Visit of Polish and Romanian ministers of defence

On Monday, Mariusz Blaszczak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence and Vasile Dîncu, Minister of Defence of Romania, participated in a ceremony at the Old Prisoner-Of-War Cemetery in Łambinowice.

The military and religious ceremony, with the participation of Polish and Romanian soldiers and military chaplains of both countries, took place in front of the Monument to the Victims of World War I at the Old POW Cemetery in Łambinowice. During it, wreaths were laid and candles were lit. Afterwards, the Romanian guests visited our Museum and saw the exhibition.

The visit of representatives of the Romania government in the Łambinowice memorial site had been planned for a long time, but due to the pandemic, and the hostilities in Ukraine, took place only now. The Old Prisoners-of-War Cemetery in Łambinowice is a special place for the Romanian people, as it hides the ashes of the largest number of their soldiers in Europe (outside of Romania). In 2020, the Ministry of National Defence of that country allocated more than €145,000 for the restoration of 2337 graves of Romanian prisoners-of-war from the First World War. This has been the largest restoration work to date at the site, and the Museum was the initiator of it. This is recounted in a video, which can be viewed on our YouTube channel HERE.

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