On June 28, 2022, the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG) signed a cooperation agreement with the Cavalry Captain Witold Pilecki State University of Małopolska in Oświęcim. The University is named after the Polish World War II resistance fighter who voluntarily went to Auschwitz to organize an underground and send the first messages to the Allies about the true nature of Nazi Germany’s largest concentration and extermination camp.
Dr. Sonia Grychtoł, Rector of the Małopolska State University, and Małgorzata Waligóra, Director of AIPG’s Polish Affairs, jointly signed the document.
This agreement represents a unique opportunity for students of the Małopolska State University to get involved in AIPG’s work through a professional internship and to acquire appropriate knowledge, skills, and social competencies for working in the field of atrocity prevention and in the operation of an international nonprofit organization.
The signing of this agreement aims to promote joint educational initiatives, research, and training programs to facilitate knowledge sharing that will expose English Philology students at the University to a professional environment in the field of atrocity prevention.