Instytut Pileckiego

2022

  • The commemoration of Józefa Dmoch, Józef Dmoch and Jan Kowalski

    The commemoration of Józefa Dmoch, Józef Dmoch and Jan Kowalski

    On 14 June 2022 in the Poświętne Commune, we had the honor of organizing the twenty-sixth event of the “Called by Name” program commemorating Poles who were murdered for helping Jews during German occupation.

  • Goodness is stronger than fear. Tribute to Katarzyna and Sebastian Kazak

    Goodness is stronger than fear. Tribute to Katarzyna and Sebastian Kazak

    On 24 March 2022, the National Day of Remembrance of Poles Rescuing Jews under German Occupation, in Brzóza Królewska, we commemorated Katarzyna and Sebastian Kazak, who were shot along with three Jews by German gendarmes in 1943.

2021

  • Jan Maletka commemorated in the village of Treblinka

    Jan Maletka commemorated in the village of Treblinka

    On 25 November, Railway Workers’ Day, the Pilecki Institute commemorated Jan Maletka in the village of Treblinka. The date was not chosen without reason: the victim worked on the railway, and was murdered for giving water to Jews being transported into the death camp.

  • 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.

  • A Commemoration of Piotr Kościelecki

    A Commemoration of Piotr Kościelecki

    As part of the 18th commemoration in the “Called by Name” project, we honored Piotr Kościelecki, who was murdered by the Germans for helping Jews during the occupation. We also honored the murdered Jews, whose names remain unknown.

  • Piotr, Franciszek and Antoni Domański commemorated in Rzążew

    Piotr, Franciszek and Antoni Domański commemorated in Rzążew

    The Pilecki Institute commemorated three residents of Rzążew, a father and two sons, who were murdered on 8 April 1943 for helping Jews during the German occupation.

  • A commemoration of Józef Pruchniewicz

    A commemoration of Józef Pruchniewicz

    On 23 March, we honored a resident of Biecz who was murdered for helping Jews during the German occupation. The 16th commemoration as part of the “Called by Name” project was closed to the wider public due to the pandemic.

  • Called by name | exhibition

    Called by name | exhibition

    The exhibition tells the story of people who were outlawed and murdered without trial simply because they helped those whom the occupiers considered “subhuman”. Years later, we can recall the faces of Poles murdered for rescuing Jews and give a voice back to their loved ones.

2020

  • Tribute to the residents of Stary Lipowiec

    Tribute to the residents of Stary Lipowiec

    The local residents could perfectly hear the screams coming from the house set ablaze by the Germans. Women and children perished there – six inhabitants of Aleksandrów and Stary Lipowiec and a young Jewish woman. Years later, the Pilecki Institute “called them by name”.

  • A commemoration of Karolina Juszczykowska

    A commemoration of Karolina Juszczykowska

    Karolina Juszczykowska, sentenced to death and executed for hiding Jews during the Second World War, was commemorated in Tomaszów Mazowiecki. This was the 14th commemoration ceremony held as part of the “Called by Name” project.

  • A commemoration of the Banaszek Family

    A commemoration of the Banaszek Family

    Marianna, Władysław and Stanisława Banaszek, murdered for helping Jews during the German occupation, were commemorated in Marki near Warsaw. For the first time in the history of the project, contact was established with the descendants of the Survivors.

  • A commemoration of Zofia Krasuska and her son Boguś Krasuski

    A commemoration of Zofia Krasuska and her son Boguś Krasuski

    Zofia and Boguś Krasuski, murdered for helping Jews during the German occupation, were commemorated in Tworki near Siedlce. This was the last stone with a commemorative plaque to be unveiled before the summer vacations as part of the “Called by Name” project.

  • Franciszka and Józef Sowa commemorated in Wierzchowisko

    Franciszka and Józef Sowa commemorated in Wierzchowisko

    We commemorated a family who helped a group of Jews escape from the Częstochowa ghetto and gave them shelter. After finding the hiding place, the Germans murdered both the rescued and the rescuers. Franciszka and Józef Sowa orphaned five children.

  • A commemoration of the eleven Poles murdered in Pauilnów

    A commemoration of the eleven Poles murdered in Pauilnów

    Eleven Poles murdered for saving Jews during the war were commemorated by the Pilecki Institute on Thursday, 4 June, in Sterdyń. This was the tenth stone with a commemorative plaque unveiled as part of the project, which began in March 2019.

  • 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.