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    Controversy at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

    In a recent turn of events at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, Poland, controversy swirls around the actions of its current director, Professor Wnuk. Under his tenure, notable Polish heroes like Witold Pilecki were reportedly removed from exhibits, sparking public outcry and accusations of historical revisionism.

    Historical Revisions and Public Backlash

    Professor Wnuk faced criticism for allegedly removing depictions of Polish heroes, including Witold  Pilecki, whom he claimed had never been entirely removed but required magnification to locate. The museum’s decision to reinstate some heroes followed public pressure, although Wnuk insisted on presenting them in what he terms “historical truth,” implying his interpretation of events.

    Cultural and Historical Integrity at Stake

    The controversy intensified when Wnuk labeled previously removed figures, such as Father Kolbe and the Ulm family, dismissively as “Mickey Mouses.” This derogatory comment fueled accusations of disrespect towards Polish heroes and raised concerns about the museum’s commitment to preserving historical integrity.

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