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28.03.2024

Roman Hrabar was born on 28 March 1909 in Kolomyia, then annexed to Austria. His parents were Stefan and Wanda Hrabara. He received a sound education, including piano lessons in Vienna.

22.03.2024

On 22 March this year, the Little Way of the Cross dedicated to the former prisoners of the German concentration camp for Polish children on Przemyslowa Street in Lodz took place for the third time. Participants in the event set off from the parish of St Mary of Grace after the 7pm Mass. The event was co-organised by the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism, which prepared a guide with reflections for the Stations of the Cross.

01.03.2024

1 March is the Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day. Consequently, the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism has organised a meeting of young people from Łódź with Janusz Niemiec, the youngest political prisoner in the Polish People’s Republic as well as a representative of the Association of Children of Cursed Soldiers.

26.02.2024

22 February 2024 was the date of the 2nd (regional) stage of the Provincial Historical Competition “We were just children. Gehenna of Polish Children during World War II and after” for elementary schools. Eighteen contestants took part in the competition organised thanks to the hospitality of the Public High School of the Łódź University of Technology. Due to the rules of the competition, not all of the pupils could qualify for the provincial stage. To the ones who, despite their vast knowledge, did not make it further during the regional stage, we would like to wish all the best in their other educational endeavours, and we hope that the seed of their passion for history – sown when they prepared for our competition – will be carefully nurtured. We would like to thank all the committed parents and the exceptional teachers we were lucky to meet during the competition.

23.02.2024

The historians of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism have found photographs of former prisoners of the German concentration camp for Polish children on Przemysłowa Street in Łódź. However, many of the children shown in the photos are unknown. That is why we have started the campaign “The nameless ones – identifying the children from the camp on Przemysłowa Street” – announces dr Ireneusz Piotr Maj, the Head of the Museum.

09.02.2024

On 28 February 2024, educators and historians of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism would like to invite the teachers of the humanities from elementary and secondary schools from Łódź and the Łódź Voivodeship to a conference dedicated to history and teaching methods entitled: “Child in the face of war on the example of the camp at Przemysłowa Street”. The event, conducted under the honorary patronage of the Museum of Polish Children, is organised by the Centre for the Development of Education in Łódź Voivodeship.

23.01.2024

We warmly welcome everyone to avail of the opportunity we have provided for this year’s winter holidays. The theme of the activities is “Childhood then and now”.

19.01.2024

On 19 January 2024, to celebrate the 79th anniversary of the closing of the German occupation in Łódź, at the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism, there was a meeting with a witness of history, Mrs Barbara Paciorkiewicz, who, as a Polish child during WWII, was subject to Germanisation.

18.01.2024

After the crew of the camp at Przemysłowa Street ran away, there were approx. 800–900 children who remained in the camp and were soon taken care of by nearby families from Łódź. Some of the children tried to reach their family homes, often located several hundred kilometres away. Unfortunately, some of those who reached their destination did not find any of their loved ones because they had died in German camps or prisons or had not yet returned from the forcible transfer to labour camps in the Reich – said dr Ireneusz Piotr Maj, director of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism, in connection with the celebration of the 79th anniversary of the closing of the camp at Przemysłowa Street.

16.01.2024

On 14 January 1949, there was a trial before the regional court in Łódź acquitting the Pohl family (Jan, his wife, Janina, and their children, Mieczysław and Eugenia, the ill-famed guard at the camp at Przemysłowa Street in Łódź, the German concentration camp for Polish children), accused of signing the Volksliste during World War II. The legal basis for the proceedings was the decree of 28 June 1946, On the criminal liability for renouncing nationality during the 1939–1945 war, which was the last of the principal legislative acts by which the communist authorities tried to regulate this issue.

13.01.2024

During the Second World War, forms of repression by the occupying forces took on a wide variety of forms, affecting many levels of not only public but also private life. For example, the German occupier banned people from being in public spaces by marking park benches, tram carriages or eating establishments with the sign Nur fϋr Deutsche (for Germans only), and marriages between the Polish and German people were banned. Children were also subjected to particular forms of repression.

11.01.2024

How can you easily arrange an exhibition space in your school that will inspire your school community to carry out out-of-the-box historical or educational activities?

How do we get young people to learn about history told from the perspective of their peers?

We encourage you to rent the exhibitions of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism in Łódź free of charge.

10.01.2024

We would like to invite you to a meeting with an exceptional witness to history - Ms Barbara Paciorkiewicz, whose story will stay in our hearts for a long time.

