Why do foreign media perpetuate the term “Polish concentration camps”, and how do we fight this phenomenon? Join us at the Polish Sejm for a conference organised by the Łukasiewicz Institute on how to counteract false terminology such as “Polish concentration camps”. The “German Camps, Polish Heroes” project is carried out under the auspices of Marek Kuchciński, the Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland.
“Marshal Kuchciński respects the initiative as well as the topic and the goal of the panel, and gives his consent for the conference to be held at the Sejm premises,” wrote Aneta Kordowska, Head of the Marshal’s Chamber in a letter to the President of the Łukasiewicz Institute.
Scheduled for 15 November 2016, the conference is one of the key events in the “What Was the Truth? German Camps, Polish Heroes” project, whose primary goal is to fight misleading terminology such as “Polish concentration camps”. The representatives of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland and the Council of Ministers as well as major historical research institutions and NGOs that have contributed to the project are invited to take part in the event. A number of eminent guests are also expected to attend, including the directors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum, the Museum of Polish History and the Warsaw Uprising Museum; and the presidents of the Institute of National Remembrance, the Polish Historical Society and the KARTA Centre.
Subsidised by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Łukasiewicz Institute project is carried out under the auspices of Andrzej Duda, the President of the Republic of Poland.
The Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Marek Kuchciński