Designed by Nizio Design International studio, the Mausoleum of Martyrdom of Polish Villages in Michniów covers over 1,700 m2 and has 11 concrete segments, five of which are closed off to the elements by glass while the other six remain open structures.
According to Mirosław Nizio, the principal architect and designer, the museum will follow “a timeless form” that will enable people to “nurture” the memory and spiritual heritage of the priest.”
Held for the first time in 2018, the National Remembrance Day of Poles Saving Jews under German Occupation has been gaining traction ever since. However, outside of Poland – and even sometimes within it – the event that inspired it remains little known.
The items on display come from the Warsaw National Museum’s antiquity collection, which numbers over 18,000 items, making it the leading collection on the ancient world in this part of Europe.
TFN talks to Mirosław Nizio, the man who has reinvented the museum experience as we know it.