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23.04.2017 The daughter of Gen. Anders wishes to donate her father’s heirloom to the Museum of the Second World War

The daughter of Gen. Anders, Senator Anna Maria Anders,visiting the museum.

The daughter of Gen. Anders, Senator Anna Maria Anders,visiting the museum.

The daughter of Gen. Anders, Senator Anna Maria Anders, currently the secretary of state at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister’s plenipotentiary for international dialogue, visited the Museum of the Second World War on Sunday, 23 April.  To our deep satisfaction, Ms. Anders declared her willingness to donate a larger number of her father’s memorabilia to the Museum.  She also expressed her appreciation of the modern character of the Museum and emphasised it “is executed perfectly”.  The meeting bore yet another fruit, namely the plan of arranging the temporary exposition entitled ‘Trail of Hope: The Anders Army’ ["Armia Andersa – Szlak nadziei"] initially presented e.g. at the US Congress.

12.04.2017 Holidays in 2017 when the Museum of the Second World War is closed

The Museum of the Second World War is closed on:

15th-17th April - Easter

1st May - Labour Day

15th June - Corpus Christi Day

1st November - All Saints’ Day

24th December - Christmas Eve

25th-26th December - Christmas

31st - New Year's Eve

06.04.2017 On 6 April 2017, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński decided to appoint Karol Nawrocki acting director of the newly-created Museum of the Second World War

On 6 April 2017, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński decided to appoint Karol Nawrocki acting director of the newly-created Museum of the Second World War. The statute of the new museum combines activities of both existing institutions and provides for a branch called the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939.

In the next few days, the acting director will be inducted into the functioning of the whole institution. His first task will be to examine the financial and employment situation.

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk will operate in accordance with the current rules.

Since 2009, Karol Nawrocki has been working in the Gdańsk branch of the Institute of National Remembrance, holding the position of the head of the Regional Public Education Office since 2014. He has written and edited many books as well as scientific and journalistic articles on the latest history of Poland. Being a social activist, well-known in Pomerania, Nawrocki he has been given many awards by veteran and patriot circles. He is also the chairman of the Alliance for the Memory of Accursed Soldiers in Gdańsk. For his social involvement, educational and charity activity, he was voted by the readers of Dziennik Bałtycki the Personality of Gdańsk and Pomerania of 2016.

05.04.2017 The Supreme Administrative Court has revoked the decision of the Provincial Administrative Court and dismissed the petition for suspension of the execution of the order issued by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage on the merger between the museums.

The building of the Museum of the Second World War. Photo: Roman Jocher

The building of the Museum of the Second World War. Photo: Roman Jocher

The Supreme Administrative Court has revoked the decision of the Provincial Administrative Court and dismissed the petition for suspension of the execution of the order issued by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage on the merger between the Museum of the Second World War and the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939.

By the decision dated 5 April 2017, the Polish Supreme Administrative Court has revoked the decision of the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw of 30 January 2017 and dismissed the petition for suspension of the execution of the order issued by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of 6 September 2016 on the merger between the following state cultural institutions: the Museum of the Second World War and the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939 and on the formation of a new state cultural institution: the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.

In its decision addressing the Minister’s complaint against the earlier decision of the Provincial Administrative Court, the Supreme Administrative Court has decided that the case at hand is not subject to the jurisdiction of administrative courts in accordance with art. 5(1) of the Law on Proceedings Before Administrative Courts of 30 August 2002. Therefore, there were no grounds for the Supreme Administrative Court to review the statutory prerequisites of suspending the execution of the contested order and to review the right of the Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk to appeal against it. In consideration of the above, having related the subject of the petition for suspension of the order execution to the statutory prerequisites of excluding administrative courts from jurisdiction, the Supreme Administrative Court has revoked the appealed decision of the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw and dismissed the petition for suspension of the execution of the order issued by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

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