CALL FOR PAPERS: The Stance of the Polish Intelligentsia Towards the Totalitarian Regimes

The Pilecki Institute’s Center for Totalitarian Studies invites you to participate in the international scholarly conference, which will take place on 9–10 November 2022. The deadline for applications is 30 June! From the first days of the Second World War, the Polish intelligentsia was subjected to a brutal campaign of planned extermination perpetrated by the…


Passports to Paraguay with historian Roger Moorhouse

A fascinating account of how Polish diplomats tried to save Jews from Hitler’s death camps. Historian Roger Moorhouse tells the remarkable story of the the Lados Group – Polish diplomats and Jewish activists working in Switzerland, who masterminded a passport forgery scheme which is thought to have saved as many as 3,000 Jews from the…


Ethnic Minorities in Polish Lands: Lemkos and Ukrainians

The Jagiellonian Law Society and the Kosciuszko Foundation present the fourth lecture in their series on ethnic minorities in Polish lands. In this webinar, Professor Pisulinski from the University of Rzeszow, Poland will speak about Lemkos, a minority group from south-eastern Poland. Professor dr. hab. Jan Pisuliński is a Polish historian and currently an assistant…


Poland as a Playground of Cold War Struggles 1981-1989

Don’t miss the chance to listen to a fascinating discussion on the 40th anniversary of imposing martial law in Poland! The discussion will deal with the general context of the 1980s in an international context of politics with Poland as the main focus. During the event scholars will discuss some of the global events during…



Restoration: An Art Restorer’s Journey through Communist Poland

In March 1984, as Poland was recovering from martial law, picture restorer Helen de Borchgrave travelled to the beleaguered country carrying provisions and forbidden books. This talk gives a glimpse of what life was like in Gdansk, Warsaw and Krakow. During the following years, Helen returned to Krakow, to restore masterpieces at the Royal Wawel…


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