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"

Project Report | Sep 15, 2021
Official Reopening of Kresy Siberia Virtual Museum

By Anna Pacewicz | Chair of the Kresy-Siberia Foundation

The new home page
The new home page

Kresy-Siberia was started on 17 September 2001 by Stefan Wisniowski, the Australia-based, Polish-Canadian son of a Siberian deportee. It started as as an internet discussion forum concerned with research, remembrance, and recognition of the Polish Citizens of all faiths and ethnicities that were persecuted by the Soviet Union during the Second World War.

By 2008, our collection of websites began to reach capacity and a decision was made to create the Kresy-Siberia Foundation, headquartered in Warsaw. The Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum was officially opened in the Senate of the Republic of Poland on 17 September 2009, on the 70th Anniversary of the Soviet invasion.

The Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum serves not only to preserve the group’s member collections, but also includes the collections and scholarly works of many individual historians, active research institutes and archives around the world. It provides an accessible window into this poorly known history and a base from which educational programs are being developed.

As you know we have been working extremely hard for over a year now on a full up-grade to our virtual museum to improve online visitor interactions and bring the computer programming up-to-date to ensure the preservation of the platform into the future. One of the last tasks was working on the site translations.

That work is now completed and - on the 20th Anniversary of the creation of Kresy-Siberia - we are thrilled to unveil the newly re-built virtual museum at www.kresy-siberia.org in time for the commemorations on the 17 September 2021.

We welcome you to the new and improved platform and we invite you to visit. For existing users we would really appreciate your feedback - please take the time to review your family testimonies, photographs, biographies and documents. Please send any comments to admin@kresy-siberia.org 

A special thanks to our wonderful Shelley Upton for her tireless work and dedication, to Artur Golicz in Poland who looks after the server and to Irena Lowe in New Zealand for her own tireless work in testing the new site.

We need and welcome your support and your contributions, your time, your talents, and your financial support in order to maintain this work that has become our passion – to honour the Polish citizens who so heroically struggled for freedom and for life itself in the eastern Borderlands and in exile outside their beloved Poland during the Second World War.

The new Galleries
The new Galleries
The new Wall of Tribute landing page
The new Wall of Tribute landing page
The new Wall of Tribute biography page
The new Wall of Tribute biography page
The new Hall of Images
The new Hall of Images

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Fundacja Kresy-Syberia

Location: Warszawa, mazowieckie - Poland
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @KresySiberia
Project Leader:
Stefan Wisniowski
Warszawa , mazowieckie Poland
$40,775 raised of $60,000 goal
 
695 donations
$19,225 to go
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