Out of the way. Lamsdorf... An account of the meeting

Yesterday, 4 May, at the Łambinowice seat of the Museum took place the meeting Out of the way. Lamsdorf during the Silesian Uprisings (1919-1921) with the author of the book of the same title, Dr. Piotr Stanek, Head of the Research Department of the Museum. The event was the May instalment of the Łambinowice Museum Meeting series.

The event was opened by the director of the Museum, Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska who was accompanied by the director of Opole’s Silesian Institute, Dr. Bartosz Kuświk, who is a co-publisher of the publication. Their brief introduction to the topic of the meeting was proceeded by a presentation of the issue by Dr. Piotr Stanek. 

The guest of yesterday's event, in an interesting speech abounded in facts, discussed the functions of the German military training ground Lamsdorf in 1919-1921. Despite the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, this place played an important role at that time: weapons and ammunition were stored there, various military and paramilitary formations, including sabotage ones, as well as volunteers to fight against the Silesian insurgents were trained in war craft. Prisoners-of-war from World War I were still held in Lamsdorf while a repatriation camp for German immigrants was in operation. It was also a place of internment for Silesian activists. Many hours of queries in numerous domestic institutions (e.g. the CMJW or the State Archive in Opole) and foreign ones (Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Józef Piłsudski Institute in America or the Library of Congress) resulted in the reconstruction of this picture.

The meeting presented an opportunity to purchase the book at a discount price, and get an autograph of the author. The participants gladly took advantage of this opportunity.


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