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  • 22 March 2019

    The Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) hereby announces the fifth edition of the international „Witness of History” award.

    This is an honorary distinction established in March 2009 by ordinance of the IPN's President and conferred by the Institute. It is granted to individuals and organisations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to commemorating the history of the Polish Nation and supporting the IPN in its statutory activities in the field of education and research. The laureates coming from Poland comprise a large group of combatants, teachers, social activists and local government officials. Since 2014, by decision of the President of the Institute, the award may also be granted to persons active abroad.

    Nominations are welcomed for individuals and institutions active outside Poland and especially involved in cultivating Polish historical memory, committed to preserving, promoting and enhancing the knowledge of the recent history of our country, and to uncovering forgotten facts and persons who have rendered great services to the Polish Nation. Posthumous decoration may also be requested.

    Proposals should be made exclusively in writing and sent no later than 30 June 2019 (as per postmark) to the following address:

    Instytut Pamięci Narodowej
    Biuro Edukacji Narodowej
    ul. Wołoska 7 
    02-675 Warszawa, Poland
    („Świadek Historii”)

    In matters related to the award one may also contact Katarzyna Miśkiewicz via e-mail at:

    More information here:,The-Institute-of-National-Remembrance-IPN-hereby-announces-the-fifth-edition-of-.html

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