Our collections

The Pilecki Institute gathers digitized documents concerning the history of the 20th century from archives located all over the world. Our collections are available in the reading room at Foksal Street 17, in Warsaw, while portions can also be accessed on the ZapisyTerroru.pl portal, where we publish eyewitness testimonies of the victims of German and Soviet totalitarianism.

In 2018 we launched the “Witnesses of the Age” project, which is concerned with the video registration of interviews with individuals who recall the crucial events of 20th-century Polish history. Our rapidly growing collection currently comprises dozens of thousands of hours of video material. You can watch fragments of the interviews on the Institute’s website and on the “Świadkowie Epoki” [Witnesses of the Age] YouTube channel.

Chronicles of Terror

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  • tytuł kafla

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    Chronicles of Terror

    1942.07.12-1945.01.27

    Auschwitz-Birkenau - extermination camp

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    Chronicles of Terror

    1940.04.09-1941.09.23

    In exile – Central Asia

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    Chronicles of Terror

    1944.08.01-1944.08.05

    Warsaw '44 – pacification of Śródmieście