The Pilecki Institute - Warsaw Our projects & research concentrate on the history of the 20th Century, namely the Nazi & Soviet totalitarian regimes ENG account

Warsaw, ul. Foksal 17
Joined July 2021
#BreakingNews we have decided to create "The Raphael Lemkin Center for Documenting Russian Crimes in Ukraine". We will be collecting the accounts of Ukrainian civilians & military personnel to secure evidence of the crimes committed by Russian troops in 🇺🇦 #StandWithUkriane
The Pilecki Institute stands in Solidarity with #Ukraine #WeStandWithUkraine
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Russian conspiracy theories: world history depicted as a struggle between two civilizations – a Good one (Russian Orthodox) and an Evil one (Judeo-Masonic). russiapost.net/society/katec… #StopRussia #History
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The fabulous talk by our fellow @LgmSam is underway at our Berlin Branch @PileckiInstitut! Stay tuned for some updates! #History
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Dr Knapton is looking at a variety of sources for her research, from UNRRA documents, to material culture (cartoons, embodery, songs poems etc) and even the very limited memoirs of displacement persons as well as those who worked in the DP camps "the voices in the middle".
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"Why won't Poles just go home?" "Polish DPs are a nuisance" These are just some of the problems including the staff at the DPs couldn't even identify the Poles in the camps because of a lack of training and understanding.
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This was some of the limited training provided by UNRRA........
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If you are in Berlin then make sure to head down to this fantastic talk by @LgmSam tomorrow!! #History
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"Brothers in Arms? Polish Displaced Persons in British-occupied Germany, 1945-51" Das nächste Pariser Platz Seminar im Pilecki-Institut am 30.06 um 18 Uhr mit @LgmSam und Dr. Markus Nesselrodt. Anmeldung: forms.gle/m7VczExaSYi8XHTP7
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In the spring of 1940, the Soviets murdered 22,000 Polish officers & intelligentsia. It took more than 50 years for the Russians to admit to their crimes, and now they are slowly whitewashing history again. Actions are louder than words.... #History
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The Pilecki Institute retweeted
Is genocide a domain of history? What led to one of the most significant intellectual responses to the tragic experience of #WWII? Explore the story of Raphael Lemkin – the author of the concept of genocide at the @InstPileckiego online exhibition: bityl.pl/9uinl
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The Pilecki Institute retweeted
That’s it - barring a few last minute tweaks - this is my new book, on the thoroughly remarkable story of the #Ładoś Group - which will be delivered this week.
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23 people were honoured with the Virtus et Fraternitas award today by @wkolarski on behalf of Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland. The people were honoured for helping & saving Poles during #WW2. #History
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The Virtus etc Fraternitas award ceremony at the Belweder Palace began with an amazing performance by Zazula, a group of Polish & Ukrainian folk singers who's goal is to combine history with the present. #History #Virtus
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What is the Virtus et Fraternitas? It is a token of commemoration & gratitude presented by the President of Poland to those who provided aid and assistance to Polish citizens.
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#OTD in 1940, Auschwitz officially began functioning as a concentration camp. 728 Polish men, were sent there as the first mass transport. The youngest of them being 14 years old. The transport was made up predominantly of young men who were caught crossing the borders #History
#OTD in 1940, the lives of 728 men were about to change. These Polish men & a handful of Polish Jews were being sent to the unknown, to a place that wasn't known yet, but in a matter of months all across Poland the name #Auschwitz would bring fear to people's hearts #Thread
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to get to the free Polish army in Romania and Hungary. But it was also made up of people arrested for u derground conspiracy among other "offences". 325 of them survived 111 fate is unknown 292 were murdered
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Małgosia from our film department was in #Auschwitz today, speaking with Józefa Posch-Kotyrba. Józefa survived Polenlager 82 Pogrzebin as a 5 yo child. The camp for Poles was turned into a children's camp in Sept 1943. When it was liquidated she was taken to another camp #History
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for Poles. Her mother was murdered in Auschwitz & her father was shot for being in the resistance.
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Our film department are in Oświęcim today, recording the inhabitants of the town who lived through #WW2, more specifically, those who witnessed the operation of #Auschwitz. #History #WitnessOfTheAge
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A statue honouring our patron Witold Pilecki. This statue is located at the old Monopoly building in Oświęcim. This is where the first mass transport to #Auschwitz arrived on 14 June 1940. Tomorrow will be the 82nd anniversary of the arrival of the 728 Polish men to the camp.
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The Pilecki Institute retweeted
Georgian @Kutaisi has its own dark secret. In 1945-47 the NKVD filtration camp No. 0331 operated here, where Poles and other POWs built a car factory based on Opel machinery stolen in its entirety. This is what our film made at the @InstPileckiego is about. #History #StopRussia
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We would just like to remind you all that Poland was not liberated by the Soviets in 1945. Poland was forced into another occupation, under a Totalitarian regime till 1989. This is another attempt at Russian propaganda & disinformation. Please check your sources‼️ #Propaganda
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