Truth and Remembrance: The Katyn
Massacre Exhibit Opening At The PMA
ILLINOIS – The Polish Museum of America (PMA) cordially invites you to the exhibition opening of Truth and Remembrance – The Katyn Massacre. The opening of the exhibit will take place on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 2 p.m., in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall of The Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Chicago. Guest speakers will be Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz and Piotr Uzarowicz.
Katyn is the symbol of one of the most shocking, yet little known genocides of the 20th century. In the spring of 1940, units of the Soviet NKVD (Secret Police) murdered 22,000 Polish prisoners of war in three different locations, collectively known as “Katyn.” This was part of a larger Soviet campaign against the Polish Nation in which one million people were deported to Siberia where many died in deplorable conditions.
The bilingual Polish/English exhibit of 32 panels relates the history of events leading up to World War II, the executions, the cover-up, and unending search for truth. The exhibit was prepared by the “Katyn Family” Association of Lodz and the Museum of the Independence Traditions in Lodz.
Truth and Remembrance – The Katyn Massacre runs through March 11, 2015.
School group tours may be arranged by calling (773) 384-3352, ext. 2112.