Polish-American Foundation for the Commemoration of POW Camps in Szubin

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18th September – National POW/MIA Recognition Day

21 September 2020

  In the United States, the third Friday of September is observed as National Prisoners of War/ Missing in Action Recognition Day. This commemoration was established in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter, chiefly to honour the more than 1,700 U.S. servicemen--presumed...

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Szubin Skyline

27 April 2020

When we write these words, many of us have endured various incarnations of social distancing, lockdowns, or even outright quarantine. We have spent the last few weeks mostly in our flats or houses, sometimes looking through our windows and seeing...

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Workshop "Sites of Former German POW Camps in Poland. Forgotten or Discovered?"

12 December 2019

Historian and Foundation Board member, Dr. Jan Daniluk, presented at a workshop of Poland’s Central Museum of POWs (Centralne Muzeum Jeńców Wojennych w Opolu, or CMJW) entitled “Sites of Former German POW Camps in Poland. Forgotten or Discovered?“ The CMJW...

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“Shadow Library” in Oflag XXI B

14 June 2019

One of the basic practices exercised to fight daily boredom during imprisonment was reading. Books were an important element of the prisoners’ life. The books were collected in camp libraries and lent among the prisoners. Some books found their way into...

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Reports of the American Consulate in Königsberg (1940-1941)

14 June 2019

Historians who research the history of prisoner of war camps during World War II seldom point their attention towards the records of diplomatic representations of neutral states in Nazi Germany or countries occupied by the Nazis. The most important ones...

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Foundation Council and Board Members Sign Foundation Registration Documents

27 November 2018

On November 27, 2018, the Oflag 64 Family delegates signed documents in Warsaw for the registration of the Polish-American Foundation for the Commemoration of POW Camps in Szubin. Signatories of the documents included Cindy Burgess (daughter of ex-POW 2nd Lt...

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American Games at the Oflag 64 Sportplatz

26 September 2018

On September 22, 2018, Polish teams commemorated the activities enjoyed by Oflag 64 POWs behind the wire, by playing exhibition games of American football and baseball. Nearby stood a compelling display of posters that had been created by students of a...

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“Passing the Keys” of Barracks #9 to the Town of Szubin

24 September 2018

On September 21, 2018, six family members of ex-POWs from Oflag 64 met in Szubin Poland with members of the local Polish government for the “passing of the keys” ceremony. The Plenipotentiary of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivode for Culture, National Heritage...

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Establishing a Foundation and 501(c)(3)

30 July 2018

A 12-member delegation of volunteers from the Oflag 64 Family met with their Polish advisor and advocate, Mariusz Winiecki, during the week of July 22-29, 2018 in Washington, DC. The delegation consisted of descendants of American ex-POWs and met for...

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Help bring the history of the POW camps in Szubin to life, and educate generations to come. The Foundation is led by volunteers and financed by private donors.

Your contributions will go toward the development of a museum at the site of the camps, and support the foundation’s outreach, operating costs and academic research.