In 2022, the Foundation renovated an original camp building, the POW Tin Store. The POWs had used this modest building to stockpile and ration a portion of the lifesaving food tins that came in their Red Cross parcels. Today, the renovated Tin Store will provide a premier exhibit space for small exhibits and events.

The three-month renovation project--led by the Foundation, with support from the town of Szubin and the school on whose grounds the building is located--was made possible by generous donations to the U.S. Friends of Oflag 64. Improvements included structural repairs, new HVAC and security systems, lighting, a new bathroom, and a new tile floor. The approximately 600 square-foot space will store and exhibit our artifacts in a secure and comfortable venue.

One day we hope to also renovate the last remaining brick barracks in Szubin. For now, however, the combination of our current exhibit space and our artifacts collection will make the POW Tin Store Museum a unique destination. The Tin Store is a gem. The high quality of the building renovation, its furnishings, and the exhibit space create a perfect first step in commemorating the history of the POW camps of Szubin.

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