Last week, a workshop took place in Krzyżowa, during which participants took part in a series of lectures on the history of the twentieth century, meetings on topics related to civic education and participated in special film screenings.

The event, which took place from 22 to 26 May, was attended by 74 people from Poland, Germany and Ukraine.

We invite you to listen to a conversation with Anna Malinowska, journalist and author of the book "Brown Lullaby. Stories of kidnapped children", about the Nazi search for "good blood", the post-war fate of robbed children who were deprived of their identity and family, and the demanding work of a reporter who collects the testimonies of the victims.

The conversation, prepared as a podcast, is part of the educational project “Uprooted – (Hi)Stories of Stolen Children during World War II”.

We would like to remind you that podcasts of the Krzyżowa Foundation can also be listened to on the most popular podcasting platforms:, Spotify, as well as on: Google Podcast and Breaker.

We are pleased to announce that the first meeting of the third edition of the project "Laboratory of dialogue and reconciliation" has just taken place. A project that the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe is implementing in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Poland from 2019.

"Since the first edition of the project, our focus has been to create a space for the presentation and exchange of experiences and ideas among people actively working to promote constructive dialogue based on mutual respect," says Dr Tomasz Skonieczny, project coordinator. "Today, in light of Russia's unprecedented aggression against Ukraine, the crimes committed by Russian soldiers against the civilian population, in view of the devastating changes that two years of pandemonium have caused in our social and economic life, issues such as dialogue and reconciliation must be looked at anew, from a completely different perspective. There is no doubt, however, that dialogue is what we invariably need. Even in the face of legitimate questions about its limits'.

We invite you to watch the documentary "Invaders Despite Their Will. Polish participation in the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968", which is now available on YouTube.

The film is based on interviews with witnesses of time: Polish soldiers who took part in the intervention of the Warsaw Pact troops in Czechoslovakia in August 1968, and Czechs who watched their dreams of building socialism with a human face fall. It tells about the way Poles perceived their participation in the military intervention and about the reactions of the Czechs.

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