You are cordially invited to a presentation on the topic of

Ashes for Diamonds:
Propaganda and Deception: A case study of Poland’s anti-Communist insurgency, 1944-1963

Marek Chodakiewicz
The Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies, The Institute of World Politics

Friday, September 25, 2015
12:00-3:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
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Ashes and DiamondsOn Friday, September 25, at 12:00 PM, the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies will host its annual Gen. Walter Jajko Kościuszko Chair Military Lecture.

This year’s event will be grounded in the context of the anti-communist insurgency in Poland in the wake of the Second World War, which was a continuation of the wartime struggle waged by the Polish underground resistance against the two totalitarian invaders: the Nazi Germans and the Soviet Communists.

Dr. Chodakiewicz will specifically focus on anti-insurgent communist deception and propaganda, an example of which was Andrzej Wajda’s anti-Home-Army film Ashes and Diamonds (1958). The screening of the movie will follow the historical presentation.