Polish News Translated - Zagan April 5

By Marcus FichtlApril 5, 2024

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New Museum of Ceramics Open in Bolesławiec!

Bolesławiec ceramics, famous mugs, plates, bowls with blue stamps, is one of the hits of Lower Silesia. From 3 April, you will be able to admire the Bolesławiec ceramics in the new seat of the Museum of Ceramics. They were decorated in the magnificent, restored palace of Pückler.

In the Museum of Ceramics in Bolesławiec you could learn about, the tradition of ceramic products, as well as the history of the city. Until now, however, the exhibits were scattered in two buildings, which did not make it easier to visit. That's gonna change. The museum will operate from 3 April in the new headquarters. It is a combination of modernity, world design with historic buildings.

The museum was moved from two buildings to the historic palace of Pückler at Zgorzeletecka Street. There is two times more space here than in previous buildings. A large exhibition was created, combining threads related to the history of the city and Bolesławiec ceramics. There is also a large park for museologists.

More details you can find at www.muzeum.boleslawiec.pl

Source www.boleslawiec.naszemiasto.pl at 05.04.2024

Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Great Escape in Zagan.

In Żagań, several-day celebrations of the 80th anniversary of the Great Escape from the Żagan Stalag are running out. On Sunday, the crowds attracted a military town near the Museum of POW Camps, as well as celebrations in the forest, in the areas of the former camps and a path commemorating the Harry Tunnel, which the prisoners fled.

The largest number of events related to the celebration of the Great Escpae was on Saturday 23 March 2024. There was an unveiling of the mural, dedicated to the murdered Polish aviators, participants of the Great Escape, the Żagański Cross and many other events. On Sunday, March 24, 2024, a military town near the museum attracted real crowds, but the main ceremony, i.e. an appeal, among others with the participation of Anna Clunes, the British ambassador to Poland and Colonel Chris Brown, the British Defence attache.
The culmination was a tribute to the participants of the Great Escape. British soldiers carried photos murdered on Hitler's orders.

Sunday's celebrations began with a transport flight of Hercules C-130 and four F-16 fighters of the Polish Air Force over Żagan and over the place of celebration.

The Great Escape from the POW camp in Sagan (today’s Żagań) took place on the night of 24 to 25 March 1944. Initially, for the wires, the Harry Tunnel, which is 111 meters, few hundred prisoners get out. In the end, 80 airmen took part in the escape. The escape was only three: two Norwegians, Lieutenant Jens Muller and Sergeant Per Bergsland. They came to Szczecin, from where the sailors transported them to Sweden. The Dutchman Bram van der Stok reached Utrecht, from where the resistance movement moved him to the UK.

Source www.zagan.naszemiasto.pl at 05.04.2024

Regional governmental elections in Poland

At 7th April in Poland will be an election day. These day Poles will choose their city majors, city council squad, regional council squad. They will choose dedicated person which they want to give a chance to be a part of regional government. What is more if candidates for city majors will not achieve at least 50% of support, there will be II round which will take place at 21st April. In that day Poles will choose only between 2 highest rank candidates for being a city major.

That will be not only elections this year in Poland. Poles will choose their representatives to EU Parliament in June.

Source: www.wybory.gov.pl at 05.04.2024