The doctor who loved history

Autorki wystawy poświęconej doktorowi Fryderykowi Ružiczce. Od lewej: Magdalena Zachara, Ewa Koczurkiewicz i Bogusława Smreczyńska.
The “Szklana” gallery of the Regional Cultural Centre in Zator hosted an exhibition dedicated to doctor Fryderyk Ružiczka. The exhibition and a 16-page richly illustrated catalogue were prepared by members of the Zator Land Lovers Association: Bogusława Smreczyńska, Ewa Koczurkiewicz and Magdalena Zachara. At the exhibition, objects belonging to the well-known Zator doctor, enlarged photographs and documents related to Fryderyk Ružiczka were available for viewing. Boguslawa Smreczynska, president of Zator Land Lovers Association, told the visitors about the Czech doctor and his connections with Zator region. She reminded them that it was, among others, thanks to the initiative of Fryderyk Ružiczka that a tennis court, an amateur theatre, the Zator History Lovers Circle and the Town Museum were established in Zator and that he himself was an enthusiastic collector of historical materials. The exhibition was prepared as the second part of the project “Hear forgotten voices-the fate of the inhabitants of the Land of Oświęcim in the first half of the twentieth century.” The first was presented by teachers from the District Complex No. 6 of Vocational and General Schools in Brzeszcze in April. The Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents together with the Oświęcim District and the Oświęcim Municipality is running this project for teachers, employees of cultural institutions, day centres, libraries, and local associations engaged in preserving the history of the Oświęcim District. The goal is to create a series of exhibitions presenting the fate of the inhabitants of the Land of Oświęcim. The conclusion of the project will be held at the Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents at 2A Kolbego Street in Oświęcim in June this year. The exhibitions created as part of the project will be presented in the form of temporary exhibitions at the Museum.