Crowds gathered for mapping

Noc Muzeów w Muzeum Pamięci
Hundreds of people came to the first Night of the Museums in the history of the Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents. The biggest attraction was mapping – a multimedia show on the facade of the building. Each show ended with a standing ovation. Museum staff welcomed visitors from 6pm and Night of the Museum participants who wanted to see the first screening of the mapping at 9pm were greeted by Remembrance Museum director Dorota Mleczko and deputy district head Paweł Kobielusz. District board member Teresa Jankowska was also present. A moment later, on the front wall of about 400 square metres, dynamic animations enriched with music and narration appeared. The narrator led viewers through the history of the Second World War, with particular emphasis on the aid rendered by Oświęcim area residents to KL Auschwitz prisoners. The eight-minute presentation, shown 4 times that night, was followed by a round of applause each time. Visitors gathered then went inside the building for a night tour of the permanent exhibition. It was crowded on the first floor by the spherical screen and upstairs by the steam screen, on which old photographs are projected and through which one passes to the space with the photo-artefacts. Groups of visitors also stopped for a longer time at successive stands with witness accounts on the second and third levels of the exhibition. Some people decided to rent audio guides. There was great interest in the original documents, photographs and objects on display, such as the memorabilia of pharmacist Maria Bobrzecka or the “Silent Unseen” Major Piotr Szewczyk. On saying goodnight, many people declared: “It was great. I have to come back here to see everything in peace.” The last visitor left the museum on Sunday, having come through at 11.52 pm on Saturday, eight minutes before closing time. The staff extended the multimedia working hours especially for him. *** The Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents at 2A Kolbego Street in Oświęcim is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm (closed on Monday). Entry to the permanent exhibition as well as loan of an audio guide is free of charge until the end of June 2022. The museum provides free parking in the immediate vicinity of the building. Cyclists can lock their bikes to specially prepared stands. We strongly advise booking your entry time in advance via the website: