Explore touching stories of Polish citizens victims and witnesses of totalitarian crimes

Share your memory

 

In the “Chronicles of Terror,” we make the voice of witnesses and victims of totalitarianism heard, but we would also like to see their faces. We invite everyone to join us in building our site!

We enhance our testimony database with photographs, documents, letters, memoirs and other memorabilia concerning the witnesses and other people mentioned in testimonies. We are interested in all materials related to places and events described in these testimonies. Personal histories of people have even greater impact when accompanied by private mementos and photographs.

For this reason the Institute has launched a public campaign – a collection under the banner “Share memory”. We ask all Poles in the country and abroad to share mementos from their private collections. After digitalization, they will enrich our portal. We hope to collect resources invaluable not only for scholars, but also for all who would like to learn about and understand the tragic fates of people who got into the wheels of a totalitarian machine.

If you have found your ancestors, relatives, friends or neighbors in the testimonies; if you could provide additional information about their fate; if you have materials which could supplement their histories – please do not hesitate to contact us and share memory!

podzielsiepamiecia@instytutpileckiego.pl
tel. +48 600 902 856 (9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.)

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The “Share memory” campaign is organized by the Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor with the registered office in Warsaw (00-372) at Foksal Street 17, research institute entered into the register of entrepreneurs kept by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw, 12th Economic Department of the National Court Register, under KRS [National Court Register] number: 0000713483, NIP [Taxpayer Identification Number]: 525-273-59-62, REGON [Statistical Identification Number]: 369236544.

The Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor manages a repository called “Chronicles of Terror,” through which we make the voice of witnesses and victims of totalitarianism heard by publishing their testimonies supplemented with photographs, documents, letters and memoirs of people who had testified or had been mentioned in these testimonies.

The Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor has launched a public campaign called “Share memory” to appeal to all Poles in the country and abroad to share memorabilia from their private collections, which would, in a digital form, enrich the online repository.

A person in possession of memorabilia which fit in the scope of the “Share memory” campaign makes them available in digital form to the Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor to publish them on a website in the online repository.

Within the framework of the “Share memory” campaign, the Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor signs a loan for use agreement and circulation agreement with the person who shares materials of historical value.

Pursuant to Art. 46b section 1 of the Personal Data Protection Act of 29 August 1997, the organizer of the “Share memory” campaign notified the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection that it had appointed a data security administrator responsible for personal data protection of people who share materials of historical value.

The “Share memory” campaign is not subject to registration at www.zbiórki.gov.pl.

Any suggestions, information, comments and complaints, especially concerning possible breach of copyright or publicity rights or infringement of personal interests, related to the circulation of materials of historical value on the website of the Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor, shall be submitted at +48 600 902 856 or via e-mail to podzielsiepamiecia@instytutpileckiego.pl.

The Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor reserves the right to terminate the campaign without giving any reason.

The Witold Pilecki Institute of Solidarity and Valor reserves the right to change terms and conditions at any time and without giving any reason.