Virtual meeting “Meet Witold Pilecki: the Auschwitz Volunteer Who was Executed by Communists”2020-05-21 | European remembrance
The virtual meeting “Meet Witold Pilecki: the Auschwitz Volunteer Who was Executed by Communists” is organised in the framework of the Informal Group of MEPs on European Remembrance, to commemorate the 25 May as a Day of Heroes of the Fight Against Totalitarianism. It will be co-hosted by MEPs Rasa Juknevičienė and Anna Fotyga.
A virtual meeting with Zofia OPTULOWICZ PILECKA and Andrzej PILECKI, followed by a discussion with prof. Grzegorz BERENDT, Museum of the Second World War, Poland and historian Simonas JAZAVITA, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
The European Parliament in its 19 September 2019 Resolution on the Importance of European Remembrance for the Future of Europe called to establish the 25th May – the day of the execution of the Auschwitz hero Rotamaster Witold Pilecki by communists – The International Day of Heroes of the Fight Against Totalitarianism.
The meeting will take place on 25 May, Monday, at 11.00 – 12.30 AM (CET – Brussels time), via Zoom (the link will be provided to registered participants before the event).
Working language of the conference is English.
You can read more about the life of Witold Pilecki here: PILECKI INSTITUTE – Witold Pilecki and his mission to KL Auschwitz