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  • An interview with Christina Lamb | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

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    An interview with Christina Lamb | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

  • An interview with Danielle Vella | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

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    An interview with Danielle Vella | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

    Danielle Vella is the author of "Dying to Live. Stories from Refugees on the Road to Freedom", nominated from the Witold Pilecki International Book Award in the 3rd category for contemporary war correspondents. Listen to what she has to say!

  • An interview with Myra MacDonald | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

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    An interview with Myra MacDonald | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

    Listen to our interview with Myra MacDonald, the author of White as the Shroud. India, Pakistan and War on the Frontiers of Kashmir, nominated for the Witold Pilecki International Book Award in the third category for contemporary war correspondents.

  • An interview with Carlos Sardiña Galache | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

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    An interview with Carlos Sardiña Galache | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

    One category of the Witold Pilecki International Book Award is devoted to contemporary war correspondents. Among the nominees in this category is Carlos Sardiña Galache – the author of the book "The Burmese Labyrinth: A History of Rohingya Tragedy".

  • An interview with Carmela S. Fonbuena | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

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    An interview with Carmela S. Fonbuena | Witold Pilecki International Book Award

    An interview with Carmela S. Fonbuena, whose book "Marawi Seige. Stories from the Front Lines" is nominated for the Witold Pilecki International Book Award in the 3rd category for contemporary war correspondents.

  • 17 September 1939, the Soviet invasion of Poland

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    17 September 1939, the Soviet invasion of Poland

    What did the Soviet invasion of Poland look like? Was it a complete surprise to the Polish army and civilians? On the 82nd anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland, we encourage you to watch Alina Nowobilska’s interview with the Prof. Evan Mawdsley.

  • September 1939, the German invasion of Poland: In conversation with Roger Moorhouse

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    September 1939, the German invasion of Poland: In conversation with Roger Moorhouse

    How did the German propaganda present the invasion of Poland? And what did it actually look like? Watch the unique archival footage from the beginning of World War II and our interview with the British writer and historian Roger Moorhouse.

  • World War II: Witnesses and Memory | Part 3: Memory Wars

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    World War II: Witnesses and Memory | Part 3: Memory Wars

    The third and last instalment of the “World War II: Witnesses and Memory” series organized jointly by the Pilecki Institute and the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

  • “Strides Towards Liberty” | webinar

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    “Strides Towards Liberty” | webinar

    In 2021 we celebrate the 230th anniversary of the Constitution. The Institute would like to contribute to nation-wide festivities with a strong academic roundtable aiming at an international popular audience.

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    Totalitarian and 20th Century Studies Vol. 4

  • The Polish Underground and the Jews | online webinar

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    The Polish Underground and the Jews | online webinar

    Prof. Joshua Zimmerman from Yeshiva University will present the situation of the Polish Underground State in the context of the extermination policies introduced by Nazi Germany, and its reaction to the Holocaust of European Jews.

  • Secret Diplomacy. Diverse Ways to Rescue Jews | Duty and Compassion

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    Secret Diplomacy. Diverse Ways to Rescue Jews | Duty and Compassion

    Diplomacy is one of the tools of the state. Do the activities of individual diplomats and diplomatic posts testify to the countries’ varied attitudes towards the Holocaust?

  • Wartime Diplomacy How Governments Responded to the Holocaust roundtable | Duty and Compassion

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    Wartime Diplomacy How Governments Responded to the Holocaust roundtable | Duty and Compassion

    Diplomacy is one of the tools of the state. Do the activities of individual diplomats and diplomatic posts testify to the countries’ varied attitudes towards the Holocaust?

  • The Voice of Survivors | Duty and Compassion

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    The Voice of Survivors | Duty and Compassion

    Chris Pleasance (“Daily Mail”) interviews Heidi Fishman – daughter of the Holocaust Survivor Ruth “Tutti” Fishman née Lichtenstern.

  • Presentation of the website passportsforlife.pl | Duty and Compassion

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    Presentation of the website passportsforlife.pl | Duty and Compassion

    Online webinar inaugurates the Year of the Ładoś Group - on this occasion, we will present our website “Passports for Life”, which presents the current state of knowledge about the operation of the Polish diplomats based in Bern.

  • The Genesis of the Lados Operation – 1940-1942 | seminar

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    The Genesis of the Lados Operation – 1940-1942 | seminar

    An examination of the background behind the Bern passport operation, looking at the wider context of Polish exile government policy as well as the possible precedents set elsewhere, including the Sugihara visas.

