Lemkin - Instytut Pileckiego


“Lemkin. Witness to the Age of Genocide” – the first exhibition in Poland to be devoted entirely to Rafał Lemkin, organized by the Pilecki Institute in 2018. Use was made of photographs, documents, and audiovisual materials from American archives, the majority of which have not been hitherto presented in Poland. The life and work of Rafał Lemkin, one of the heroic figures of the 20th century, were shown in the tragic context of the German and Soviet occupation of Poland and East-Central Europe – the site of mass atrocities perpetrated by both these totalitarian regimes. For the purposes of the exhibition, individual crimes were illustrated by the personal belongings of their victims, and also by the accounts of survivors.