The National Archives hosted a seminar on 28 November 2019 commemorating the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
National Archives' Director General Jussi Nuorteva gave a presentation on Ribbentrop pact and its effects on Poland and Finland. Professor Włodzimierz Borodziej from the University of Warsaw spoke about Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and Katyn as lieux de mémoire. Forensic odontologist, professor Helena Ranta presented the International Commission of Physicians at Katyn. Master of laws Jukka Soisalon-Soininen's presentation's topic was Independence of Finland and Poland - Finnish and Polish connections before and after.
After the seminar the audience studied the poster exhibition ”Fighting and suffering. Polish citizens during World War II”. The exhibition is located it the National Archives' main building (Rauhankatu 17, Helsinki) and it is open to public during the Archives' opening hours untill 31 Devember 2019.