Exercising Modernity"

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    Results of the Competition for Cultural Scholarships "Exercising Modernity"

    On 1 March, 2019 the Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor launched a competition for cultural scholarships in the project Exercising Modernity. We already know the winners.

  • A Commemoration of the Lubkiewicz Family from Sadowne

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    A Commemoration of the Lubkiewicz Family from Sadowne

    Acting upon an initiative put forward by Professor Magdalena Gawin, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Pilecki Institute has commemorated Marianna, Leon and Stefan Lubkiewicz, who were murdered by the Germans in January 1

  • Chronicles of Terror

    Chronicles of Terror

    Discover one of the largest collections of civilian testimonies from occupied Europe

  • Cooperation between the Pilecki Institute and the Bundesarchiv

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    Cooperation between the Pilecki Institute and the Bundesarchiv

    Key documents of the Bundesarchiv concerning 20th century history will be digitized en masse by the Institute and added to its digital holdings. Plans are also in place to make these copies available in Warsaw.

  • An unknown resistance story from Auschwitz | Lecture at Humanity House

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    An unknown resistance story from Auschwitz | Lecture at Humanity House

    Polish Professor Mared Kornat will give a lecture on the story of Pilecki and confront the audience with the choices people had to make during the horrors of the Second World War.

  • The Boundaries of Totalitarianism According to Carl Friedrich | Call for contributions

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    The Boundaries of Totalitarianism According to Carl Friedrich | Call for contributions

    The Pilecki Institute has the pleasure of announcing an international and interdisciplinary research project entitled „The Boundaries of Totalitarianism According to Carl Friedrich – Consigned to History or a Viable Model?”.

  • The Onset of the New Order: Europe 1939–1940 | CALL FOR PAPERS

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    The Onset of the New Order: Europe 1939–1940 | CALL FOR PAPERS

    On the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, the Pilecki Institute invites representatives of the humanities and social sciences to participate in a conference devoted to the experience of the War and occupation.

  • Why Lemkin? | Debate

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    Why Lemkin? | Debate

    The debate „Why Lemkin” is intended to bring to the attention of wide audiences the significance of the concept of genocide – a new crime under international law.

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    On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, in the garden of the Żabiński ...

  • Lemkin. Witness to the Age of Genocide | Temporary Exhibition

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    Lemkin. Witness to the Age of Genocide | Temporary Exhibition

    The first exhibition in Poland to be devoted entirely to Rafał Lemkin will open to the public in Kordegarda, the Gallery of the National Centre for Culture.

  • Witness to the Age of Genocide. Rafał Lemkin and the Convention of 1948

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    Witness to the Age of Genocide. Rafał Lemkin and the Convention of 1948

    Pilecki Institute is honoured to announce an international, interdisciplinary conference in the memory of Raphael Lemkin, Polish-Jewish jurist.

Chronicles of Terror

Explore the fates of Polish citizens – victims and witnesses of totalitarian regimes See more
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    Chronicles of Terror

    1942.07.12-1945.01.27

    Auschwitz-Birkenau - extermination camp

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    Chronicles of Terror

    1940.04.09-1941.09.23

    In exile – Central Asia

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    Chronicles of Terror

    1944.08.01-1944.08.05

    Warsaw '44 – pacification of Śródmieście

Media library

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    Debate: Polish History in Global Perspective. Understanding the Twentieh Century

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    Raphael Lemkin. Witness to the Age of Genocide