Naming the train station after the Ulma family – Łańcut, 30 August 2023

The Deputy President of the IPN Mateusz Szpytma, Ph.D., took part in the ceremony of giving the name of the Ulma family to the local train station in Łańcut.

The event was also attended by representatives of the Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland Grażyna Ignaczak-Bandych, Secretary of State at the Ministry of State Assets Maciej Małecki and Krzysztof Mamiński, President of the Management Board of PKP S.A.

A commemorative plaque and a mural dedicated to the Ulma family were unveiled. The author of the artwork is Arkadiusz Andrejkow.

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On 24 March 1944, in the German-occupied town of Markowa, the family of Józef and Wiktoria Ulma were executed for helping Jews. A group of German gendarmes and Polish Blue Policemen came to the Ulmas’ house and shot Wiktoria, Józef, their six children (all between the ages of 2- and 8-years-old), and the eight hidden Jews. Wiktoria was about to deliver her seventh child.

In December 2022, Pope Francis approved the decree on the martyrdom of the entire Ulma family. The beatification will take place on 10 September 2023.

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