Romanian delegation in Łambinowice

On Friday, January 28, the Museum, and the Old Prisoner-of-War Cemetery in Łambinowice, were visited by the Romanian Ambassador to Poland, Cosmin Onisii, and the Military Attaché, Col. Dragos Florea, who were also accompanied by other officials. The guests were received by the Museum Director, Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska, and Mayor of the Commune, Tomasz Karpiński.

The Ambassador, who has been holding his diplomatic post in Poland just from September 2021, was at the memorial site in Łambinowice for the first time. To continue the tradition started by his predecessors, he laid a wreath at the Monument to the Victims of World War I. The guests lit candles on the graves of the Romanian soldiers from World War I.

For the Romania people, the Old POW Cemetery is a place of great significance because it hides the ashes of the largest number of their soldiers in Europe. In 2020, the country's Ministry of Defence allocated more than €145,000 for the restoration of 2337 graves of the Romanian prisoners-of-war from the First World War. This was the largest conservation work to have been carried out at the site to date, and the Museum was its initiator.

The meeting was also attended by Dr. Anna Wickiewicz, Head of the Department of Education and Exibitions, and Jerzy Rosiński, Secretary at the Łambinowice Commune Office.


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