One of the largest initiatives in the institution — the Sybir Remembrance Run — is taking place this month. There are also plans for a meeting with Professor Albin Głowacki about the book “To the Taiga and the Steppe“.
THE 5TH SYBIR MEMORIAL RUN
On Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m in the Solnicki Forest in Bialystok, the 5th Sybir Memorial Run will start (the grand opening will take place at 5:45 p.m). The event is organized on the anniversary of the first mass deportation of Polish citizens deep into the Soviet Union. The initiative carried out together with the Bialystok Biega Foundation has become a permanent fixture in the calendar of historical and sport events not only in Bialystok, but also in Poland and in Polish communities abroad. In the previous four editions, a total of over 4,000 runners representing several generations took part.
The novelty of this year’s edition will be the run in Wrocław. The event will start on February 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m in the Osobowicki Forest (the grand opening will take place at 5:45 p.m).
Just like last year, participants of the run will be able to take part in a virtual run (February 11-28).
“TO THE TAIGA AND THE STEPPE! HOW WERE PEOPLE DEPORTED TO SYBIR (1940-1941)”
On February 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m a meeting with Professor Albin Głowacki about the book entitled “To the Taiga and the Steppe” will be held. This is the latest publication of the Museum, which appeared in the popular science publishing series “SYBIR”. Professor Albin Głowacki is an outstanding expert on the fate of Polish citizens in the East after September 17, 1939. In the aforementioned book, he presents the decision-making process and the subsequent stages of the actions of the Soviet authorities, which culminated in four mass deportations in 1940-1941.
The meeting takes place in a unique space — at the permanent exhibition of the Sybir Memorial Museum and will be accompanied by a presentation of archival photos.