Founded in 2016, the Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies pursues interdisciplinary research and reflection on the Polish experience of confronting two totalitarian regimes in the twentieth century. Through an extensive publishing program in English, we aim to introduce the Polish historical experience into global history. Since interdisciplinary interaction and cooperation enhance cultural output, we are dedicated to building meaningful bridges between academia and culture.
We document totalitarian crimes by gathering testimonies of victims, their families and loved ones. We support scholarship, publish primary sources and their translations, foster international academic exchange, and carry on publishing and educational activities. We work to both inspire and promote the most interesting artistic and cultural productions related to the history and experience of totalitarianism.