On 6 July 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, the temporary exhibition "A million overseas" was held, dedicated to the participation of Poles and Americans of Polish descent in the American war effort during World War II.
Dr. Marcin Westphal, head of the collections department, on behalf of the Directorate of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk welcomed those gathered on the square in front of the Museum building:
"We not only present a new exhibit today, but also celebrate its birthday".
The conference was attended by researchers dealing with the history of the Katyn massacre who presented the results of their many years of research. The conference is entirely devoted to the witnesses of the Katyn massacre and to the testimonies that concern it. As part of the conference, the film “The Graves of Katyn from 1953” was also presented.
25th of May there was a ceremonial opening of the temporary exhibition entitled "Boxers in the hell of the camps." The exhibition commemorates the fate of the boxers who were forced by the Germans to fight in concentration camps, often giving their lives for a proverbial slice of bread.
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 – as shown by the international exhibition "Armoured Wings" presenting the liberation of Flanders by the 1st Armoured Division in September 1944.