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Polish Radio 26.07.2018 13:24
Polish WWII soldiers are to be commemorated in an interactive museum which is to be set up in the northeastern Belgian town of Leopoldsburg.
The Liberation Garden museum is to pay special attention to the role Polish fighters played in liberating Belgian and Dutch cities from Nazi German occupation.
Poland’s Ambassador to Belgium Artur Orzechowski told Polish Radio that 27 Polish soldiers from Polish General Stanisław Maczek’s tank division, which was instrumental in the Allied liberation of a number of Belgian towns, were buried in Leopoldsburg.
The city is also the site of the start of Operation Market Garden, one of the largest airborne campaigns of World War II, which saw Polish soldiers fight alongside British, Dutch, US and Canadian forces.
The museum in Leopoldsburg is to focus particularly on Market Garden.
Visiting the Museum:
https://www.bevrijdingsmuseum.nl/basis. ... [quote]The Liberation Museum is set in the beautiful landscape near Nijmegen, Arnhem and the German border, a unique location: Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history took place here in September 1944 and Operation Veritable, the Rhineland Offensive, the final road to freedom in Europe, started from here in February 1945.
The museum brings the historical events of the liberation by the American, British, Canadian and Polish troops back to life. In the museum, you live through the period preceding the war, experience the occupation, celebrate the liberation and witness the rebuilding of the Netherlands and Europe after the war. Aromas, interactive presentations, diorama’s, models, original films and sound fragments captivatingly depict the liberation. The museum shows both young and old the current value and importance of democracy, freedom and human rights.