Remembrance Museum visitors have shared more than 150 entries in less than three months in the museum’s Reflection Zone.
The museum, which opened its doors on 1st May, has several places where visitors can share their impressions during or after their visit. Large touchscreen monitors are available in the two Value Zones, children can record themselves at the Memorial Tree on the Superhero Path, while pens and pieces of paper lie on the first floor in the Reflection Zone.
“The surprise is not only the large number of opinions left by visitors, but also their form. When creating the project of the permanent exhibition, we assumed that in these days of modern technological solutions that they would be visitors’ primary choice of sharing their opinions. Meanwhile, we see that the traditional form of writing on a piece of paper is chosen much more often. Surprisingly, the opinions themselves are also very often extremely emotional, being the result of the impact of the permanent exhibition on the visitor’s experience. What also draws my attention is the age of the authors of these opinions. They include both very young people and those with a lot of life experience” highlighted Dorota Mleczko, Remembrance Museum director.
Due to limited space, some of the cards left in the Reflection Zone have been archived by museum staff. Others can be found on a special rack on the first floor of the facility.
The Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents at 2 A Kolbego Street in Oświęcim is open from Tuesday to Sunday from: 10.00-18.00.
Admission is free on Tuesdays for individual visitors.