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Academic Remembrance Day on the 82nd anniversary of Sonderaktion Krakau

Date: 05.11.2021
Start Time: 9.00 a.m.
Academic Remembrance Day on the 82nd anniversary of Sonderaktion Krakau

The Academic Remembrance Day marks the 80th anniversary of the treacherous arrest of 183 professors of the Jagiellonian University and other Kraków higher education institutions by Gestapo and their deportation to concentration camps in Sachsenhausen and Dachau, where over a dozen of them lost their lives.



Each year, the academic community of the Jagiellonian University marks this anniversary together with other academic institutions from Kraków by organising the Academic Remembrance Day.

CELEBRATIONS PROGRAMME

9.00 a.m.

Rakowice Cemetery

  • meeting of delegations of Kraków higher education institutions at the cemetery gate,
  • laying of flowers at the graves of deceased professors of Kraków higher education institutions
  • unveiling of the gravestone of Doc. Jadwiga Miklaszewska and Prof. Stanisław Miklaszewski, renovated at the initiative of the Committee for Maintenance of JU Professors' Graves

Salwator Cemetery

  • laying of flowers at the graves of deceased professors of Kraków higher education institutions

Barracks of the Gen. Marian Zdrzałka 16th Airborne Battalion, ul. Wrocławska 82

  • laying of a wreath at the commemorative plaque

11.00 a.m.

Collegium Novum, ul. Gołębia 24 (Assembly Hall, 1st floor)

  • address by the Rector of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Jacek Popiel,
  • lecture by Dr hab. Maciej Czerwiński, Prof. UJ,
  • address by the Head of the Committee for the Maintenance of JU Professors' Graves Prof. Jan Tkaczyński,
  • poetry recitation by Prof. Dorota Segda, Rector of the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków,
  • reading of the Roll of Honour,
  • laying of wreaths under memorial plaques in Collegium Novum, commemorating the victims of Sonderaktion Krakau (in room 56, where the professors were arrested in 1939), the professors of the John Casimir University in Lvov killed during the World War II, and the victims of Katyn massacre,
  • laying of a wreath at the Oak of Freedom

ACCOMPANYING EVENTS

30 October, 6.00 p.m.

Publication of the special supplement to the Dziennik Polski daily: Szlakiem Pamięci. Profesorowie Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego spoczywający na cmentarzach Krakowa (bez Rakowic i Salwatora) [Paths of Memory: Jagiellonian University Professors interred at Kraków cemeteries (excluding Rakowice and Salwator)] – initiative by the Committee for the Maintenance of Jagiellonian University

5 November, 5.00 p.m.

St. Anne’s Collegiate Church in Kraków, ul. Św. Anny 11

Holy Mass for the victims of Sonderaktion Krakau, members of Kraków academic community who died in the Second World War, and all professors, staff members and students of Kraków higher education institutions who passed away during the previous year

music: Psalmodia – the Choir of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków
(organised by the Jagiellonian University and the Pontifical University of John Paul II)