We remember! Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

Today, on 1 August, we commemorated the 78th anniversary of the outbreak the Warsaw Uprising. Employees of the Museum participated in events organised in Łambinowice, Opole and online.

Before noon, in front of the Monument of Warsaw Insurgents-Prisoners of Stalag 344 Lamsdorf candles were lit and flower bouquets appeared. They were laid by the director of the Museum Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewskiej who was accompanied by Jerzy Czerwiński, senator of the Republic of Poland, Dorota Koncewicz, mayor of the town of Niemodlin, Jerzy Rosiński, secretary of the Łambinowice Commune, and inhabitants of the nearby villages.

On the same occasion, Dr. Kamil Weber of the Research Department, and Monika Sobczak of the Department of Education and Exhibitions, gave the workshop Freedom is in them – Warsaw Insurgents 1944-2022, which was organised in association with the Meetingpoint Memory Messiaen e.V and the Foundation Memory Education, Culture - Stalag VIII A for the young people taking part in the international project 'Worcation'. The event was held as part of the ‘League of POW Remembrance’ Network (we wrote about it here: https://bit.ly/39lINyL) and as part of the 'Independence' programme.

Moreover, the fate of the participants of the Warsaw Uprising who were sent to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf (Łambinowice) and other camps was presented on Radio Doxa by Dr. Kamil Weber https://doxa.fm/audycja/dr-kamil-weber-o-powstancach-warszawskich-w-lambinowickim-obozie/), and on Radio Opole by Dominik Marcinkowski from the Section of Communication and Public Image (https://radio.opole.pl/125,9722,dominik-marcinkowski-o-tym-ze-do-obozu-w-lamsdor). Also, an information campaign #TuByli, in association with Radio Opole, has started. It will be run to the of August (more on: https://bit.ly/3zoPVTT).

The last of the Warsaw Uprising commemorative events was a ceremony organised by the Opole Governor. The Museum was represented by Dr. Piotr Stanek from the Research Department.

Also, we would like to inform you that there have been conducted preparation for this year's event of the arrival of the first transport of the Warsaw Insurgents to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. The commemoration will take place on 6 October in Łambionowice. You are invited to attend it.

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