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

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

14 June 2019

eHistorians 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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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.