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
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”.
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.
White-and-red flags, banners with slogans “Leve de Bevrijders!” (Long live the liberators!), “Long live Poland”, flowers – in this way the Flemish community welcomed the Polish 1st Armoured Division commanded by gen. Maczek. This grateful remembrance is still alive after so many years.
Poland was the first country to fiirmly resist the brutal expansion of the totalitarian powers that were utterly indifferent to the rights of weaker countries. Poland's armed resistance to German aggression on September 1, 1939, was a turning point in world politics towards tthe Third Reich. Contrary to the hopes of Adolf Hitler, on the third day after the commencement of military operations the German attack on Poland transformed into a world war.
On 23 August 1939, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov, signed a nonaggression treaty in Moscow commonly known as the Ribbentrop-Molotov or Hitler-Stalin Pact. Its most important element was an additional secret protocol agreeing on a division of East Central Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence.
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk organizes a unique conference dedicated to the most famous historical battlefields in the World. Its speakers will be guests from Pearl Harbor and Gettysburg (USA), Marathon (Greece), Waterloo (Belgium), Gallipoli (Turkey), Verdun (France) and many others.
On this occasion, the ceremony began at 5:00 PM. The outbreak of the uprising in Warsaw was set for the "W" Hour - August 1, 1944 at 5:00 PM. Despite the difficulties in arming the people ready to fight, on this day Warsaw began a fight for free Poland. On the anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk paid homage to all the fallen Poles.
As part of the celebrations commemorating the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, a screening of Miasto 44, a film directed by Jan Komasa took place on 1 August 2018 at 9:00 PM at the square situated in front of the Museum of the Second Wo
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk launched the third edition of the BohaterON - turn on history! project. Everybody can join the project by sending a specially designed, free greeting card to a participant of the Warsaw Uprising. Postcards are available at the Museum and are issued free of charge.
Dr. Karol Nawrocki, Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, met last Friday with Frank J. Finver, Councilor for Culture and Press at the US Embassy in Warsaw. The meeting was attended by Izabella Szarek from the Public Affairs Office of the US Embassy in Warsaw and Bartłomiej Garba, head of the Museum Exhibition Department.
On the 75th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Volhynia, at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk there was a presentation of the exhibit of the month commemorating the victims of murders of the Polish civilian population - a display by Monika Duliasz entitled "Volhynia".