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Exhibition “Fighting and Suffering” open to the public in Geneva

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:14

Geneva is yet another city, where the visitors can see an exhibition displayed within the international project “Fighting and Suffering” carried out by the Museum of the Second World War in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. The opening of the exhibition was attended by Karol Nawrocki, PhD, Director of the Museum of the Second World War and representatives of international organisations with their seats in Geneva. Ambassador Zbigniew Czech, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations Office at Geneva welcomed the guests. Then, Director of the Museum, Karol Nawrocki, PhD, took the floor.

Geneva is yet another city, where the visitors can see an exhibition displayed within the international project “Fighting and Suffering” carried out by the Museum of the Second World War in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. The opening of the exhibition was attended by Karol Nawrocki, PhD, Director of the Museum of the Second World War and representatives of international organisations with their seats in Geneva. Ambassador Zbigniew Czech, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations Office at Geneva welcomed the guests. Then, Director of the Museum, Karol Nawrocki, PhD, took the floor.

The exhibition was presented in the “Grütli” cinema in Geneva. The ceremony was followed by the screening of the film “Kurier”. The opening of the exhibition was also attended by the film’s lead actor - Philippe Tłokiński. 

“Struggle and Suffering” 

International project carried out by the Museum of the Second World War in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. As planned by its organizers, starting from 1 September 2019, the exhibition will be presented in several dozen Polish institutions abroad on 6 continents. The list of cities hosting the exhibition includes, inter alia, Athens (Greece), Bangkok (Thailand), Berlin (Germany), Brasília (Brazil), Brussels (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Romania), Canberra (Australia), Chicago (USA), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Doha (Qatar), Dublin (Ireland), Edinburgh (Scotland), Jakarta (Indonesia) and many more.

Film “Kurier"

Directed by Władysław Pasikowski, 110 min., 2019, Poland. History, action.
His individual operation would decide the fate of Poland and the Second World War. Pursued by all hostile intelligence services, transferred in the middle of the night from Savoy hotel to Żabno, he meets people who would change his life forever. Władysław Pasikowski’s film is a spy story inspired by the secret mission of the famous courier from Warsaw. Exceptional events from Jan Nowak-Jeziorański’s life provide perfect material for a movie script, as underlined by Pasikowski himself: “Our aim is to tell a sensational, yet based on real life, story, which even the James Bond scriptwriters wouldn’t probably make up. At the same time, we wanted to tell it in a maximally modern way, using the achievements of the modern style of adventure and action films,” Władysław Pasikowski, director and scriptwriter of “Kurier”.