Poland to open new WWII museum
PR dla Zagranicy
A new World War II Museum, the biggest of its kind in Poland, is to be opened in the northern city of Gdańsk on Thursday.
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Construction took four-and-a-half years and cost the Polish government PLN 449 million (EUR 104 million).
The museum has some 2,500 exhibits as well as 250 multimedia stations, allowing visitors to browse through archives including photos, films and maps.
“We want the exhibition to start a debate in Poland, and we want it to be a great Polish history lesson for foreigners,” museum director Paweł Machcewicz said.
He added: “The World War II Museum places Poland’s experience within a broader European and world context.”
The museum focuses on the origin of the conflict as well as its impact on ordinary people.
The facility in Gdańsk is the biggest historical museum in Poland, with almost 5,000 square metres of space.
More information on the museum can be found on its website.