Władysław Bartoszewski died at the age of 93. He was a Polish politician, former Auschwitz concentration camp prisoner, the Second World War Resistance fighter, participant of the Warsaw Uprising. After 1989 he was a diplomat, twice the Minister of Foreign Affairs, he held number of public posts in Poland. Recently he was the Prime Minister’s plenipotentiary for international dialogue. He supported the creation and activity of the ENRS.
It was exactly 100 years ago, on 24 April 1915, when massive and systematic extermination of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire began. Altogether in 1915-1916 almost 1.5 million people were killed in what is known as the Armenian genocide.
Methodological questions on working with surveillance files in South-Eastern and Central Europe
Berlin, 28–30 April 2015
Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
On 19 April we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It was on 19 April 1943 when the German troops entered the ghetto to fulfil Heinrich Himmler’s order to conduct final liquidation of the ghetto. They encountered an unprecedented resistance of the Jewish fighters, who for almost a month struggled with the occupants, without any hope for victory, believing only in protecting their honour and dignity.
Andrzej Przewoźnik and Tomasz Merta, who died in Smolensk, were deeply involved in the creation of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity – Przewoźnik was the first Polish coordinator of ENRS and Merta was the main person responsible for ENRS in the Ministry of Culture and National Hergitage. Visit our “In Memoriam” section to read more about them.
"European Remembrance" - 4th International Symposium of European Institutions dealing with 20th-Century History
Remembrance of the Second World War 70 Years After. Winners, Losers, Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders.
Vienna, 11-13 May