Exhibition Opening: Operation AB – Katyn–The Destruction of the Polish Elite at the Beginning of WWII
Thank you to all everyone who traveled, from near and far, to attend last night’s exhibition opening of “Operation AB – Katyn: The Destruction of the Polish Elite at the Beginning of WWII,” at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. The exhibition, organized by, and circulated to the MMWC by, the Institute of National Remembrance, Poland is an important effort to report on a tragic, important, and poorly understood phase in WWII-era European history, particularly the terrible Katyn massacre. It is an honor to host this important historical exhibition and it was an honor to welcome so many guests to the museum for the opening.
Among the special visitors attending the exhibition opening was Dr. Łukasz Andrzej Kamiński, the President of the Institute of National Remembrance. It was a great experience to welcome Dr. Kaminski and his colleagues to the museum and to Indiana University.
The IU Polish Studies Center, led by Padraic Kenney, was the leader of this local effort and the MMWC is thankful for the opportunity to pursue this partnership.
Delighted to hear that this exhibition has travelled to Indiana. My grandfather was murdered at Bykownia, one of the Katyn sites and few people know of this history. Urszula wrote an inspiring book about her 16 years deportation and imprisonment in the gulags. There are reviews at http://3650daysinthegulag.com/