21.12.2023

The Polen-Jugendverwahrlager der Sicherheitspolizei in Litzmannstadt (PJVL) was a type of German concentration camp for Polish children operating in occupied Łódź from December 1942 to January 1945. A branch camp was opened in Dzierżązna in March 1943, which - like the main camp - existed until January 1945. The camp's commandant was Saxon-born Friedrich Camillo Ehrlich, head of the German Criminal Police (Kripo) in occupied Łódź from January 1942 to January 1945.

11.12.2023

“The stories reflected in the letters addressed to loved ones clearly show us the suffering experienced 80 years ago by Polish children from the German camp on Przemyslowa Street, while reminding us of the tragedy of Ukrainian children unfolding before our eyes,” said the Director of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism in connection with the vernissage of the exhibition “Two Wars – One Pain” / Дві війни - одне страждання, which took place on December 11 this year on the square in front of the Auditorium Maximum of Warsaw University.

01.12.2023

On December 1, 2023, at the St. Wojciech cemetery in Lodz, in the presence of guests including Survivors of the German camp on Przemyslowa Street together with their families as well as family members of people murdered during the war and of inmates of the Lodz camps who died after the war, representatives of state, local government and church institutions, as well as residents of Lodz, a ceremony was held to unveil a monument to the Memory of Polish Children – Victims of German Camps in Lodz and the Surrounding Areas. The monument was initiated by the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism.

 

15.11.2023

“During preliminary research in foreign archives, in the National Collection of Aerial Photography in Scotland, the Museum’s historians found a series of photographs of Lodz taken from a Luftwaffe plane on August 12, 1944. Thanks to them, it was possible to develop an accurate plan of the camp, which differs from previously known reconstructions,” said Dr. Ireneusz Piotr Maj, director of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism, in connection with gaining access to new source materials.

09.11.2023

“Our annual participation in the March is an expression of the will to preserve the memory of the most vulnerable victims of World War II,” said Dr. Ireneusz Piotr Maj, director of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism, in connection with the 10th March of Remembrance of the victims of the German concentration camp for Polish children on Przemyslowa Street in Lodz.

02.10.2023

The dramatic stories of the youngest victims of war were told through the photographs and letters written by children, showing the brutal reality of war as confronted with children's helplessness and hopes – says Ireneusz Piotr Maj, PhD, Director of the Museum of Polish Children - Victims of Totalitarianism, in connection with the opening of the Museum's exhibition entitled "Let's hope my 'I love you' doesn't come too late".Children’s letters from the war. The opening of the exhibition took place on October 2, 2023, at the Polish Institute in Berlin.

02.10.2023

"I clean the rooms and do some other jobs. Jerzy came from the hospital healthy, but now he is sick again with pneumonia and pleural fluid. I'm very worried that he might get worse." – we read in an excerpt from a child's letter from the camp on Przemysłowa Street. This and many other memoirs of Polish and Ukrainian children affected by the trauma of the war are on display at the latest exhibition of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism, titled "Two Wars – One Pain”.The opening of the exhibition took place on October 2, 2023 at Berlin's Washington Square. The exhibition was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

29.09.2023

“Polish children lost during the Second World War” – this was the title of a historical debate held as part of the Third Convention of Survivors of the Przemysłowa Concentration Camp. In addition to the debate, the two-day event also included a concert performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Stanisław Moniuszko Music School Complex in Łódź, as well as a screening of the Museum's latest film entitled “Stolen Identity – Polish Children of War,” directed by Katarzyna Pełka-Wolsztajn.

19.09.2023

"Heart in a Backpack," “Children of Warsaw" and "March of Mokotów" were just some of the patriotic songs heard during the concert titled “Scouts’ Circle of Remembrance of the Warsaw Uprising”. The event was dedicated to the memory of Basia Nazdrowicz, a liaison officer in the Warsaw Uprising and a scout of the 6th Warsaw Girl Scout Troop. The concert will be held on September 19 at 6 pm in the auditorium of the Academy of Film, Art and Design at 65 Targowa Street in Lodz.

10.09.2023

“The arrests of Polish children from the town of Mosina on the 10th of September 1943 was not only a stage in their wartime ordeal. It is also a symbol of the policies of the German and Soviet occupiers, which were aimed at destroying Polishness by striking at what is most precious to the future of any national community, namely children. We must remember that this event was part of planned actions, the consequences of which included the fate of Polish children displaced, deported, Germanized, Russified and killed in camps and gulags. Children who heroically defended Warsaw and other Polish cities. Children who shared the fate of their parents, the Unbroken Soldiers”, said the Director of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism in connection with the celebration of the National Day of Polish Children of War, held for the first time on the 10th of September this year.

