Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport Piotr Gliński announcing the creation of a museum dedicated to polish children, victims of totalitarianism in Łódź (central Poland), with the newly appointed director of the museum, Dr Ireneusz Piotr Maj.
“Together with the Institute of National Remembrance( IPN) and the Ombudsman for Children, we are establishing a new institution,” announced the Deputy Prime Minister. “An institution called the Museum of Polish Children - victims of totalitarianism. The German Nazi camp for Polish children in Łódź (1942-1945)," added Minister Gliński.
The minister stressed that “this was the place of the infamous and at the same time bloodcurdling death camp on Przemysłowa street”. He emphasised that “many social groups cared about the memory of this place and carried out a lot of research, analysis and books”.
The museum was created to commemorate and honour the child victims of this German Nazi camp, which was run by the German occupation authorities from December 11, 1942 until January 19, 1945 at ul. Przemysłowa in Łódź under the official name of "Polen - Jugendverwahrlager der Sicherheitspolizei in Litzmannstadt (Kinder - KZ Litzmannstadt)”.
Formally, the Museum of Polish Children - victims of totalitarianism. The German Nazi camp for Polish children in Łódź (1942-1945) will open on June 1.