“For most people who were imprisoned in the ghetto, Radegast Station was either the first thing they saw after arriving or the last they saw of it before their death. The whole ghetto passed through this point.”
Established over six years ago, the Museum of Computer and Information Technology in Katowice, southern Poland, plans to cooperate with the prestigious National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, located close to London.
The fourteen winning films will be featured in a POLIN museum exhibition which includes Roman Gutek, founder of the Warsaw Film Festival and film distribution company Gutek Film.
A new museum encourages people to take a rummage through Poland’s communist past and learn what life was like under the Party.
The museum bears the name of the Czartoryskis, a Polish princely family. Founded in Puławy in 1801 by Princess Izabela Czartoryska, it claims to be the oldest museum facility in Poland.
Behind a series of heavily secured doors lies a dusty, 15-square-metre room holding over 1,300 devils. Most are carved from wood but others are sculpted from coal, cast from metal and even put together from old railway engine parts. The curious museum is not an anachronistic joke, though. It offers a fascinating and unique look at how the devil has been portrayed in Polish folk culture over the centuries.
After experiencing some dark days after the end of communism, neon is bouncing back and a Polish-British couple are the forefront of its return.
Talking to TFN in August last year, museum owner Grażyna Kulczyk said: “Artists, movements and ideas that to date have been marginalised or left outside of the canon will move centre stage and be given new opportunities to be heard. In particular, though not exclusively, female artists will be offered new contexts and positions.”
Over 2.15 million people visited the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, in southern Poland in 2018, the Auschwitz Museum wrote on its website on Friday. This is almost 50,000 more visitors than in 2017.
Fears about the gentrification of the Praga district mount as one of the area’s unique attractions packs its bags and heads across the river.