Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Fighting Poland: Exhibition and Lecture

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

The opening will feature a lecture by Przemysław Gasztold-Seń of the Institute of National Remembrance in Poland.

The exhibition prepared by the Public Education Office of the Institute of National Remembrance recalls the Polish Underground State, a unique phenomenon in the occupied Europe during World War II. It presents the beginnings of the Polish underground in September 1939, its development and various forms of underground struggle against both occupiers - the Germans and the Soviets. Archival photographs and documents from the era feature the most important events, including Operation Tempest and the Warsaw Uprising. Profiles of the conspirators and partisans of the war years are presented, as well as profiles of the cursed soldiers who continued the fight for Polish independence, resisting the Communist dictatorship. 

The exhibition will be on display on the first floor of the Watson Institute from April 26 to May 19.