A delegation from the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk visited the The National WWII Museum in New Orleans on February 21, 2018.
During the meeting with the management and employees of the Museum, director Karol Nawrocki presented to Stephen Watson, the director of The National WWII Museum, an invitation to participate in a conference planned by the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, which will concern historical battlefields and the experiences of institutions managing the remembrance of major world historical battlefields. This conference will take place in September 2018.
The meeting was an opportunity to exchange information and experiences related to running both museums that deal with the history of World War II and, in particular, how the two institutions present difficult historical topics and formulate a message addressed to the visitors.
After the meeting, the delegation of the Museum of the Second World War visited the National WWII Museum in the company of historian Rob Citino. The attention of the representatives of the Museum of the Second World War was particularly drawn by an impressive collection of aircraft, including a Supermarine Spitfire and a Douglas C-47 "Skytrain". After watching the exhibition focusing on activities in the Pacific region, the Museum of the Second World War delegation also viewed an exhibition opened in December 2014 entitled "Roads to Berlin", focusing on European episodes of US participation in World War II.
The activities of The National WWII Museum, formerly known as the "D-Day Museum", focus entirely on issues related to the Second World War and the participation of the United States in it. The exhibition tells about the American experiences of the war that changed the face of the world. The museum was created with the intention that every generation would be able to understand why they were fighting, how they managed to defeat the enemy and also that the visitors would remember about the price of freedom.
The National WWII Museum narrative chronologically shows the main stages of the war, with emphasis on those involving the United States. Visitors to the exhibition can view the original weapons and equipment of the American army from the time of World War II and learn from numerous multimedia presentations.