It is possible to attend at the last of this year’s edition of the ,,Łambinowice Museum Meetings" in person – in the Museum's seat in Łambinowice – or to see live broadcast on Facebook. What is important that you find some time, on December 1, for an online conversation with the author of The Prisoner's Wife, Dr. Maggie Brooks, who will join us at 5 p.m.
The story of a British prisoner-of-war, Bill King, and a young Czech woman, Izzy, might have never been revealed, had it not been for an accidental meeting in a lift between Maggie Brookes and Sidney Reed, a former prisoner-of-war in Stalag VIII B (344) Lamsdorf. The knowledge she had gained about the woman hidden in the POW camp, combined with historical facts received, among others, in the course of the writer’s visit in our Museum and the Site of National Remembrance in Łambinowice, found their reflection in this incredible story about the love of two people.
Where did they meet? What occurred in the POW camp in Lamsdorf? What happened to their further lives? Could this story really have happened? These and other questions will be answered by Dr. Maggie Brookes, Dr. Anna Wickiewicz – Head of the Education and Exhibitions Department of the CMJW.
To the meeting “The Prisoner’s Wife. Literary fiction or a historical fact?” you are invited by Dr. Iwona Konopnicka, President of the Association of Friends of the Central Museum of Prisoner-of-War, and Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska, Director of the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War.
The event will be held under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Łambinowice Commune, Tomasz Karpiński.