The Forum was held under the honorary patronage of President of Poland Lech Kaczyński, President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek and the first Permanent President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy. It was attended i.a. by nearly 100 deputies from the European Parliament led by Jerzy Buzek, and other official delegations from all over the world.
The Forum was the first step in a series of events scheduled for 2010 to celebrate victory in World War II. It has become an important political platform to remind the world and draw public attention to the unprecedented joint efforts of anti-Hitler coalition to save Europe from Nazism.
U.S. President Barack Obama and President of France Nicolas Sarkozy sent recorded messages to the Forum’s participants, calling on the international community to remember the tragedies of the past and saying that their memory should determine today’s policies.