02.08.2017 – GDANSK – MUSEUM OF THE II WW

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TICKETS TO THE WORLD WAR II MUSEUM WE BOUGHT ONLINE MUCH EARLIER. THE INFORMATION ON THE MUSEUM WEB PAGES VERY PRECISELY DEFINES THE RECOMMENDED VISIT TIME, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT DIFFERENT ENTRY HOURS. COST: STANDARD PLN 23, CONCESSIONS PLN 16. ON TUESDAYS, ONE WATCHES THE MAIN EXHIBITION FREE OF CHARGE. FREE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY AT TICKET OFFICES !!!

WE SHOULD START THE TOUR AT 10 a.m. UNFORTUNATELY, THE PLAN ENDED IN RUINS, BECAUSE FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON, SKM TRAIN FROM GDYNIA TO GDANSK GOT A BREAKDOWN AND THE TRAIN WHICH SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE STATION BEFORE 10 a.m. APPEARED WITH 45 MINUTES OF DELAY.

FROM THE GDANSK MAIN RAILWAY STATION TO THE THOROUGHLY MODERN MUSEUM BUILDING, LOCATED IN THE FORMER SHIPYARD AREA IS 1200 m.

4 HOURS OF SIGHTSEEING IS, IN MY OPINION, THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM.

KNOWING QUITE WELL THE THEME OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL BACKGROUND THAT LED TO IT, I BARELY FIT IN TIME. THE BIRTH OF FASCISM, COMMUNISM AND ALL NATIONALIST MOVEMENTS IN EUROPE AND IN THE FAR EAST HAVE BEEN PRESENTED VERY CAREFULLY AND METICULOUSLY. THIS INTRODUCTORY PART MAY UPSET SOME PEOPLE, BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY, AFTER A VERY THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF TODAY’S POLITICAL SITUATION IN POLAND, FATAL ASSOCIATIONS COME TO MIND.

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GDANSK – IN FRONT OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE MUSEUM OF THE II WW

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AS IN THE PREVIOUSLY VISITED THE EMIGRATION MUSEUM, MAINLY PHOTOGRAPHS AND COPIES OF DOCUMENTS WERE USED HERE AS WELL. ONE HAS TO READ A LOT. NOT TOO MANY – IN MY OPINION – THERE IS EXHIBITS AND DIORAMAS. BUT THE EXISTING ONES ARE IMPRESSIVE. ESPECIALLY SIZE WISE.

THE CONCEPT OF THE EXHIBITION REMINDS ME OF THE SIMILAR DISPLAY SEEN A FEW MONTHS AGO IN CAEN, IN FRANCE. THE FRENCH SHOW WAS ABOUT LANDING IN NORMANDY. THIS IS ABOUT THE SECOND WW. WE CAN BE PROUD.
DEFINITELY A MUST SEE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

AFTER LEAVING THE MUSEUM TOGETHER WITH THE FAMILY, WE WALKED THE STREETS OF THE GDANSK OLD TOWN WRAPPED IN STALLS OF THE DOMINIKANSKI FAIR. WE HAVE WATCHED THE OLD ANGLES KNOWN TO US: DLUGI TARG, DLUGIE POBRZEZE, MARIACKA Str., THE CHURCH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (CURRENTLY UNDER RENOVATION), PIWNA Str. AND SEVERAL MORE STREETS. THE CITY DEFINITELY CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

THE FAMILY EVENING SPENT ON THE SOPOT BEACH FINISHED THE OFFICIAL PART OF THIS TRIP TO THE SEASIDE …

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