The Center For Information On The Victims of World War II
"Bearing in mind the need to ensure the remembrance of the enormity of victims, losses and damages suffered by the Polish Nation during and after World War II", as was written in the preamble to the Act of 18 December 1998 on the Institute of National Remembrance - Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation, the Center for Information on the Victims of World War II was established at the beginning of 2014, pursuant to the decision of the President of the Institute of National Remembrance.
Every year, we receive thousands of inquiries. Thanks to modern search tools and increasing knowledge of the collected documentation, we can help families who have not been able to learn the fate of their loved ones for decades.
- Send an inquiry at ofiary.ipn.gov.pl/en
The functioning of the Center involves simplifying the rules of providing information and sharing documents - a query about the war history of a family member can be sent to us by e-mail, traditional mail, and now also via the contact form on this site.
Our activity has a broader perspective. In addition to providing information on the victims of World War II, the collection of source documentation is also of great importance. Currently, this is being done in cooperation with the team responsible for the Archive Full of Remembrance project.