78th anniversary of the end of Second World War

Today, 8 May, we mark the National Victory Day. It is a holiday that has been in the Polish calendar in a new form since 2015. It was then when by the bill of 24 April, the Sejm of the Republic of Poland adopted that we would commemorate the day of "victory over Nazi Germany" in this special way.

The commemoration that reminds of this important historical date was joined, as does each year, by our Museum. Our ceremony had a modest but dignified setting.

Representatives of the CMJW: Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska, Director of the Museum, Dr. Anna Wickiewicz, Head of the Department of Education and Exhibitions, Dawid Żak, Museum Conservator in the Department of Collections and Conservation, as well as representatives of the Łambinowice Municipality, Mayor Tomasz Karpiński and Secretary Jerzy Rosiński, lit candles and laid flowers in front of the Monument to the Martyrdom of Prisoners-of-War - a place whose monumental symbolism reminds us that we must remain vigilant against all manifestations of violence, also in contemporary situation.

At the same time the Museum was represented by Dr. Renata Kobylarz-Buła, deputy director of the CMJW, at the anniversary commemoration in the capital of the province, organised at Freedom Square by the President of Opole Arkadiusz Wiśniewski.

We would like to thank all those who accompanied us, for a shared moment of reflection on the painful past of our memorial.

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