Lecture at Museum in Cracow

Piotr Jędorowicz, an employee of the Collection and Conservation Department of the CMJW, in respond to the invitation of Oscar Schindler's Enamel Factory, a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, delivered an online lecture entitled Nie tylko szopka... Krakowskie historie i motywy w zbiorach Centralnego Muzeum Jeńców Wojennych [Not only the Nativity Crib... Krakow stories and motifs in the collections of the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War]. You could listen to it on Thursday (December 9) on Facebook, where it is still available to be viewed.

Our colleague began his speech by presenting the mission and describing activities of our Museum and the history of the camps in Lamsdorf. Nevertheless, most of his attention was given to the presentation of carefully selected objects from the collections of the CMJW, inter alia, photographs, sketches, paintings, prisoner-of-war correspondence and objects representing the so-called camp art. All of them belonged to Polish Army soldiers who were imprisoned by the Germans during World War II and whose biographies were connected with Krakow, e.g. Gustaw Holoubek, an actor, or  Stanisław Radwan, a wrestler and strongman. Piotr Jędorowicz also presented objects which exemplify artistic and cultural activities conducted in the camps and inspired by Krakow motifs and traditions.

The lecture accompanied the presentation of the temporary exhibition "Separations-Searches. The wartime fate of Krakow residents", which can be visited at Oscar Schindler's Enamel Factory, a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow.

You are welcome to view the lecture on Facebook – here.

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