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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

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  • 19 September 2019

    This event has been organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Reykjavik and the School of Humanities, University of Iceland. The content of the exhibition has been prepared by the WWII Museum in Gdańsk.

    On the 17th of September 2019 Ambassador Gerard Pokruszyński together with professor Guðmundur Hálfdanarson, Dean of School of Humanities, University of Iceland opened the exhibition titled "Fighting and Suffering. Polish citizens during World War II".

     

    A short presentation of the exhibition as well as a background information on World War II have been delivered in the Háskólatorg 102 lecture hall by professor Guðmundur Hálfdanarson, Dean of School of Humanities, University of Iceland and by doctor Karol Piotr Polejowski, an associate professor at Ateneum - Higher School in Gdańsk and a research assistant at the Museum of World War II in Gdańsk. Photographs and  their descriptions show the history of World War II through the Polish eyes, providing information on some lesser known but still very significant figures and events.  This exhibition is in particular addressed to the young people with the aim of educating them on the both Polish and universal history, paying respect to the vicitims of the two totalitarian systems - German Nazism and Soviet Communism, and as highlighted in the speech of Ambassador Pokruszyński, of serving as a warning of the dangers of totalitarianisms reemerging in the world again.

     

    The exhibition opening was attended, among others, by the representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Iceland, including several amabassadors, representatives of religious communities, NATO liaison officer and a delegation of Polish marines, who are participating in annual NATO military excercise in Iceland. 

     

    The exhibition can be visited until the end of September.

     

    The Icelandic version of the exhibition can be downloaded here.

     

     

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