September has been a busy month regarding the activities of our Museum. A special accumulation of events took place on Friday, 15 September. Museum Director Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska and Dr. Piotr Stanek represented the Museum at a meeting devoted to Zofia Arcimowicz, while Deputy Director Dr. Renata Kobylarz-Buła took part in cultural and educational events taking place that day in Opole.
One of the local events was the Opole edition of the nationwide educational campaign entitled "National Reading". The public reading of a hallmark novel of Polish Positivism, "On the Niemen" by Eliza Orzeszkowa, took place at the Opole Education Centre at 36 Dubois St. In addition, Dr. Renata Kobylarz-Buła, on the invitation of Tadeusz Jacek Rogoża from the History and Landscape’ Educational Center for Senior Citizens, delivered a lecture 'Daddy, when will you come back?’ Polish Families in the Years of World War II at the "Malinka" Day Care Centre, inspired by a temporary exhibition with the same title, which could be visited in the building of the Opole Voivodship Office in Opole until Friday.
In Warsaw, meanwhile, there was held a meeting entitled Zofia Arcimowicz and her bracelet made from an identity tag, which the Museum co-organised alongside the Museum of Pawiak Prison - a branch of the Museum of Independence, where guests interested in the figure of the participant of the Warsaw Uprising, former Pawiak inmate and prisoner-of-war of Wehrmacht camps, including Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, gathered. The programme of the meeting included the screening of the CMJW film Bracelet From Lamsdorf and a curatorial tour of the CMJW’s exhibition "The End and the Beginning. Warsaw Insurgents in Captivity" currently on display at the Warsaw Museum, as well as a ceremony to present Professor Adam Szpaderski with the 'Custodian of National Memory' medal, which we will write about later.