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Opening of the Temporary Exhibition “Struggle and Suffering. Polish Citizens During the Second World War”

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:12

On September 1st of the current year, the official opening of the temporary exhibition “Struggle and Suffering. Polish Citizens During the Second World War” took place.

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. The exhibition has a well-thought-out structure with precisely measured chronology and dramaturgy and contains various information on the wartime period. The intention is to tug at the heartstrings of visitors in order to tell the story of the horrors of World War II as suggestively as possible, through the events and occurrences showcasing the uniqueness of the Polish experience. 

The temporary exhibition “Struggle and Suffering. Polish Citizens During the Second World War” shown at the Museum is a part of an international project carried out by the Museum of the Second World War jointly 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 D.C., Brasília, Mexico, Edinburgh, Vienna, Belgrade, Djakarta, and Canberra. The exhibition is an attractively presented story about the Polish experience of the Second World War. In particular, it depicts the tragedy of the war and the efforts of the Polish soldiers fighting for the independence of their homeland. It aims to provide information about the attitudes of Polish citizens in the face of the overwhelming force of the aggressors and then occupiers.

We invite you to watch the video coverage of the “Struggle and Suffering. Polish Citizens During the Second World War” exhibition: