“If Covid-19 restrictions do not disrupt plans, we hope to be in our new headquarters at the turn of the year,” says Remembrance Museum director Dorota Mleczko. The permanent exhibition is to be open for viewing from April 2022.
Renovation and building works on the interior and exterior of the “Lagerhaus” building are drawing ever nearer to completion. The new elevation and staircase make a statement even from afar. Works are also beginning to install the permanent exhibition in the revamped interior. Office furniture and computer equipment will be delivered to the administration section of the museum in the upcoming weeks.
Newly planted flowers and decorative grasses can be admired in the flowerbeds near the carpark. A gardening company is continuing its work on the area around the museum.
On the Kolbego street side of the building, an educational trail for children will be created with eight spatial arrangements which are connected to the topics of the permanent exhibition.
This week Deputy District Head Paweł Kobielusz and members of the District Board Teresa Jankowska, Grażyna Kopeć and Jerzy Mieszczak visited the Lagerhaus to see how work was progressing. They were accompanied by District treasurer Katarzyna Wanat. Museum director Dorota Mleczko presented the renovated rooms which will house the permanent exhibition. She described how the permanent exhibition will look and what plans the museum has once it is open to the public.
Dorota Mleczko explained; “The opening is planned for April next year for historical reasons. Namely, April is National Month of Remembrance – something, of course, very connected to our statute and our activities. It was also in April during WWII that the Germans carried out forced evictions of local populations to make space for the KL Auschwitz Interest Zone.”
The mission of the Remembrance Museum is to undertake activities to commemorate the inhabitants of the Land of Oświęcim with particular emphasis on the Second World War and the aid they rendered, often at the risk of their lives, to KL Auschwitz prisoners.