Mass Violence, Justice, and Memory:

Saturday, 23 March 2013
9am – 6pm
University of Virginia, Central Grounds, Nau Hall 101

Free and Open to the Public – All Are Welcome to Attend


Piotr H. Kosicki, ACLS New Faculty Fellow & CREEES Associate Director, University of Virginia

Allen Paul, Author of Katyń: The Untold Story of Stalin’s Polish Massacre
“Katyń and History: The Documents, the Fact Pattern, and the Collapse of Communism”

Nikita Petrov, Deputy Director of Memorial Society
“Katyń between Poland and Russia: Memorial and the Struggle for Transparency and Truth”

Izabella Sariusz-Skąpska, President, Federation of Katyń Families
“From Widows and Orphans to an Activist Network: The Story of the Katyń Families”


Ireneusz Kamiński, Professor of Law, Jagiellonian University and Polish Academy of Sciences
“Katyń in Strasbourg: Human Rights Law and the Case against Russia”

Sławomir Frątczak, Director, Katyń Museum (Warsaw)
“From Mass Graves to a Museum: The Artifacts and Exhibits of Katyń”

Łukasz Michalski, Deputy Director of Public Education, Institute of National Remembrance
“Education and Historical Truth: The Challenges of Building National Memory about Katyń”


Part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series, made possible by the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the UVA Center for International Studies, the Page-Barbour Initiatives on Forced Migration and International Criminal Justice, and the Institute of National Remembrance of the Republic of Poland, with additional support from UVA’s Corcoran Department of History, Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures, Jewish Studies Program, and Departments of Sociology and Slavic Languages and Literatures, as well as the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC.