Pilsudski as a Military Leader

In his political career, Piłsudski became a leader of the Polish Socialist Party. Believing Poland’s independence would be won militarily. What was his plan to regain independence? Why did he think it was only possible militarily and what formations did he lead? These and other questions will be discussed at the meeting “Pilsudski as a Military…


The Łados Group and the Attempted Rescue of Polish Jews

Roger Moorhouse will be presenting ‘The Ładoś Group and the attempted rescue of Polish Jews’, a public lecture to coincide with the anniversary of the November Pogrom. Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author, specialising in Nazi Germany, Central Europe and World War Two in Europe. A visiting professor at the College of Europe in…


The Burden of Memory: How can we build solidarity when our memories clash?

We cordially invite you to the fifth seminar of “Re-thinking Leadership” series!   During the meeting entitled “The Burden of Memory: How can we build solidarity when our memories clash?” the speakers will focus on the changing memories before, during and after the conflict. They will examine the impact of war on the public memories…


Secret Agents and Secret Codes: The Polish Factor in WWII

Who was Krystyna Skarbek and why was she called Churchill’s favourite female secret agent? How was Enigma broken and how did the Poles manage to do something the English and French could not? We invite you to the event “Secret Agents and Secret Codes: The Polish Factor in WWII”! The event organised by Ognisko Polskie,…


The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 - causes, dimensions and consequences

We invite you to a debate organised by The Pilecki Institute dedicated to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and its global influence! The guests are Prof. Frederick Corney from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, who specializes in the history of Russia, specifically in the revolutionary period through the 1920s, and Dr. Bartłomiej…


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…


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