To mark the 81st anniversary of the first transport of Polish political prisoners to Auschwitz concentration camp, the Arolsen Archives and the Institute of National Remembrance in Poland (IPN) are opening a #StolenMemory exhibition in Warsaw on June 14, 2021. The exhibition shows the fate of 16 persecutees from different regions of Poland who were deported to concentration camps by the German occupiers and robbed of their personal belongings by the SS. The Arolsen Archives have these items in storage and are looking for the families in order to return the stolen mementoes to them.

During the opening ceremony, Floriane Azoulay, Director of the Arolsen Archives, and Jarosław Szarek, Director of the IPN will hand over Franciszek Czaplicki’s pocket watch to his family.

The exhibition will be on display until July 14, 2021, on Warsaw’s promenade Krakowskie Przedmieście near the Royal Castle in the Old Town. In the coming months, the exhibition will also be shown in partnership with the IPN in Gdańsk, Białystok, Poznań, and Rzeszόw.



Dom Polonii Stowarzyszenia “Wspólnota Polska”, 1. Krakowskie Przedmieście 64, 00-322 Warszawa

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