The exhibition “Poles in the Free City of Gdańsk” presents the fates of the Polish minority, which has served Poland since the beginning of WMG’s [Free City of Gdańsk] existence through its active involvement to preserve its national identity against the German majority. The exhibition presents various manifestations of everyday life of the Polish population in the WMG until the outbreak of World War II.
Three films produced by the Museum of the Second World War have been awarded by the international and national jury of the 15th edition of the FilmAT Festival. Our productions were recognized as the best ones in the “documentaries & TV reports” and “tourism communication” categories.
Museum of the Second World War Youth Council is a body that will fulfil a consultancy function for our institution. One of the goals of the project is to disseminate knowledge of history among youths and to promote participation in culture and public life.
In connection with the inclusion of Gdańsk in the so-called COVID-19 red zone and numerous questions concerning the opening of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk from 16 October this year, we inform that our facility will be open to visitors.
On 2 October 2020, the Undersecretary of Culture and National Heritage Jarosław Sellin appointed
Dr. Karol Nawrocki as the director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk for another term of office (2020-2027).
A dedicated WBMF website and a mobile devices app have been merged to provide an exciting user experience. Extensive educational content is accessed by means of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) technologies.
On August 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in Jan Olszewski’s Conference Hall a presentation of architectural project outlines to construct Westerplatte and the War of 1939 Museum will be held.This is to meet the expectations of the public who deserve to be better informed regarding the planned Westerplatte museum construction project.
From 15 July 2020 the exhibition “The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg” will be available to visitors of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. The exhibition will feature sculptures showing the tragic fate suffered by the prisoners of the German extermination camp in Treblinka. Free admission.
We were telling the truth all over the world about the fighting and the suffering, but also about the year 1945 and its significance in the history of Poland. We told thousands of listeners from six continents characterised by diversified cultural sensitivity and level of knowledge of history about the heroism of our compatriots, their sacrifice in the fight for the independence of Poland, but also that 8 May 1945 had not been a liberation day. For millions of representatives of Central and Eastern Europe, the end of the Second World War meant the beginning of the red enslavement and the necessity to carry on the fight for the lost independence.
Conference devoted to the reopening of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk has ended. Its date was not accidental. Today marks the 119th anniversary of the birth of Cavalry Captain Witold Pilecki, Polish WWII hero. The meeting with journalists allowed firstly to sum up the project #M2WSwirtualnie [English: #WW2Mvirtually], which had been carried out for the last two months, and secondly to present new rules for visitors.
Tomorrow (13 May 2020) at 10.00 a.m. Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk will re-open to the public. Information about new rules for our museum visitors will be posted on our website after the press conference which will start tomorrow at 9.30 a.m.
W ubiegły czwartek odbyła się konferencja naukowa „Der Vergessene Alliierte?” zorganizowana przez Pilecki-Institut, Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit, Zentrum für Historische Forschung Berlin oraz Instytut Pileckiego. O komentarz do dyskusji poproszony został prof. Grzegorz Berendt. Zachęcamy do zapoznania się z podsumowaniem wydarzenia przez zastępcę dyrektora Muzeum II Wojny Światowej.
Do Western European nations remember the war the same way East-Central Europeans do? Who shapes the imagery related to WWII events: historians or mass culture creative artists? Answers to these and other questions will be sought already this coming Friday 8 May by the participants of the conference titled "Burden of Victory: The Second World War and its consequences from the perspective of 75 years since its end".
Due to the existing situation related to the Covid-19 epidemic and with our main concern for the safety of us all, the Organizing Committee of the Conference 1940 - Forgotten War? have reached a decision to change the date of the conference.
In 1940, the war that began in Europe in 1939 struck with all its terrifying might. On the one hand, it is the first year of the occupation of Polish territories by the Third Reich and Soviet Union; on the other hand, in that year both totalitarian regimes continue their territorial expansion, war spreading to many fronts, with military operations engulfing further areas of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Today is World Book and Copyright Day and the final day of our "Mask & Book" project. On this occasion, as part of #LookInsideOurBook series, we publish online an English edition of "World Battlefield Museums Forum", an illustrated record of an international conference that took place at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk in September 2018. The forum brought together representatives of battlefield museums from several countries around the world.
May the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ that brings us spiritual rebirth fill everyone with peace and faith, may it give you strength to overcome difficulties and may it help everyone look to the future with trust. We wish you a Happy Easter!
As part of the #M2WSonline project, learn the exciting story of Marian Rejewski, who broke the Enigma code. A replica of the German encryption machine is on display at the main exhibition of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk.
As part of the #M2WSonline project, we publish a text by Dr Tomasz Szturo, deputy director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. The article describes the life and work of Gustaw Herling-Grudziński.
On April 4 at 19:00 we invite you to Radio Gdańsk for a unique piano concert by the Polish virtuoso of the young generation Szymon Nehring and the premiere of the album #Pamięć. Katyń 1940 / Smoleńsk 2010.
As part of the #M2WSonline project, we publish an article by Dr. Tomasz Szturo, Deputy Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. This time the article is devoted to Zofia Kossak – co-founder of the Żegota Council to Aid Jews.
#stayhome and join our new social campaign #seeourtemporaryexhibit! Today we present to you the epaulette from the uniform jacket, a part of the field uniform belonging to Brig. Gen. Stanislaw Grzmot-Skotnicki, and his Virtuti Militari Cross.