The exhibition is designed as an interdisciplinary project based on a variety of forms, media and scenographic solutions. They are woven into a cohesive story about the Polish experience of World War II, which provides vivid insights into the horror and tragedy of those times.
Lieutenant Colonel Jan Kowalewski Award ceremony took place on the 28th of September 2019 in the Jan Olszewski conference room. The names of the laureates were announced along with their achievements which provided the basis for the accolade. Each of the four laureates received a bronze statuette by Professor Stanisław Radwański, a specially designed diploma and a financial reward. The Gdańsk University of Technology Academic Choir conducted by Professor Mariusz Mróz added splendour to the ceremony.
Press conference summarising informational campaign #80WW2 with the participation of the director of Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, Karol Nawrocki PhD, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk, which commemorated 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, took place on 3 October 2019 in the Western Institute in Poznań. The core of that informational campaign was the exhibition „Fight and Suffering”.
The ceremony of unveiling the statue of Cavalry Captain Witold Pilecki took place on 17 September 2019, on the 80th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland, in the square in front of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.
The Museum honoured a truly unique figure in history. Man of many talents, deeply spiritual. Scout, social activist, landlord and artist, officer of the Polish Army and conspirator.
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk paid tribute to the Polish sportsmen who had died during the Second World War with a unique family picnic. An event “Match which Didn’t Take Place” was organised on 7 September 2019 in the stadium in Traugutt Street. Football tournament for children born in 2010 started at 10:00 a.m. on the side pitch.
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.
On 1 September 2019, immediately after concluding the celebration at the monument to the Defenders of the Coast in Gdańsk, an official foundation stone laying ceremony for the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939 and opening of a special exhibition was held at the Westerplatte Power Plant building.
It is our great pleasure to inform you that on the 30th of July 2019, Ms Danuta Sikora, Director of the Regional Branch of the Military Property Agency in Gdynia, officially vested the keys to the historic building of the Power Plant in Westerplatte in Director Karol Nawrocki.
On a ceremonial cruise, we started the functioning of the "Museum on Water", which is a project whose aim is to create a comprehensive and coherent story about the Second World War, including the area of the battlefield on Westerplatte.