On Saturday, 17 September, we mark the 82nd anniversary of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics invasion of Poland. This event, and its consequences, are being commemorated all over Poland. It is also a day when the World Day of Sybirak is commemorated.
In the event, organised on the eve of the anniversary in the city of Opole, our Museum was represented by the Deputy Director, Dr. Renata Kobylarz-Buła. The commemoration was preceded by a mass in the Opole Cathedral followed by a gathering of representatives of veterans' circles, government and local authorities and guests at 5 p.m. on the square in front of the city hall where flowers were laid and candles lit at the commemorative plaque of the Sybirak Association.
We would also like to remind you today that the fate of Poles who, as a result of Soviet aggression, ended up in the NKVD special camps is depicted, among other things, by the permanent exhibition presented at the site of the Museum in Łambinowice "Polish prisoners-of-war in the USSR", and by one of our temporary exhibitions, "It's not over yet.... Soldiers of September 1939 in captivity of the Wehrmacht and the NKVD (1939-1945)", which can be seen in the Museum of the Sochaczew Land and the Battlefield of the Bzura River in Sochaczew until the end of October 2022. Today’s anniversary provides also an opportunity to remind about the #bezprzedawNIEnia campaign, details of which can be found on the website of the campaign's organiser, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage: www.gov.pl/web/kultura.