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  • Watch “Witnesses to the Age of Shoah” at home!

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    Watch “Witnesses to the Age of Shoah” at home!

    The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising according to the witnesses to history, the traumatic wartime experience, the accounts of those who survived – all this and more can be seen in the extraordinary documentary film: “Witnesses to the Age of Shoah”.

  • "Wola 1944. An Unpunished Crime and the Notion of Genocide” | debate

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    "Wola 1944. An Unpunished Crime and the Notion of Genocide” | debate

    The discussion will be held as part of the conference “The New Dawn of Europe after the Great War: The Theory of the State and Genocide in the 20th Century”.

  • "The New Dawn of Europe after the Great War" | conference

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    "The New Dawn of Europe after the Great War" | conference

    Even though the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide came in 2018, Rafał Lemkin’s work remains a subject for research. We would like to invite you to a conference with experts.

  • Open letter from the families of those “Called by name”

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    Open letter from the families of those “Called by name”

  • Tribute to Franciszek Andrzejczyk

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    Tribute to Franciszek Andrzejczyk

    The “Called by Name” project is gaining momentum! As many as 65 people from the family of Franciszek Andrzejczyk came to Czyżew to honor the memory of their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

  • A Commemoration of Władysława and Stanisław Krysiewicz

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    A Commemoration of Władysława and Stanisław Krysiewicz

    The couple were shot for hiding eight Jews. On Sunday, 6 October, in Waniewo near Białystok, we paid tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Krysiewicz and a plaque in their honor was unveiled.

  • Forced Labour in the Reich and Criminal Abuse as reflected in the Polish UNWCC Charge Files

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    Forced Labour in the Reich and Criminal Abuse as reflected in the Polish UNWCC Charge Files

  • Wacław Budziszewski commemorated for assisting Jews

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    Wacław Budziszewski commemorated for assisting Jews

    On Sunday, 22 September 2019, the Pilecki Institute paid tribute to Wacław Budziszewski, murdered for providing assistance to Jews during the war. A memorial plaque was unveiled in the town of Nur near Ostrów Mazowiecka.

  • The values and moral norms of the societies of occupied Europe – a debate on the book “An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler”

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    The values and moral norms of the societies of occupied Europe – a debate on the book “An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler”

  • The Onset of the New Order: Europe 1939–1940 | International scientific conference

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    The Onset of the New Order: Europe 1939–1940 | International scientific conference

    The 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War was an ideal opportunity to focus scholarly attention on this pivotal era of global history.

  • The opening of a Polish exhibition about Raphael Lemkin in the UN in New York

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    The opening of a Polish exhibition about Raphael Lemkin in the UN in New York

    On 21 August, an English-language exhibition “Lemkin. Witness to the Age of Genocide” will be opened in the UN headquarters in New York

  • The Second World War in the New Millennium

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    The Second World War in the New Millennium

    The presentation of Professor Arnd Bauerkämper (Freie Universität Berlin) deals with memories of National Socialism, the Second World War, the Holocaust and Stalinist extermination policies in Europe after 1945.

  • A Commemoration of the Postek Family

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    A Commemoration of the Postek Family

    During the German occupation, the Postek family sheltered and nourished 17 Jews, for which they paid the highest price. On Sunday, 30 June 2019, the Pilecki Institute paid tribute to those murdered.

  • Tribute to Jadwiga Długoborska and Lucyna Radziejowska

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    Tribute to Jadwiga Długoborska and Lucyna Radziejowska

    Jadwiga Długoborska and Lucyna Radziejowska were killed by the Germans for sheltering Jews. The Pilecki Institute introduced their stories to the world by commemorating them within the framework of the “Called by Name” project.

  • Aleksandra and Hieronim Skłodowski commemorated for assisting Jews

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    Aleksandra and Hieronim Skłodowski commemorated for assisting Jews

    On Sunday, 16 June 2019, two people were commemorated in Skłody-Piotrowice within the framework of the project “Called by Name.” Aleksandra and Hieronim Skłodowski had been murdered by German gendarmes for helping Jews.

  • Tribute to Piotr Leszczyński and Antoni Prusiński

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    Tribute to Piotr Leszczyński and Antoni Prusiński

    A memorial stone and plaque commemorating the murder of Antoni Prusiński and Piotr Leszczyński for helping Jews was unveiled on Sunday, 9 June 2019, in the township of Poręba-Kocęby near Ostrów Mazowiecka.

  • 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

  • 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 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 1943.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    International interdisciplinary conference in the memory of Raphael Lemkin, Polish-Jewish jurist.