30.08.2023

"In September 1943, I was arrested. I was still a minor at the time, and so I was sent to a camp for minors in Lodz, along with 50 other children from Mosina. For me, it was a harrowing experience, also due to the fact that my parents and sisters had been arrested the day before.  I remember that the Germans came for me at 9 a.m., gathered us in one of the halls in Mosina, then took us by truck to Poznan, and then to Lodz," said Kazimierz Cieslewicz, a former prisoner of the camp on Przemyslowa Street. This is one of the many quotes that can be found on the boards of the Museum's latest exhibition. The opening of the exhibition was held on August 30 this year in the building of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland.

23.08.2023

“Calm, objective and full of humor, with his knowledge and perseverance he won the respect of both superiors and subordinates. Warsztaty (the Workshop) unit under his lead became compact, focused mainly on combat training, meticulously supervised by Dąbski” – this is how Lesław Bartelski described Zdzisław Dąbski, co-founder of the Home Army Regiment “Baszta” (the Turret) and a second lieutenant in the reserve, in a book titled Pułk AK Baszta (Home Army Regiment Baszta).

20.08.2023

Children’s Martyrdom Monument, assembly yard, quarantine station or atelier are just some of the sites at the former German concentration camp for Polish children on Przemyslowa Street in Lodz. As of today, you can take a virtual walk through the most important sites related to the history of the camp, via the Museum's official website.

10.08.2023

Once, a sick five-year-old boy was brought to the hospital. His mother by his side. He was already dying. The mother, I noticed, was restless and embarrassed to say that the child had not been baptised. Looking at the child, I saw that the boy was moribund but could not die. I took some water, baptised him and the child died so peacefully" – we read in the memoirs of Sister Stefania Fiodorczuk, who ministered in the orphanages for the Children of Zamość. Many similar testimonies are to be found on the boards of the latest exhibition of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism, titled “They Will Drive Us Out and Kill Us. The Fate of the Children of the Zamość Region on the 80th Anniversary of the Zamość Operation".

14.07.2023

On 13 July 2023, during the 79th session of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, the National Day of the Polish Children of War was established. The date of 10 September was chosen to celebrate the new holiday, referring to the tragic events in Mosina of 1943. The idea for the date came from the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism.

05.07.2023

“The online database of Polish children imprisoned in the German concentration camp on Przemyslowa Street was created in response to appeals from their families. We are being contacted by relatives of Survivors or children murdered in the camp who, so far unsuccessfully, have been searching for any information about their loved ones,” explained Dr. Ireneusz Piotr Maj, director of the Museum, in connection with the launch of the database of former prisoners of the Przemyslowa camp.

30.06.2023

“Thanks to the initiative taken by the Museum of Polish Children - Victims of Totalitarianism, Polish children who lost their lives during World War II will be commemorated with dignity. The monument, which will soon be erected at the St. Wojciech Roman Catholic cemetery in Lodz, will be a place reminding us of the tragedy of the youngest victims of totalitarian Germany,” explains Dr. Ireneusz Piotr Maj, the director of the Museum, in connection with the announcement of the best designs for the monument dedicated to Polish children, victims of German crimes in Lodz. 

16.06.2023

During a session of the Sejm's Culture and Media Committee, members of parliament approved an act on establishing September 10th as National Day of Polish Children of War. The session was attended by Ireneusz Piotr Maj PhD, who gave statement of reasons for the date of September 10th suggested by the Museum of Polish Children - Victims of Totalitarianism as the most appropriate date for the celebration of the National Day of Polish Children of War.

26.05.2023

The sight of a grisly murder of a child by the German occupant or death in a gas chamber was the tragic fate of many Polish mothers during WWII. The situation was quite different in the Third Reich, where German mothers with many children received the Cross of Honour of the German Mother (German: Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter) from Adolf Hitler.

26.04.2023

We cordially invite you to the Night of Museums, which will take place on May 13, 2023. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Museum at 90 Piotrkowska Street.

20.04.2023

 On the initiative of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism, a monument to Polish children who were victims of German crimes will be erected at the St. Wojciech Catholic Cemetery in Łódź. The construction of the monument will be financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. – the Museum's patron – has also pledged its support. On April 20, a press conference was held in the Museum to announce the open competition for the design of the monument.

