77th anniversary of the arrival of the first transport of Warsaw insurgents to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf

On the anniversary of the events of 6 October 1994, in front of the Monument to the Warsaw Insurgents – POWs of Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, at 11.00 was held a ceremony organized by the Opole District Board of The World Association of Home Army Soldiers, Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression, Łambinowice Community and  Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War.

The commemoration was held under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, Prof. Piotr Gliński, the Opole Voivode, Adrian Czubak, and the Marshal of Opole Voivodship, Andrzej Buła, as well as, under the media patronage of "Nowa Trybuna Opolska", Radio Opole S. A., Radio Doxa and "Nowiny Nyskie".

The guest of honour at the ceremony was Stanisław Wołczaski, Home Army soldier, who was only 14 years old when the uprising broke out. He was the first to address the gathered people. On behalf of the organizers spoke Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska who welcomed everyone. Afterwards, Dariusz Sitko, director of the Governor's Office, shared his reflections on the anniversary, and Magdalena Merta, advisor to Jan Józef Kasprzyk, Head of Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression, read out his letter. Dr. Anna Wickiewicz, head of the Museum's Education and Exhibition Department, ended this part of the ceremony by reading out a letter sent to us by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, Prof. Piotr Gliński. The roll call of remembrance and gun salute were followed by the laying of wreaths. The ceremony was held with the participation of a guard of honour from the 10th Logistics Brigade in Opole.

Soon after the ceremony, at 12.00 a.m., on the MS Teams platform took place a webinar dedicated to the anniversary. The attention of its participants - mainly pupils from Łambinowice, Opole, Nysa and Warsaw schools –  was focused on the fate of the Warsaw insurgents in Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. The source of information on this subject was a documentary "Lamsdorf Station. The Warsaw insurgents in captivity", which was presented by its director, Mirosław Basaj, and Dr. Piotr Stanek, an expert and head of the Research Department of the Museum, who talked about the background behind the making of the film. The meeting was hosted by Dr. Anna Czerner from our Museum.

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