About Reduta PWPW Foundation

On July 2016 the Board of PWPW signed the Founding Act of the Reduta Foundation in the presence of Juliusz Kulesza - a Home Army soldier and participant of insurrectionary fights for the Polish Banknote Printer.

The major tasks of the Foundation are: enhancement of awareness and national identity within the area of the economic activity of the Polish State and Society, dissemination of historical knowledge of economic development and economic activity of the State Treasury of the Republic of Poland over 1918-1939, consolidation and dissemination of historical knowledge of the activities of the independence underground during World War II and the Warsaw Uprising, with particular focus on the activities of group PWB/17/S and the Home Army group "Agaton", established by the employees of the Founder, activities with respect to commemoration of historical events, places and persons in the history of battles and martyrdom of the Polish Nation, both at home and abroad over the period between 8th November 1917 and 31st July 1990, consolidation and dissemination of historical knowledge of the activities of the anti-communist independence underground and soldiers, the so-called resistance II and commemoration of the victims of the communist regime, dissemination of contemporary economic knowledge about the role and principles of operation of the State Treasury companies in the modelling of the economic policy of the Polish State, with particular focus on the Founder's role in emission tasks with respect to the national currency and popularization of knowledge about safety of circulation of documents of public importance and innovation of documents generated in a teleinformation environments, as well as the principles of development and functioning of e-administration.


Promotion of the book "Sen o Rybakach"

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Celebrations of 2nd August 2016                

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The official profile of the Polish Security Printing Works on YouTube

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THE UNDERGROUND BANKNOTE PRINTER

In spring 1940, by personal order from general "Grot" Rowecki, major Mieczysław Chyżyński ps. (pseudonym) "Pełka" appointed a group of PWPW employees, under second lieutenant Czesław Lech's ps. "Biały" command, with an underground name PWB/17, who printed banknotes and other documents for the needs of the Home Army and sabotaged the activities of the German management of the Company.

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COMBAT IN DEFENCE OF THE PWPW REDOUBT

On the first day of August, right on the chime of 5:00 pm, about 50 thousand soldiers from the home Army and other independence seeking groups stood to fight against some 16 thousand German soldiers occupying the Capital of Poland. Unfortunately only 5 thousand of the insurgents were properly armed, whereas the German army had armoured arms, artillery and aircrafts at their disposal.

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Foundation Reduta PWPW – Foundation for the Protection of the Memory of Polish History invites all persons and their families to participate in the activities in favour of our Foundation. If you are able to support our Foundation by voluntary service and have some free time at your disposal – we heartily invite you.

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