The 76th anniversary of the liberation of Stalag 344 Lamsdorf is approaching. On this occasion, the Central Museum of Prisoners of War together with the Commune Office in Łambinowice is organizing an online event, scheduled for 17th of March this year.
On that day, at 5p.m, a program (with English subtitles) will be broadcast on the museum's Facebook and YouTube channel, allowing you to participate in the celebrations in front of the screens. We expect occasional speeches, including the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, prof. Piotr Gliński, representatives of local authorities, and above all former prisoners of war or their descendants, representing the most numerous groups of Lamsdorf prisoners of war.
The program will end with a film coverage of the ceremony in front of the Monument to the Martyrdom of Prisoners of War in Łambinowice, which, due to the epidemic threat, will be limited to prayers and laying flowers by representatives of various environments. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. It will be held with the military assistance of the 91st Logistics Battalion in Komprachcice.
An accompanying event is the series "Roads to Freedom" in the Museum's social media, presented from 22nd January to 16th April 2021, and on the day of the ceremony, on March 17th at 5.50 p.m., viewers of the TVP Historia channel will be able to watch our film Stop at Lamsdorf. Warsaw insurgents in captivity, dir. Mirosław Basaj.
The ceremony was held under the honorary patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, prof. Piotr Gliński, the Governor of Opole Adrian Czubak and the Marshal of the Opole Province Andrzej Buła. The media patronage is held by: Nowa Trybuna Opolska, Radio Opole, Radio Doxa and Nowiny Nyskie.
Today we invite you in front of the screens of computers and mobile devices to our anniversary celebrations on March 17 this year, with a film recording of the speech of the son of a British prisoner of war Eric West, reminding at the same time that for British soldiers, Stalag 344 Lamsdorf was the largest place of their concentration in Europe, organized by the Wehrmacht in the years World War II.