Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz has been invited to speak at the Polish Museum of America in Chicago during the opening of the exhibition “Katyn: Truth and Remembrance” on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 2:00 PM. More details can be found below, or at this link.
The opening of the exhibit will take place on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 2 p.m., in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall of The Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Chicago.
Katyn is the symbol of one of the most shocking, yet little known genocides of the 20th century. In the spring of 1940, units of the Soviet NKVD (Secret Police) murdered 22,000 Polish prisoners of war in three different locations, collectively known as “Katyn.” This was part of a larger Soviet campaign against the Polish Nation in which one million people were deported to Siberia where many died in deplorable conditions.
The bilingual Polish/English exhibit of thirty-two panels relates the history of events leading up to World War II, the executions, the cover-up, and unending search for truth. The exhibit was prepared by the “Katyn Family” Association of Łódź and the Museum of the Independentist Traditions in Łódź.
Katyn: Truth and Remembrance will run through March 11, 2015.