„Siberia – Independence – Piłsudski. Commemoration of Siberian deportees in independent Poland” – exhibition’s inauguration

At high noon on 7 September 2017 the exhibition „Siberia – Independence – Piłsudski. Commemoration of Siberian deportees in independent Poland” was inaugurated. The ceremony was attended by local and state authorities, citizens of Białystok, pupils from School Complex in Dubicze Cerkiewne and Sybir Memorial Museum employees. The exhibition was opened by Professor Wojciech Śleszyński, Sybir Memorial Museum’s director. He introduced the attenders to the subject of the exhibition. The next speech was given by a Member of Parliament, Mr Dariusz Piontkowski: “We know the history of soviet deportations, but today we have the opportunity to commemorate the ones exiled in the tsarist Russia.” The vice-president of Białystok, Mr Przemysław Tuchliński added, that the new exhibition is highlighting the links between topics of Siberian deportees and Polish independence. He was grateful, that the inauguration is taking place just before the XVII International March in Memory of Siberian Exiles and in relation with the upcoming centenary of regaining independence by Poland.

The exhibition is presented at Kościuszko Square in Białystok and will last until the end of September.

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