Instytut Pileckiego

2021

  • A Commemoration of Leokadia Piątkowska

    A Commemoration of Leokadia Piątkowska

    The Pilecki Institute commemorated Leokadia Piątkowska, who was murdered for helping Jews during the German occupation, as well as Mendel Klein and an unnamed Jewish man whom she tried to rescue.

  • Apolonia and Piotr Likos commemorated in Opoka Duża

    Apolonia and Piotr Likos commemorated in Opoka Duża

    The Pilecki Institute has commemorated Apolonia and Piotr Likos, who were murdered for helping Jews during the German occupation, and Iza Ler, the Jewish woman they aided.

  • The 2nd Meeting of the “Called by Name” families

    The 2nd Meeting of the “Called by Name” families

    The second meeting of the families of those “Called by Name” – people murdered during the Second World War for aiding Jews – took place on Saturday 25 September in Warsaw.

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

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

    Open letter from the families of those “Called by name” as part of the 2nd Meeting of Families.

  • Antoni Kenigsman commemorated for assisting Jews

    Antoni Kenigsman commemorated for assisting Jews

    During the 20th commemoration ceremony as part of the “Called by Name” project, we honored the memory of Antoni Kenigsman, who was murdered by the Germans in 1942 for aiding three Jews.

  • Tribute to Bolesław Książek

    Tribute to Bolesław Książek

    The Pilecki Institute honored the memories of Bolesław Książek and Idel, a Jewish boy whom he protected, both of whom were murdered by the Germans on 12 May 1943.

2020

  • Light a Remembrance Flame

    Light a Remembrance Flame

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

2019

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

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

  • Tribute to Franciszek Andrzejczyk

    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

    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.

  • Wacław Budziszewski commemorated for assisting Jews

    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.

  • A Commemoration of the Postek Family

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • A Commemoration of the Lubkiewicz Family from Sadowne

    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.