National Day of Polish Children of War

Yesterday, for the first time, was observed the National Day of Polish Children of War. The Day was established on 13 July 2023 by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland.

The Opole celebrations took place on Monday, 11 September. The Museum joined in their organisation on the invitation the Opole Voivode, Sławomir Kłosowski, and the Voivodeship Superintendent of Education, Michał Siek. The celebrations commenced with a Holy Mass at the Franciscan Church. Then the participants went to the Monument to the Fighters for the Polishness of Opole Silesia, in front of which commemoration speeches were made, and where flowers were laid and candles lit. During the ceremony a guard of honour was provided by the 10th Logistics Brigade in Opole.

The closing point of the ceremony was the opening of the exhibition 'Daddy, when will you come back?’ Polish Families in the Years of World War II, by the deputy director of the CMJW, Dr. Renata Kobylarz-Buła, and a lecture entitled The youngest prisoners-of-war in the history of war. the Warsaw Insurgents in the German captivity delivered by Dr. Piotr Stanek, head of the Research Department. The event took place in the building of the Opole Voivodship Office, where the exhibition will be on display until 15 September 2023.

You are cordially invited to visit the exhibition!

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