On Saturday, May 15th, in the foyer on level -2, a temporary exhibition ‘Tadeusz Pietrzykowski - a warrior with the artist's soul’ will be on show. The exhibition commemorates a famous Polish boxer, one of the first prisoners of Auschwitz concentration camp - Tadeusz Pietrzykowski known as ‘Ted’. Live coverage of the official speech opening the exhibition will start on May 15th at 12:00 and will be available for viewing on the Museum's social media sites.
On Friday, May 7th, the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk will reopen to visitors. The exhibitions will be made available to visitors in compliance with sanitary regulations, in accordance with the functions carried out as part of the # M2WS Bezpiecznie campaign. From this date, the museum library will also be available to readers.
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MUSEUM OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN GDAŃSK:
On the 8th of April 1917 was born Tadeusz Pietrzykowski a.k.a. “Teddy” – Polish boxer, trainer, physical education teacher, one of the first prisoners of the Auschwitz German concentration camp, and since 1943 also of Neuengamme concentration camp and Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. He went down in history not only as a famous boxer fighting for his life in Auschwitz.
On April 6th, 2017, according to a decision made by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, prof. Piotr Gliński, a new cultural institution was established under the name of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, combining the museum of the same name, which had existed since 2008 with the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939. For the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, this has been a period of hard work, including implementation of numerous projects and development on many levels.
On March 16th of this year, in the early morning hours, the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk started an exhumation of remains buried at the Cemetery of the Defenders of Westerplatte. The decision to carry out the work was made by the County Sanitary Inspector, the Pomeranian Voivode and the President of the Institute of National Remembrance after consent was received from the family of Major Henryk Sucharski.
A press conference organized by the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk was held on March 12 at Westerplatte to present this year's plans regarding the construction of Westerplatte and the War of 1939 Museum. Dr. Karol Nawrocki, the director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, and Filip Kuczma, the Head of the Archaeology Department of the Museum attended the conference.
Have you heard about our educational project "Westerplatte - The First Battle of World War II"? It is a great opportunity to help you learn more about the events of the first few days of September 1939 on Westerplatte!