Invitation to the National Meeting of Families of Second World War POWs

Since 2016 the Museum has been regularly inviting families of POWs to take part in meetings - agoras one can say, where one can share the story of his/her ancestor – a former POW held in German or Soviet camps, as well as establish relationships with people who have similar episodes in their family biographies.

This year's event has been planned as an on-site meeting – on 16 November, at the Museum's seat in Łambinowice and simultaneously online – thanks the Museum’s channel on YouTube. The programme includes a summary of the latest research into the fate of Polish soldiers in captivity of the Wehrmacht and the NKVD, a presentation of examples of the Museum's cooperation with the families of prisoners-of-war and donors of memorabilia, and a panel, "My Father. Portrait from Memory", with the participation of representatives of the families, followed by group meetings under the motto "We have something in common". Additionally, a visit to the Site of National Remembrance in Łambinowice and the latest temporary exhibition dedicated to General Mieczysław Smorawiński is planned. Those who are particularly interested in researching POW memorial sites can also take part in a scientific conference - on 17 November, also in Łambinowice. It will be devoted to the history, the current state of the sites of former POW camps in Poland, and the remembrance of them.

We will provide an on-line broadcast of part of the meeting, refreshments and transport from Opole to Łambinowice and back on 16 and 17 November. A detailed programme of the event is attached.

We warmly invite you to participate in the meeting - information and registration: Section of Communication and Public Image of the CMJW, e-mail: , tel: 573 785 910.


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