04.04.2023

Cooperation in organising exhibitions, conferences, publications and joint research are the main premises of the agreement between the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism and the Jan Karski Institute for War Losses. The agreement was signed on 4 April 2023 at the Museum.

31.03.2023

A Little Way of the Cross dedicated to the former prisoners of the German concentration camp on Przemysłowa Street in Łódź set out from the parish of St. Mary of Grace in Łódź on March 31. Stations of the Way of the Cross are located on the site of the former camp. Participants began the penitential service after the 8 p.m. Mass. The Little Way of the Cross was under the patronage of our Museum.

31.03.2023

The Academy of Social and Media Culture (AKSiM) in Toruń is another institution with which the Museum has recently established cooperation. One of the terms of the agreement is the organisation of competitions for students of the Toruń-based academy. The forthcoming competition will concern the preparation of short films about the German concentration camp for Polish children in Łódź.

23.03.2023

Archive workshops for young historians and the participation of students in selected historical source material searches are the most important points of the cooperation agreement signed between Muzeum Dzieci Polskich – ofiar totalitaryzmu [eng. the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism] and the Public High School of the Łódź University of Technology.

23.03.2023

"Some Germans, SS men from the camp staff, working in leading positions, maintained constant terror – they beat and tortured prisoners. I have in mind here the notorious August (...). He would beat the prisoners not only at work, but he would come after the assembly, order you to lie down or assume a certain position and he would torture you," reads the testimony of Stefan Marczewski, a former prisoner of the camp on Przemysłowa Street. The profile of Edward August (a camp guard) and the latest findings of the Museum's historians were presented at a press conference on 23 March 2023.

19.03.2023

"Zapłakana Polska" [eng. "Weeping Poland"], "Nielegalne kwiaty" [eng. "Illegal Flowers"], "Sierpniowa piosenka" [eng. "August Song"], "Taki kraj" [eng. "Such a Country"] and "Żeby Polska była Polska [eng. "Let Poland Be Poland"] are the titles of just some of the songs heard today during Jan Pietrzak's concert at the All Saints' Church in Gieczno.

17.03.2023

"I lived and worked in a hole near the mill. Together with other girls I collected stones, harvested potatoes and worked in the house of the owner of the Fuge estate. For minor offenses we were punished in such a way that we were sent to dig up tree stumps, were not given supper, were locked in the cellar..." recalled Danuta Kęsik, a former inmate of the Dzierżązna sub-camp. This is one of the quotes you will be able to read on the board of the Museum's new open-air exhibition entitled "Only work and hunger. The history of a branch of the German concentration camp for Polish children." The opening of the exhibition took place on March 17 this year in the manor park in Dzierżązna.

13.03.2023

The memorial plaque, which was unveiled at the Łódź Board of Education, is an expression of our remembrance of the youngest victims of German crimes in Łódź. We know that the subject of the German concentration camp for Polish children on Przemysłowa Street is very important, especially from an educational point of view. By addressing this issue, we are meeting the need to supplement the core curriculum in history," said Dr. Ireneusz Piotr Maj, Director of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism.

09.03.2023

"As part of the procedure for admission to the camp, the children had their heads shaved. They were stripped of their civilian clothes. In return, they received gray denim uniforms – a sweatshirt, pants and cap for the boys and a dress and sweatshirt for the girls. Instead of shoes, the children were given wooden clogs," reads the Museum's publication "An Extraordinary Polish Family. The story of Gertruda Nowak – a child from the camp on Przemysłowa Street", which was presented together with an exhibition of the same name on March 9 in Gminny Centrum Kultury, Sportu, Turystyki i Rekreacji [eng. the Municipal Center of Culture, Sport, Tourism and Recreation in Dzierżązna].

03.03.2023

"It doesn't end there... The story of the childrens’ camp on Przemysłowa Street" and "Geheime Reichssache Kinderlager Schicksale in Polen” are the titles of the films presented today by the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism during a screening at the Łódź Cultural Center. 

02.03.2023

On March 2 this year, Muzeum Dzieci Polskich – ofiar totalitaryzmu [eng. Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism] hosted a meeting of high school students in Łódź with Mr. Janusz Niemiec-Żubryd, a representative of Stowarzyszenie Dzieci Żołnierzy Wyklętych [eng. Association of Children of Cursed Soldiers], also known as the youngest political prisoner of the Stalinist era in Poland.

