The culture map of Opole has been enriched by another institution – on 11 September, there was opened the Documentation and Exhibition Centre of the Germans in Poland (Dokumentations- und Ausstellungszentrum der Deutschen in Polen, DAZ). The event was attended by Dr Renata Kobylarz-Buła, deputy director of the Museum.
The main task of the Center is to document and present the history and activities of Germans in present-day Poland (from the past to the present), primarily by the bilingual permanent exhibition ”Niemcy w Polsce – przeszłość i teraźniejszość” [Germans in Poland – past and present]. The exposition is a combination of scenography and multimedia with authentic elements, complemented by replicas and reproductions. VidiFilm company, run by Alicja Schatton-Lubos, is responsible for its design. The author is renown, among other things, for her collaboration with the CMJW: she directed the educational film ‘Lamsdorf/Łambinowice. Museum and site of remembrance’ and produced two of the Museum's permanent exhibitions ('In German Captivity' and 'Place with Scars').
The centre, which is a branch of the Voivodeship Public Library in Opole, is located at 11 Szpitalna Street in Opole. It will be open to visitors at the beginning of October 2022.