The debate entitled "Witold Pilecki - not only a volunteer to Auschwitz" is one of the events that the Opole City Council, with the immense involvement of the Municipal Public Library, is organising at the end of the week in Opole in order to show the figure of faithful to the cause Rotmistrz in the city space. He is becoming the face of the newly built Public Services Centre in a street also named after him.
Today, 12 May, at the University of Opole was hosted an interesting debate "Witold Pilecki - not only a volunteer to Auschwitz". Out Museum was represented by the head of the Rearch Department, Dr. Piotr Stanek, who participated in it, alongside of Jack Fairweather, a British journalist and the author of the book The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Infiltrated Auschwitz, Dr. Alina Nowobilska from the Pilecki Institute, and Dr. Bartosz Kuświk from the Silesian Institute. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Marek Białokur, Prof. Of University of Opole.
Dr. Piotr Stanek also took part in a Friday's meeting with author Jack Fairweather at the Municipal Public Library and will accompany guests of the Opole City Hall on Saturday's tour of our Museum and the Remembrance Site in Łambinowice, while Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska, Museum’s director, will represent the Museum at an unveiling ceremony of the monument to Cavalry captain (rittmeister) Witold Pilecki by Opole-based sculptor Prof. Marian Molenda. The monument is a full-figure representation of the Rittmeister in uniform, placed on a stone pedestal, on which inscriptions with the most important information from the hero's biography, e.g. internment in Stalag 344 Lamsdorf (Łambinowice), have been carved.