01.03.2023

Janusz Niemiec-Żubryd was born in 1941. He was the son of Antoni Żubryd, a commander of the Independent Operational Battalion of the National Armed Forces (NSZ), alias “Zuch”. In June 1945, at the age of four, he and his grandmother were arrested for the first time by the Security Office. He was released a few days later, however, after his father issued an ultimatum to the communist authorities, threatening to execute seven captured Civic Militia officers if his son and mother-in-law continued to be detained. In 1946, after the Security Office agent Jerzy Vaulin carried out the assassination of the Żubryds, their son Janusz was arrested again by the Security Office, making him the youngest political prisoner of the Stalin era in Poland.

28.02.2023

Cooperation regarding the distribution of films produced by Muzeum Dzieci Polskich – ofiar totalitaryzmu [eng. Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism] by Łódzki Dom Kultury [eng. Łódź Cultural Center] is the main objective of concluding a cooperation agreement between the two institutions. The signing of the letter of intent for the implementation of joint activities took place on February 28, 2023 at the Museum at 90 Piotrkowska Street in Łódź.

23.02.2023

A screening of the documentary films “To się nie kończy... Historia dzieci z obozu na Przemysłowej” ["It doesn't end there… The story of children from the camp on Przemysłowa Street"] and "Geheime Reichssache Kinderlager Schicksale in Poland" will take place at 6 pm on March 3 at Łódzki Dom Kultury. If you wish to attend the event, please sign up by email: filmy@muzeumdziecipolskich.pl. Admission to the screening is free.

22.02.2023

"I was so exhausted that I cried and prayed for death," wrote Halina Cubrzyńska-Kryszkiewicz, a former inmate of the camp on Przemysłowa Street, in her memoirs. Similar quotes can be found at the Museum's exhibition “Nauczono nas płakać bez łez...” ["We were taught to cry without tears..."], which was presented today in the main square of Zgierz. The event is part of a series of commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the establishment of a branch of the camp for Polish children in Dzierżązna. The exhibition was followed by a historical debate at the Zgierz Municipality Office.

09.02.2023

“I find it hard to understand how Eugenia Pol could hide two, so drastically different faces. Working at a day care facility, she was an unflawed and kind person. She was so caring towards children (…). This is beyond my comprehension that, a few years back, Eugenia Pol was capable of doing so terrible and cruel things to kids as a guard at a concentration camp for Polish children,”said Marianna Tomasik, who had worked at the same nursery as Eugenia Pol, in her conversation with a historian.

07.02.2023

“On 10.09.1943, my entire family was arrested by the Gestapo and deported to concentration camps. Together with my sister and brother, I was sent to a camp for Polish children and adolescents on Przemysłowa Street in Łódź," said Janina Bajroszewska, the youngest former inmate known by name of the camp on Przemysłowa Street in Łódź, thanks to the Museum historians' research.

03.02.2023

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the demonstration funeral organized by residents of Siedlce for the "Children of Zamojszczyzna" who died during one of the transports.

19.01.2023

On 19 January 2023, the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism entered into a cooperation agreement with the Łódź Board of Education. The institutions will undertake joint activities to promote knowledge about the tragic fate of children imprisoned in the German concentration camp on Przemysłowa Street in Łódź. The main idea behind the agreement is the organisation of historical competitions and the promotion of the Museum's first multimedia exhibition „Mamo czemu nie przyjeżdżać? Listy dzieci z obozu na Przemysłowej” [“Mother, why aren't you coming?

 

18.01.2023

“In the last days of the camp, we were terrified. We were afraid that the Germans would kill us, so we hid under the lower bunks (...). On the last day after waking up, when I went outside, I noticed that there were no guards on the camp grounds," recalled Henryk Łyszkowicz, a former prisoner of the camp on Przemysłowa Street, in an interview with Dr. Ireneusz Piotr Maj, director of the Museum.

17.01.2023

“The issue of a stamp dedicated to the German concentration camp for Polish children in Łódź is further evidence of our remembrance of the victims of this place. The tragedy of the minor prisoners, for which the German occupiers were responsible, requires that we talk about it," stressed Dr. Ireneusz Piotr Maj, Director of the Museum, in connection with the presentation of the postage stamp "German camp for Polish children in Łódź (1942-1945)". The event took place on the eve of the 78th anniversary of the end of the camp on Przemysłowa Street.

11.01.2023

A music video for the song "The Children from Przemysłowa Street" has just been released. The song, performed by Czeslaw Mozil and the choir and orchestra of the Stanisław Moniuszko Music School Complex in Łódź, promotes the Museum's latest documentary film, "It Doesn't End There... The Story of the Children from the Camp on Przemysłowa Street".

