We are in the town of Oświęcim to remind about Auschwitz. To convince, that we must learn from the past. We show that Oświęcim can be a place of meetings, reconciliation, and understanding. We are in the town of Oświęcim so that Auschwitz will not be repeated.

Walentyna Ignaszewska-Nikodem


With sadness, we received the news of the death of Walentyna Ignaszewska-Nikodem. She accompanied us as a witness to history during many meetings for young people dedicated to the history of the Second World War, organized at the IYMC. During the war, she joined in the resistance underground work of the Polish Military Organization. She was a prisoner of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and one of the sub-camps of Flossenbürg. After the war, she lived and worked in Katowice. In the 1980s she became involved in the Solidarity movement.

She was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

You will always remain in our memory!

As part of the series “We survived Auschwitz” of the Scientific Circle of Student Historians of the Jagiellonian University, a meeting with Walentyna Ignaszewska-Nikode was held in April 2016, the recording of which in Polish is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFDFwQhcHZI



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