Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"

by Fundacja Kresy-Syberia
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Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"
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Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"
Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"
Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"
Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"
Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"
Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"
Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"
Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"
Kresy-Siberia "Keep Their Memory Alive"

Project Report | Sep 27, 2022
Continuing work on new museum and 2023 planning

By Anna Pacewicz | Kresy-Siberia Foundation Chair

Home Page - Special Exhibitions
Home Page - Special Exhibitions

Welcome members and donors to our autumn update! Work has been continuing on the new Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum Plaform

Special Exhibitions

All the Special Exhibitions are now live, with the main Exhibitions page complete and all added to the menu. These are:

  • Polish Naval Memories of WWII 1939-1947
  • Berling's Army
  • The Polish 1st Armoured Division
  • People of the Polish 2nd Corps
  • The Story of the Polish Children in Esfahan
  • Polish Border Protections Corps 1924-1939
  • Belarusians in Polish Regular Military Formations
  • Identity and Culture - Autograph Books and Diaries of Polish Children in Exile 1940-1950
  • Zbigniew & Waclaw Kurzweil 

The exhibitions for Berling's Army, The Polish 1st Armoured Division and People of the Polish 2nd Corps have been created in a digital book format, embedded with photographs, links and survivor testimony clips of the featured veterans.

Iran Archives Section

In the Sources for the Wall of Tribute, Shelley has also been adding transcribed files to the Iran Archives section - these are lists of persons preserved in the Polish Embassy in Tehran, Iran from 1942 to 1945. 

Service Costs of the Museum

In addition to the physical work that Shelley is doing on the virtual museum, your donations also help with our service costs. This month we have paid for the license renewals for Gravity Forms & Perks, WPML. Thank you Shelley and also Artur in Poland (who does our server back-ups) for navigating us through the very technical aspects of operating a virtual museum.

New Zealand Gallery 

This month work has started on the New Zealand Gallery, Poland Refugees in New Zealand 1944 - 1951. This involves:

  • reviewing the original content and planning new layouts
  • creating the "home" page for the new section
  • adding content to the main page and creating a global header and footer
  • adding modals for all introduction section; working on menu structure and links
  • starting the inner exhibition pages.

Irena Lowe, our representative in New Zealand who curated the New Zealand Gallery writes that "we have a Polish Festival in Wellington on 2nd October and we are celebrating 150 years of the Polish Communities in Aotearoa. Part of it is a dedicated space for celebrating our community and there will be posters about our families and why and how they came to NZ. Our Wellington community is very much tied into migration caused by WW2 and hence the NZ Gallery is very informative. We also have a 12 panel exhibition which describes the journey of the orphans and later soldiers that came to NZ." If you would like any further information about the Festival please get in touch!


As we mentioned in our previous report we are planning a conference and gathering in September 2023 with our partner, the Sybir Memorial Museum in Bialystok. Our Executive Committee member Stanley Urban, who lives in Warsaw, has just visited the museum and writes, "Friends, thanks to Marcin's (Marcin Kawala) wonderful introduction we were received by the director Wojciech Sleszynski. He is very open to their association with Kresy-Siberia. It's a new museum and they're looking for content. He assured me that we're most welcome to meet there next year. It was a most rewarding visit and experience. Well worth the day spent. I recommend it."

We will keep you updated as our conference plans progress! In the meantime, we thank you for your on-going support to our valuble work.

People of the Polish 2nd Corps Exhibition
People of the Polish 2nd Corps Exhibition
Link to Google Drive PDFs of the Iran Archives
Link to Google Drive PDFs of the Iran Archives


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Fundacja Kresy-Syberia

Location: Warszawa, mazowieckie - Poland
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Twitter: @KresySiberia
Project Leader:
Stefan Wisniowski
Warszawa , mazowieckie Poland
$40,926 raised of $60,000 goal
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