October 30, 2017,
on the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution,
was held the debate
During a cycle of lectures that commenced in March, Professor Marek Kornat will touch upon the issue of the genesis of the Second World War. The objective of the series is not, however, to present the history of international relations in the interwar period, but rather to cast a polemical look at widely-held opinions and interpretations concerning the conflict’s origin. For we have many reasons to engage in dispute.
On the 75th anniversary of the execution which claimed the lives of several dozen residents of Radom, the first 500 accounts of victims and witnesses of the German occupation in the Radom region were published on ChroniclesofTerror.pl.
The “Chronicles of Terror” digital database has recently been supplemented with the testimonies of victims of totalitarian crimes committed in the city of Kielce and its environs. The depositions from Kielce premièred on 20 June and 1 July 2017.
A map of locations mentioned in testimonies, historical background of specific events, photographs of victims and witnesses of totalitarian crimes – these are but a few new functionalities available at ChroniclesofTerror.pl, one of the biggest collections of civilian testimonies from occupied Europe.
Drawing on a long and distinguished intellectual tradition, both Polish and international, a number of scholars are attempting to rethink the Polish experience of confronting two totalitarian regimes in the twentieth century.
Chronicles of Terror, a novel project run by the Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies, combines academic research, historical popularization and the broadly defined culture of remembrance. Our goal is to create the largest collection of civilian testimonies from occupied Europe, which is available ONLINE.
The objective of the conference was to reflect on the German crimes committed in the Warsaw district of Wola at the beginning of August 1944. It was then that the Germans killed approximately 50,000 people – men, women, and children – in a series of systematic executions of civilians.
The Witold Pilecki Center will receive digital copies of about 30,000 testimonies of Polish citizens, victims of the Soviet occupation of Polish lands in 1939-1941, preserved in the archives of the Hoover Institution. The Center will catalogue the collection and transcribe the documents, a significant number of which are in manuscript form. They will be published on the Center’s website (zapisyterroru.pl, chroniclesofterror.pl) in the original Polish and in English translation.
Introduction to the Anglo-American Academic Discourse and Foundations in English Academic Writing & Speaking are English-language workshops for young scholars who wish to learn the rules of Anglo-American academic discourse. It is a great opportunity to acquire practical skills indispensable for scholars who want to present their ideas and research in English, both in speech and in writing.