About Us

The Pilecki Institute has been established to facilitate the interdisciplinary and international analysis of issues and developments that were of key importance for the political history of the 20th century, namely the Nazi and Soviet totalitarian regimes and the global consequences of their actions. An important element of our mission focuses on honoring persons who gave aid and succor to Polish citizens and Poles of different citizenship in those difficult times. Their efforts are recognized by the award of the Virtus et Fraternitas medal, which is bestowed by the President of the Republic of Poland acting on a motion of the Director of the Institute. We also gather and make available documents concerning selected aspects of the 20th century, provide support for scientific research programs, and help disseminate knowledge about the period through educational projects and events which straddle culture and history.


Panel discussion
English, Polish