  • World War II: Witnesses and Memory – Liberators and Liberated

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    World War II: Witnesses and Memory – Liberators and Liberated

    We invite you to a new series of international webinars organized by the Pilecki Institute of Warsaw, Poland and and the National World War II Museum of New Orleans, USA.

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    Totalitarian and 20th Century Studies Vol. 3

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    The Ładoś List

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    Wola 1944. An Unpunished Crime and the Notion of Genocide

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    Chronicles of Terror 7. Auschwitz-Birkenau. Victims of the deadly medicine

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    Totalitarian and 20th Century Studies. Vol 2

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    Totalitarianism. Proceedings of a Conference Held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, March 1953

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    Totalitarian and 20th Century Studies. Vol 1

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

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

    The debate on the Polish history in the global academic discourse featuring Prof. Alexandra Richie, Prof. Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski, Prof. Klaus Ziemer. Chairman: Dr. Wojciech Kozłowski

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    Totally Unofficial. The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin

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    Outlines Of Memory

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    The Experience of Two Totalitarianisms: Interpretations

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    The Second World War. A History That Cannot Pass

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    Chronicles of Terror 4. German atrocities in Śródmieście during the Warsaw Uprising

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    Chronicles of Terror 3. German occupation in the Radom District

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    Chronicles of Terror 2. Warsaw. German crimes in the Wola district in August 1944

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    Chronicles of Terror 1. Warsaw. German executions in the occupied city

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    Chronicles of Terror. Warsaw 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee

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    Chronicles of Terror 5. Auschwitz-Birkenau. Life in the factory of death

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    Chronicles of Terror 6. Auschwitz-Birkenau. The fate of women and children

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    An Iron wind. Europe Under Hitler

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    My wartime experiences

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    Stalin's Genocides

  • My City. My Story | project

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    My City. My Story | project

    The project is addressed to the residents of smaller townships, particularly those from the younger generation. Working in groups youths prepare municipal games for their fellow town dwellers which refer to local historical events from the years 1939-1945.

  • English in Academia | workshops

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    English in Academia | workshops

    Workshops during which young scholars learn the rules governing academic discourse in the Anglo-Saxon world.

  • History in Translation | summer school

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    History in Translation | summer school

    A school for translators of English and German who work on historical sources and scholarly texts relating to 20th-century history.

  • Postwar Dilemmas | workshops

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    Postwar Dilemmas | workshops

    A workshop which allows students to gain a better understanding of the generation that grew up during World War II.

  • The Voice of Women | workshops

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    The Voice of Women | workshops

    "The Voice of Women" is a fascinating story of the struggle of generations of Polish women for independence and civic rights.

  • Call by Name | workshops

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    Call by Name | workshops

    The project presents extraordinary stories of solidarity, heroism and humanity. During the “Call by Name” workshops students uncover the stories of Poles who were ready to risk their lives and those of their loved ones to save their Jewish neighbors.

  • Solidarity. How do You Come to an Agreement? | workshops

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    Solidarity. How do You Come to an Agreement? | workshops

    The “Solidarity” movement, established in 1980, showed that Poles can come to an agreement and create a community of interests based on compromise. The workshops combine a history lesson with a negotiating game.

  • International Teachers and Educators Program

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    International Teachers and Educators Program

    The ITEP is aimed at teachers and employees of places of memory from around the world. We want the program to serve as a platform for the exchange of experiences among educators engaged in historical education, substantive and methodological reflection.

  • The President of the Republic of Poland decorates recipients with the Virtus et Fraternitas Medal

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    The President of the Republic of Poland decorates recipients with the Virtus et Fraternitas Medal

    The Virtus et Fraternitas Medal has been bestowed for the first time in history. The awards were given by the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, acting on a motion of the Pilecki Institute.

  • The medal Virtus et Fraternitas

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    The medal Virtus et Fraternitas

  • Secrets of Warsaw ZOO

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    Secrets of Warsaw ZOO

    On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, in the garden of the Żabiński family's villa in the Warsaw Zoo, we organized an event for the members of the diplomatic corps, the staff of embassies in Poland and their families.

  • The fate of Jadwiga Długoborska

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    The fate of Jadwiga Długoborska

    Arrested by the Gestapo and accused of hiding Jews and Polish Home Army officers, tortured and murdered on 29 June 1944 in the forest near the village of Guty-Bujno.