The exhibition "Fight and Suffering. The Poles during World War II", with photographs and informative material about the fate of Poland during the war, was inaugurated at the National Museum of History of Moldova. The exhibition will be open to the general public until the end of November.
According to Wojciech Mrozowski, deputy director of the Polish Institute in București, the story of the war drama has been prepared by one of the most modern museums in the world - the World War II Museum in Gdansk, as well as by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Polish Republic, and will be presented in different languages in over 60 countries of the world.
The Polish Institute in București has prepared the Romanian version, enriching it with topics related to the Polish-Romanian relations during World War II and with photographs obtained from the national archives of Romania illustrating the lives in Romania of 60 -100 thousand Polish refugees.
Bartlomiej Zdaniuk, Polish ambassador to Chișinău, said that the event takes place during the Polish Week in Chișinău. According to him, most of the photographs presented are known to the Poles, because they show what difficulties they have gone through. The Poles fought for independence and suffered. For the indepence of the country, development, prosperity, power and influence are important. "We continue the fight, maybe with less suffering. It is a fight for prosperity, through reforms that we implement", said the ambassador.
Eugen Sava, director of the National Museum of History of Moldova, said that the consequences of World War II are known worldwide. Poland has probably suffered the most. "I commend the Polish people for their bravery and courage during World War II", said the museum director.
The invasion of Poland began on September 1, 1939, just one week after the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed, and ended on October 6, when the entire land of Poland was occupied by Germans and Soviets.