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On 17 January 1945, the Red Army entered the ruins of the left-bank Warsaw. Seizure of the capital of Poland by Stalin’s army constituted yet another step on the Soviets and their nominees’ way to conquer Poland.
2020-01-16 | Nauka
The inauguration lecture entitled “Hitler and Stalin: the Forgotten Relationship Between the Two Superpowers of World War II” was given by Roger Moorhouse, author of “First to Fight: The Polish War 1939”.
Multimedia outdoor light show POLAND: FIRST TO FIGHT, produced in partnership of Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk and Pixel Artworks, has been awarded the prestigious Drum Experience Award 2019 in the category Event Technology of the Year.
Meeting of the Delegation of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk with Poles in Michigan on 21-24 November 2019 at Orchard Lake Centre and in the Parish of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Sterling Heights.
2019-12-03
During the conference the lecture entitled „Poles and Jews under German occupation. Gross’s thesis reconsidered” was given by Prof. Grzegorz Berendt, PhD, deputy director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.
2019-11-28
Ground works connected with filling the excavations from the fifth stage of archaeological research on Westerplatte ended on the 15th of November 2019. The research was received by protocol by the Pomeranian Provincial Monument Conservator in Gdańsk, stressing the necessity and the legitimacy to continue the archaeological works there.
2019-11-18 | Westerplatte
Official commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WW2 organised by the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk ended with a premiere of “Red Winter” on the 17th of November 2019.  
Special screening of “Gdańsk 1939” documentary was held at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. The documentary directed by Grzegorz Karbowski depicts the events of 1939 in Gdańsk and their genesis referring, amongst others, to the establishment of the Free City of Gdańsk and its Nazification in the 1930s. Free screenings of the film for the public will be held in the Museum Cinema on the 22nd, 24th and 29th of November 2019.
Official closing day of the “Struggle and Suffering” exhibition was held on the 14th of November 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest. The exhibition was organised by the Polish Institute in Budapest. The event was held under the patronage of Zsolt Semjén, Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister.
Today, during works on the ninth skeleton found yesterday at the archaeological site of the fifth season of archaeological research on Westerplatte, 7.65 Browning FN pistol with spare magazine was found at the waist height of the person whose skeleton was being lifted.
2019-11-05 | Westerplatte
POLAND SEE MORE – HALF-PRICE WEEKEND is a nationwide campaign participated also by the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk. Between the 22nd and 24th of November, ticket for the Permanent Exhibition will cost PLN 10.
2019-10-25
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.
2019-10-11 | Exhibition
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.
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”.
2019-10-04
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 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.
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.
2019-09-05
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.
2019-08-28
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.
2019-08-28
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”.