Temporary Exhibition

Fight and Suffering. Polish Citizens During World War II 3 August 2020 - 30 September 2020

The exhibition “Fight and Suffering. Polish Citizens During World War II” shows the fate of Polish citizens during the tragic times of World War II and the German occupation. This exhibition is an international project carried out by the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

The exhibition is a story about the Polish experience of World War II. It shows the attitudes of Polish citizens in the context of tragic events, the overwhelming power of the aggressors, and then the occupiers. The exhibition touched upon such issues as: the fight against totalitarianism, the fight for independence, or helping fellow citizens. The topics were presented from the perspective of both soldiers and civilians.


Temporary Exhibition

‘Was there any way to help them in this desolation?’ Rescue of Jews in occupied Poland 27 June 2020 - 30 September 2020

‘Was there any way to help them in this desolation?’ Years later, this question is posed by Władysław Bartoszewski, one of those who risked their lives and lent a helping hand to persecuted Jews during the Holocaust.

The new mobile exhibition by the Museum of Poles Saving Jews is devoted to the issue of polish help to Jewish people during WWII. By showing the realities of the Holocaust in occupied Poland – from the German invasion in 1939, through the implementation of the plan of the extermination of Jews by the occupier, to the end of the war – it presents the individual stories of the Rescued and Rescuers and their dramatic choices.


Authors: Kamil Koper, Anna Stróż-Pawłowska


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