Witold Pilecki: Auschwitz Volunteer Who Warned The World

In 1940, Witold Pilecki, a Polish Army officer and member of the Polish underground resistance, volunteered to be captured by the Gestapo. There were rumours that Auschwitz was a place of shocking brutality, but the Polish underground leadership needed someone on the ground to find out the real extent of the horrors taking place. Leaving…


Disinformation in Memory Politics: Practices and Ways of Prevention

As an instrument of political power, disinformation is as old as mankind but it has reached a different stage with the evolution of digital media and the intensification of global exchange. Infamous examples include the denial of historical events such as the Holocaust, the Gulag system, or the secret protocol of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, as…


The Volunteer with author Jack Fairweather and Clare Mulley

Writer and broadcaster, Clare Mulley, joins the Costa Prize award–winning author and journalist Jack Fairweather, to discuss the story of Witold Pilecki, a Polish cavalry officer and resistance leader during the Second World War. Pilecki was an amazing character whose life we should all know more about; a man who willingly volunteered to be imprisoned…




From the Belarusian People's Republic to Riga. The Notion of Independent Belarus in the Period 1918-1921. Online debate

From the Belarusian People’s Republic to Riga The notion of independent Belarus in the period 1918-1921, ONLINE DEBATE   Participants: Dr Alaksandr Smalańczuk Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences Kamil Kłysiński Centre for Eastern Studies Prof. Marek Kornat Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences Moderation: Dr Łukasz Jasina, Polish Institute of International Affairs…


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