Institute of National Remembrance is the largest scientific, research and archival institution in the country dealing with the history of Poland (1917-1990)

Warsaw, Poland
Joined June 2018
The anti-Jewish events in Kielce on 4 July 1946 still arouse great interest. Watch an in-depth study of the events background, causes and course in the IPN conference: bit.ly/3OJaNf1 Read about the western perspective on the Kielce pogrom: bit.ly/3OYuIGG
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⛵The sailing regatta started today in Rewa. The event, held under the patronage of the IPN President, refers to the race for Poland’s President Cup which was organised for 11 yrs in Kherson to commemorate Gen. Mariusz Zaruski🇵🇱, a pioneer of Polish yachting & maritime education.
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"The regatta, for years held in Kherson, this year is being held in Rewa. It's a clear sign that the free world stands united against the Russian aggression. It's a clear sign of support and solidarity," said the IPN Head Karol Nawrocki.
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#OTD 🗓 in 1923 #SueRyder was born. During #WW2 she worked in the Polish section of #SOE. She looked after and saw off the #SilentUnseen soldiers going on their missions. In 1953 she founded the #SueRyderFoundation, a worldwide network that aided #WW2 victims. @Sue_Ryder
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#OTD 🗓 75 years ago Polish Sejm adopted a resolution on the rebuilding of Warsaw. The capital of Poland, destroyed during #WW2 would rise up from the ashes. In 1945 almost 85% of the buildings and 90% of the city's infrastructure were razed to the ground.
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#OTD🗓 in 1951 #TadeuszBorowski committed suicide. This Polish writer and journalist famous for his wartime poetry and personal stories from #KLAuschwitz, today recognised as classics of Polish literature, had also been an inmate of #Pawiak, #Dachau, and Dautmergen.
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On the night of 3-4 July 1941, Germans murdered 22 Polish scholars of Lwów universities with many members of their families. The professors, among them Tadeusz Boy Żeleński, Roman Longchamps De Bérier and Tadeusz Ostrowski were brutally shot and buried in the Wulka Hills.
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The IPN has a publication in Lithuanian 🇱🇹. It includes 16 texts and a transcription of a debate between eight Polish and Lithuanian historians. The topics of the study and articles are primarily related to Józef Piłsudski. ipn.gov.pl/en/digital-resour…
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#OTD 75 years ago, Tadeusz #BórKomorowski was appointed the #PrimeMinister of Polish #GovernmentInExile which was no longer recognised by most Western European countries. The ex #HomeArmy commander served as the #PrimeMinister for only two years and then worked as an upholsterer.
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#OTD 🗓 47 years ago Wilhelm #Koppe died. He was a major #GermanWarCriminal who was never punished for the atrocities he had committed. He was the Higher #SS and Police Leader of the #Wartheland and #GeneralGovernment, responsible for countless crimes against humanity.
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30 years ago today #AntoniSzacki passed away. He was the commander of the Holy Cross Mountains Brigade (NSZ) which liberated the Holysov female camp in the #CzechRepublic, and later joined US Army forces evading Soviet captivity. After #WW2 he moved to the United States.
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80 years ago, a painter and art teacher, Tadeusz Pruszkowski was arrested for aiding Jews and taken to the Gestapo HQ in occupied Warsaw. After an interrogation, while being transferred to Pawiak, he attempted to escape and was shot #OTD in 🗓 1942 (some sources claim 30 June).
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The Manifesto of the Council of National Unity to the Polish and Allied Nations was announced at its last session, held on #OTD 🗓 in 1945. 📥 Download and read "Testament of fighting Poland. The Final Message of the Polish Underground State". przystanekhistoria.pl/pa2/te…
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While describing the international discussion caused by the Poznan protests of June 1956, the question should be asked about the role of the secret services working for individual countries directly interested in the knowledge of “Poznań”.przystanekhistoria.pl/pa2/te…
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Since November 1939, the prison in Radogoszcz, today's part of Łódź, functioned as a Gestapo relocation camp. It was used during the Intelligenzaktion Litzmannstadt - Polish intelligentsia mass shootings. #OTD in 🗓1940 the prison came under the authority of the German police.
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Institute of National Remembrance retweeted
Join us this weekend @defendfife History Festival. As this year was designated the year of #ThreePolishGenerals, the festival will have a particular focus on #Sosabowski 🪖 🪂 -attractions include an exhibition on the life and military achievements of the general by @ipngovpl_eng
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#OTD in 🗓 1916 the Somme offensive was launched, which turned out to be one of the deadliest battles in the history of mankind. The commander of the French Army Group North was Ferdinand Foch “an enemy of Germany, a friend to Poles”. przystanekhistoria.pl/pa2/te…
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#OTD in 1994 🗓, the Polish section of #RadioFreeEurope aired its last broadcast after 42 years on the air. During the communist era in Poland, it was one of the most popular radio stations, often jammed by the regime, which was afraid of its “capitalist” propaganda. #ColdWar
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#VictimsOfCommunism: Jan #Samsonowicz (1944 – 1983) - chairman of the Solidarity committee at the #GdańskUniversity. He was found #OTD in 🗓1983. He was under the surveillance of communist secret services, which probably staged his suicide. His funeral sparked mass protests.
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