  • Exercising modernity | open lectures

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    Exercising modernity | open lectures

    We invite you to all open lectures in Bernau bei Berlin as part of the project Ćwiczenie nowoczesności / Exercising modernity / Modernität üben.

  • Bauhaus / Tel Aviv / Gdynia | concert

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    Bauhaus / Tel Aviv / Gdynia | concert

    We would like to invite the residents of Gdynia to an audiovisual event accompanied by live music. The performance has been organized by Patryk Zakrocki, Ludomir Franczak and Jan Witek-Terlikowski.

  • Exercising modernity / Modernität üben

    Exercising modernity / Modernität üben

    Polish-German-Israeli interdisciplinary project is a pilot program of intellectual, artistic and academic exchange for all those interested in the history and culture of Poland, Germany and Israel, as well as the ideas of civil social justice.

  • The Opening of the Lemkin Collection

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    The Opening of the Lemkin Collection

    More than 160 books concerning the life and work of Rafał Lemkin were handed over to the Warsaw University Library. Compiled by the Center/Institute, the Lemkin Collection was today officially bequeathed and opened.

  • Killing Intellectuals. European Intellectual Elites Under German Occupation, 1939-1945 | conference

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    Killing Intellectuals. European Intellectual Elites Under German Occupation, 1939-1945 | conference

    The conference was held in Austria on 7-9 May 2017. It proved an opportunity for a comparative look at the fates of the intelligentsia and intellectual elites in Europe under German occupation. The discussion was attended by scholars representing different

  • Images of History

    Images of History

    Historical movies screenings: The Pilecki Institute and Warsaw Film School organize a film show once a month.

  • Walks

    Walks

    A form of popularization of the “history of places”, which makes it possible to contextualize witness accounts and information obtained from books and films in the municipal space.

  • Lemkin. Witness to the Age of Genocide | exhibition

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    Lemkin. Witness to the Age of Genocide | exhibition

    The first exhibition in Poland to be devoted entirely to Rafał Lemkin

  • Lemkin 2018-2023

    Lemkin 2018-2023

    The objective of the project, which is supervised by Professor Piotr Madajczyk, is to examine and popularize the achievements of 20th-century Polish legal thought, with a particular focus on Polish intellectuals, chief among them Rafał Lemkin.

  • "Called by name"

    "Called by name"

    “Called by Name” is a project devoted to persons of Polish nationality who were murdered for providing help to Jews during the German occupation.

  • Virtus et Fraternitas Medal

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    Virtus et Fraternitas Medal

    The Virtus et Fraternitas Medal is a token of gratitude of the Republic of Poland for rescuing its citizens in times of the country’s greatest distress.

  • Liberated Twice. Women's Voting Rights 1918 | exhibition

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    Liberated Twice. Women's Voting Rights 1918 | exhibition

    The exhibition presents famous Polish women from the turn of the 20th century, and also the fates of the female generation which fought for the freedom of Poland in 1918 and during the Polish-Bolshevik War.

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions

    Our exhibitions focus on the history of Poland in the 20th century with a particular emphasis on the experience of Soviet and Nazi totalitarianism.

  • Passports | an exhibition devoted to the Ładoś Group

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    Passports | an exhibition devoted to the Ładoś Group

    The exhibition shows the role played by the Polish Government-in-Exile and the Polish Underground State in informing the world about the Holocaust, and in activities undertaken to save Jews on territories occupied by Nazi Germany.

  • The Volunteer. Witold Pilecki and his Mission in Auschwitz | exhibition

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    The Volunteer. Witold Pilecki and his Mission in Auschwitz | exhibition

    Presentation of the story hitherto unknown and untold outside Poland – that of Pilecki’s mission to Auschwitz, of his death at the hands of the Communist authorities, and of the attempts made to erase him from memory.

  • Ładoś List

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    Ładoś List

    Ładoś List (results of research as of January 2020)

  • Declassified UN files | interview

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    Declassified UN files | interview

    The world knew about the Shoah thanks to the Polish Underground State – the Polish Government-in-Exile informed the Allies about the Holocaust and crimes against Poles. An interview with Eryk Habowski, an expert in international law at Pilecki Institute.

  • The Ładoś List

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    The Ładoś List

    The Ładoś List (results of research as of January 2020)

  • Light a Remembrance Flame

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    Light a Remembrance Flame

    On 24 March we observe the National Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during German occupation.

  • The Ładoś List - download the book

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    The Ładoś List - download the book