Katyń Pro Memoria

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“Katyń Pro Memoria” is a project of the Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, which we had the honor of co-creating. Katyń, such an important place for Poles, where officers of the Polish Army were brutally shot during World War II on the orders of the highest Soviet authorities, is not a place visited by Poles due to its distance. The idea behind this project was to create a website that would take the form of a walk around the “Katyń Cemetery.” A walk that will bring us closer to this sacred place for our history. The Plac Teatralny Foundation, invited to cooperate, asked outstanding Polish, Russian and English artists to be guides through the Katyn necropolis: Jan Englert, Piotr Fronczewski, Andrzej Chyra, Arkadiusz Janiczek, Rafał Zawieruch, Edyta Łukaszewska, Filip Frątczak, Ivan Vyrypayev, Viktor Ryzyakov, Valentina Sizonenko, Andrey Zagarodnikov, Adrian Hoyle, and Philip Lenkovsky. Our friend Piotr Swiątkowski, a radio director, recorded and prepared podcasts that will be part of the “Katyń Pro Memoria” website. We are proud that we could contribute in this way to the memory of the victims of this terrible crime.