Finalists in Oxford debates have been selected

Today, 8 October, teams representing the four schools that take part in the project "War, captivity and duels on words", competed against each other in the Senate room of Opole University.

In the first round of the Oxford debate, students from Public High School No. 3 in Opole and Catholic High School SPSK in Opole faced each other. Their verbal duel concerned the thesis: "During World War II the situation of Polish civilians was more difficult than that of prisoners-of-war in German captivity". The former justified its truthfulness, ant the latter the lack of its validity. The more convincing arguments were presented by the students of Catholic High School in Opole, who defended the above-mentioned thesis.

In the next debate, the representatives of High School in Kluczbork challenged the team of High School No. 1 in Namysłów. The title of their subject was: ,,Return of the Warsaw insurgents to the homeland after the Second World War was their patriotic duty”. Arguments of the students from High School in Kluczbok, who stood against this opinion, won.

Not an easy task to assess the accuracy and logic of the arguments as well as the oratory skills was taken on by the historian and political scientist Prof. Danuta Kisielewicz and the philosopher and ethicist Dr. Marcin Pietrzak from Opole University, who played the role of the judges. The debates were led by Julia Policht as the speaker.

The finale will take place on 22 October. It will be reported by us.

The project "War, captivity and duels on words" is co-financed from the programme "EDUKO - VERY YOUNG CULTURE 2019-2021 - OPOLSKIE". It is implemented by the Association of Friends of the CMJW, and the partners of the undertaking – apart from the schools taking part in the debates – are: our Museum, the Public Kindergarten in Łambinowice and the above-mentioned schools.

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