The official opening of exhibition on the Police Force of the Silesian Voivodship 1922-1939

On Monday, 6 March, at the Opole seat of the Museum, was hosted the official opening of the temporary exhibition "The exterminated formation. The Police Force of the Silesian Voivodship 1922-1939", prepared by the Institute of National Remembrance in Katowice and the Museum in Tarnowskie Góry.

The following guests were welcomed by the organizers, i.e. the Museum Director, Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska, and the Provincial Police Commander in Opole, Superintendent Dr. Rafał Kochańczyk: representatives of the uniformed services: Brigadier-General SG Adam Jopek, Commander of the Silesian Border Guard Unit, and Lieutenant Colonel SG Jerzy Łukasik, Commander of the Border Guard Post in Opole; Violetta Kozakiewicz, Deputy Director of the Governor's Office; Rafał Adamiszyn, Director of the Opole Branch of the Polish Gas Company, members of the Opole Branch of the Polish Museum Association and students from the Police Class at the Józef Warszewicz School Complex in Prószków.

Before the participants had the opportunity the see the exhibition on their own, they listened to Dr. Ewelina Klimczak-Czaplicka (CMJW’s Department of Education and Exhibitions). In an extensive and interesting way she talked about the phenomenon of the police formation modelled on the State Police - the Police Force of the Silesian Voivodeship. She presented the origin of it, its personnel, service and its tragic end during the Second World War - only 20 per cent of the three thousand survived it. She also showed artefacts, including the collection of Paweł Kukiz MP, which is usually kept in the Chamber of Remembrance at the Provincial Police Headquarters in Opole.

The exhibition will be on display in the Opole seat of the Museum until 5 May 2023.

You are cordially welcome to see it!

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