One of the most awaited museums in Poland and abroad will soon open its door for visitors. The museum is a result of years of hard work of historians, architects, engineers and many other specialists. All those people created the Museum of the Second World War – one of the most anticipated museums in Poland.
The main exhibition
The heart of the Museum of the Second World War is the main exhibition. The exhibition displays thousands of items connected with the period of time between 1939 and 1945. Currently the main exhibition consists of 2 thousand exhibits. Additionally, the exhibition presents 250 multimedia positions containing documents, videos, pictures and more. The main exhibition covers an area of 5000 m2, which makes it one of the biggest of its kind in the world. In addition, the main feature of the museum is located 14 m under the ground level, at the lowest level of the museum.
Mission and purpose
The museum presents the tragic experiences of Poland and other countries of East-Central Europe. There is apt reason for such a depiction as those countries have experienced the horrors of war in a different manner than the countries of West Europe. What is also noteworthy is that the museum focuses on stories of individuals, societies and nations. This approach is most certainly going to be very appealing and touching. It is also going to pass the true tragedy of the great conflict – individual dramas often forgotten by history books.
Gdansk has played a tragic, yet very important role in the history of the Second World War. It was in Gdansk, at Westerplatte, where the first shoots of the biggest military conflict in the history were fired. The area witnessed different stages of the conflict since the very beginning, through mass-murders, camps, to the destruction of Gdansk in the late months of the conflict. All those factors made the city a unique and the only right location for such a museum.
To find out more about the museum, visit: http://www.muzeum1939.pl/en/home-page