Civilian testimonies from Warsaw Rising accessible outside Poland

Historian John Cornell from the Pilecki Institute, told PolandIN about the civilian testimonies from the Warsaw Rising.

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“We realised we had this great wealth of primary source materials at the IPN [Institute of National Remembrance], and we wanted to reach a broader audience,” Mr Cornell said.

“Back in 2016, we started to transcribe and translate them, we have now over 5,700 testimonies,” he added.

Mr Cornell stressed that the Institute wanted people who live outside Poland to have access to these documents.

“It is more than just collecting information, it is more about how people dealt with the uprising,” Mr Cornell said.

Click here to watch the full interview with John Cornell.

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