The Museum of the Second World War is a producer of a special short film commemorating the outbreak of the war anniversary. It is intended to warn future generations about the calamities of the war. The film is to feature not only witnesses of historical events, but also representatives of the post-war generation, including the President of the Republic of Poland.
On September 1st at the cinema of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, a meeting with Roger Moorhouse was held. Among other topics, the British historian spoke about his latest book, “First to Fight: The Polish War 1939”. The writer and publicist was interviewed by Grzegorz Berendt PhD, Deputy Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.
Celebrations to commemorate the outbreak of World War II were concluded with a moving musical performance entitled “This Is How the War Began”.It presented wartime poems, songs composed specifically for this occasion, as well as new arrangements of contemporary songs.
On the 80th anniversary of the signing of Molotov and Ribbentrop signing a Pact of aggression against the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Museum along with the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Institute organised a two-day international scientific conference.
Prezentowana w Muzeum wystawa czasowa „Walka i Cierpienie. Obywatele polscy podczas II wojny światowej” jest częścią międzynarodowego projektu realizowanego przez Muzeum II Wojny Światowej wspólnie z Ministerstwem Spraw Zagranicznych RP.
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.
We invite you to the vernissage of a temporary exhibition “Fighting and Suffering. Polish citizens during the Second World War”
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.
“Fighting and suffering” is an 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 in cities such as Washington, Brasília, Mexico, Edinburgh, Vienna, Belgrade, Amman, Djakarta and Canberra.
On 1 September 2019 at 8:00 pm on the Museum’s stage Bovska, Krzysztof Cugowski, Piotr Cugowski, Grzegorz Hyży, Ralph Kamiński, Dawid Kwiatkowski, Michał Kowalonek, Margaret, Natalia Nykiel, O.S.T.R, Janusz Radek, The Dumplings, Warsaw Sentimental Orchestra and Tomasz Szymuś Orchestra will perform.
Press conference was held in the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk on the 23 August 2019, attended by Jarosław Sellin - the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Szymon Szynkowski vel. Sęk - Secretary of State for Polish Community Abroad, European Policy and Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as Karol Nawrocki, PhD – Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.
23 sierpnia 2019 r. rozpoczęliśmy obchody 80. rocznicy wybuchu II wojny światowej. Data ta jest symboliczna. Właśnie tego dnia w 1939 r. Joachim von Ribbentrop i Wiaczesław Mołotow podpisali pakt, do którego dołączony został tajny protokół, dzielący wpływy III Rzeszy i Związku Sowieckiego w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej.
Multimedia show “Poland: First to Fight”: A modern and attractive multimedia show using innovative technologies, such as 3D mapping, diode mapping and large-surface mapping combined with a specially prepared soundtrack and a large-format animation entitled “Poland: First to Fight”.
23-25 August 2019 | 3 shows daily | FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE: https://bilety.muzeum1939.pl/ A modern and attractive multimedia show using innovative technologies, such as 3D mapping, diode mapping and large-surface mapping combined with a specially prepared soundtrack and a large-format animation entitled “Poland: First to Fight”.
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.
On the Anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising (1ST August - Thursday) we wish to pay homage to all the Heros who fought in Warsaw against German occupants. Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, Karol Nawrocki, is honoured to invite you to the 75th Warsaw Uprising Anniversary ceremony.
We invite you to cruises within the framework of the Museum on Water project. Museum on Water is a project to create a comprehensive and coherent story of World War II, including the battlefield area of Westerplatte. Cruise times: July 14th - September 29th, 2019 (Tuesday to Sunday) Route: Waterfront at Wapienniczy Bridge -> Westerplatte -> Waterfront at Wapienniczy Bridge
Together with the be.bra wissenschaft publishing house and the Pilecki Institute, we have published a German edition of Piotr Gursztyn's book about the Wola Massacre, i.e. the forgotten German genocide committed against Poles in the first days of August 1944 during the pacification of the Warsaw Uprising.
On 3 June 2019, the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk was visited by Piotr Gliński - the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and by Minister Jarosław Sellin - the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
On the 13th of May 2019, the Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, Karol Nawrocki, who is currently visiting Japan, met with the Mayor of Tsuruga, Mr Takanobu Fuchikami. It was in Tsuruga harbour that the Japanese ships saving some thousand Polish children from Siberia moored in the 1920s.
On the 74th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, Karol Nawrocki, who paid a visit to China, officially opened at the Museum of the War of Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in Beijing a temporary exhibition prepared by the Museum, entitled “Poles Sa
On 8 April this year, the Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, Karol Nawrocki, met with the Polish Ambassador to London, Mr Arkady Rzegocki, and Director General of the National Army Museum in London, Mr Justin Maciejewski.
Dr. Karol Nawrocki, Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk and Prof. Jacek Namieśnik, PhD, Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology are honoured to announce the start of the reception of applications for Lieutenant Colonel Jan Kowalewski Award.
On 12 March of this year, the Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk met with Eugen Sava, PhD hab., Director of the National Museum of History of Moldova and with Alexandru Chirilenco, Director of the Military Museum of Moldova. The first order of business was a visit to the National Museum of History of Moldova and meeting with Eugen Sava, the Museum’s Director.
A visit in the European Parliament and a meeting with Anna Fotyga, MEP, who had invited the Museum’s employees and volunteers to Belgium, constituted the highlight of the trip. However, prior to the visit and the meeting, the participants of the trip had had a chance to see two of the most interesting cities in Belgium as regards history and architecture – Brussels and Bruges.
The grand opening of the temporary exhibition entitled “Lost Heritage” was held in the Museum of the Second World War. The exhibition is open to the public until 23rd June 2019 in the Temporary Exhibitions Room (level -3).
Why do we need a cultural heritage? It becomes more and more considered to be a strategical resource in the 21st century. Cities develop various heritage projects like investments, festivals and exhibitions, creating their value, attracting new inhabitants, investors and tourists.
On Sunday, February 17th, the theatre hall of St. Clement Maria Hofbauer Church in Essen (Germany) hosted the European premiere of the Second World War Museum produced play „They fought evil with good”. The play is an effect of the „Changing the perspective” project, in which children are participants as well as actors.