The Pilecki Institute has established the Raphael Lemkin Center for Documenting Russian Crimes in Ukraine. In connection with the establishment of the Lemkin Center, the Pilecki Institute and the University of Warsaw have signed a framework agreement for cooperation.
This aim will achieved by collecting and preserving the evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, and especially by recording witness testimonies. The Institute cooperates with historians, researchers of the crimes of totalitarianism in the 20th century, and experts in international humanitarian law of armed conflicts. The story of witnesses of Russian aggression will be recorded by employees of the “Witnesses of the Age” project (YouTube channel).
You can help by gathering testimonies from Ukrainian refugees! Ukrainian-speaking volunteers who wish to help conducting interviews with refugees will be trained in advance by the Institute staff. If you speak Ukrainian or Russian and are willing to help in documenting the testimonies, please contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form.
- The Guardian: ‘Leave no stone unturned’: how investigators gather evidence of war crimes in Ukraine, 6.03.2022