The 8th International Borderland Conference was held yesterday, November 19, at the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom. It was attended by Dr. Piotr Stanek, Head of the Research Department of the CMJW.
The theme of this year's conference was "Year 1921 in the Eastern and Western Borderlands. History and memory". Some of the speeches were delivered in a stationary manner, when some of the speakers participated in the conference remotely, including Dr. Piotr Stanek, who spoke about Lamsdorf during the Silesian Uprisings and the plebiscite.
His lecture was about the role of the military and camp complexes which functioned at that time on the territory of today's Łambinowice. This village, if only because of the Opole-Nysa railway line and its location just outside the demarcation line and the plebiscite area, was a perfect place to keep there stashes of arms, ammunition, and soldiers and prisoners-of-war.
Among the conference participants were also historians who used to worked in our Museum: Dr. Joanna Lusek (the organizer of the event) and Dr. Przemysław Jagieła.