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Poland’s Anti-communist Insurgents: Pro Memoriam

Sat, Feb 28, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:30pm

You are cordially invited to a presentation on the topic of

Poland’s Anti-communist Insurgents: Pro Memoriam

Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz
The Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies
Professor of History, The Institute of World Politics

Saturday, February 28 • 4:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
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This lecture is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies.

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At this event, the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies at IWP will commemorate Polish freedom-fighters who resisted the Soviet communist occupation in the wake of the Second World War.

The program will commence with a short lecture by Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz, who will present the history and significance of the Polish anti-Nazi, anti-Soviet resistance movement.  Dr. Chodakiewicz’s remarks will be followed by the showing of the English-language version of the Polish film Inka 1946: Ja jedna zginę [Inka 1946: Only I will perish].

The movie, produced by Polish Television in 2006, tells the tragic story of Danuta Siedzikówna (nom de guerre “Inka”), whose short life (1928 – 1946), which was dedicated first and foremost to her country, was brutally cut short by the communists. She had joined the Polish underground to fight against the Germans during the Second World War and continued the struggle against the other enemy – the communists – for which she was arrested, tortured, and executed.