Central Museum of Prisoners of War

Central Museum of Prisoners of War is a cultural institution run by the local government and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. It was established in 1964 and since then has taken care of the Site of Remembrance in Łambinowice, where there used to function one of the biggest German POW complexes in Europe during the Second World War – Lamsdorf stalags. The range of activity of the Museum covers: collecting, protecting and rendering accessible its resources, conducting scientific research and popularizing the subject matter of two POW systems: German and Soviet, functioning in the period of the Second World War. The Museum focuses, primarily, on the fates of Polish POWs in those systems as well as vicissitudes of Polish soldiers interned in neutral countries. As an institution of supra-regional range, it also supports other POW environments in the country and abroad with its knowledge in popularizing the POW themes.