News archive
A song by Forteca
11.12.2021

The 11th of December 2021 marks the 79th anniversary of the first transport of the little prisoners to the German concentration camp for Polish children on Przemysłowa Street in Łódź. On that day, the 25-month period of the torment of the youngest victims of the Nazi regime started.

Premiere of the To było tu (“It Was Here”) animated film
07.12.2021

This touching animated film tells the story of a little girl who is taken from the present to the German concentration camp for Polish children on Przemysłowa Street in Łódź, where her fate could have been changed forever.

79 years ago...
02.12.2021

On the 1st of December 2021, 79 years have passed since the establishment of the concentration camp for Polish children in Łódź. Those who managed to survive it had to endure the psychological and physical anguish from the trauma they had experienced in the camp for many years after the war ended. To commemorate these events, the museum organised a solemn meeting with the participation of the survivors themselves, featuring a premiere of the historical fiction film, Nauczono nas płakać bez łez… (“We Learned to Cry Without Tears”), and a publication bearing the same title.

26.11.2021

Historians from the Museum of Polish Children - Victims of Totalitarianism have discovered the burial places of child victims of the German concentration camp in Łódź that had previously remained unknown. The tormented Polish children were buried at the St. Wojciech Roman Catholic Church in Łódź.  So far, the researchers have managed to locate 77 such locations. Two graves have remained intact, while the burial places of the other 75 victims are now the graves of other people. The decision on further steps will be made by the Institute of National Remembrance. 

Docudrama
17.11.2021

The museum intends to remind us of the stories of the former prisoners of the German camp for Polish children on Przemysłowa Street. It is currently working a fictionalised film based on the memories of the survivors. 

The premiere of this film is on the 1st of December.

Remembrance March of the victims of the German concentration camp for Polish children in Łódź
04.11.2021

Hunger, humiliation, pain and death from exhaustion – it is hard to imagine the endless suffering of the child prisoners of the camp in Łódź on Przemysłowa Street. We are obliged to make sure that this tragedy will never be forgotten. 

 

 

School classes prepared by teams of educators and historians from the museum have started
21.10.2021

We have the first school visit behind us! The classes, prepared by a team of educators and historians from the museum, help youths learn the history of their city and the fate of children who were held prisoner in the German camp on Przemysłowa Street. 

Meeting survivors of the Przemysłowa Street camp
02.10.2021

A unique journey for more memories. In Mosina, we met survivors of the Przemysłowa Street camp – Bohdan Kończak and Wojciech Skibiński – and their families.

Letters found from children at the camp on Przemysłowa Street
24.09.2021

"Please send me some grey soap and a spoon because I have nothing to eat with. Please send me some saccharin and fry me 20 pancakes, Mummy..."
The significance of the recently found letters of children from the Przemysłowa Street camp was discussed during today's press conference by the Head of the Museum, Ireneusz Maj (PhD) and Andrzej Janicki (PhD).

Cooperation with the Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic
16.09.2021
Cooperation with the Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic

We are beginning cooperation with the Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic! Thanks to the courtesy of the host – Jacek Marian Pawłowicz, the Head of the aforementioned museum – our Head of the museum, Ireneusz Maj, had an opportunity to familiarise himself not only with the collections of the museum in Warsaw, but also with the experience of its team.

Previously unknown letters sent by Polish children from the German camp
15.09.2021
This correspondence is invaluable. A few days ago, we obtained eight original letters", notifies Ireneusz Maj (PhD), the Acting Head of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism. These documents were found during the course of an inquiry into private collections.
12.09.2021

Thank you. We thank our wonderful guests – the former prisoners of the Przemysłowa Street camp – for this meeting, a wonderful time and for all of the great emotions and memories. It was an invaluable source of knowledge. At the same time, we want to thank the friends of the museum for their presence and support during these two days. We know how important you consider our work to be because history is something that needs to be remembered.

The 77th anniversary of the liquidation of Litzmannstadt Ghetto
27.08.2021

Today marks an important date in the history of Łódź – the 77th anniversary of the liquidation of Litzmannstadt Ghetto. During the celebrations commemorating this event, Ireneusz Maj (PhD), Head of the Museum of Polish Children – Victims of Totalitarianism, laid flowers and read a letter addressed to the ceremony’s participants on behalf of Professor Piotr Gliński (PhD), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

Appeal by the survivors of the former German camp
14.09.2021

We are at the end of the road of life. (...) we have no time left for the future – the survivors, former prisoners of the German concentration camp for Polish children, urge the authorities of the city of Łódź to transfer a building in aid of the museum.