The museum collection was started in 1993 alongside the creation of the museum. At the start of 2017 the museum archive had registered almost 60,000 items. Wishing to preserve the memory of the occupation period, people have donated personal items and shared their stories. Museum specialists have recorded more than 2,300 video testimonies, one of the largest collections dedicated to this topic in Europe. These testimonies and the donated artefacts add personal experience to the history, through the life story of each person. These memories do not talk only of suffering, but of endurance, selflessness and resistance.
Donating artefacts to the museum
If you have any documents, photos or other objects, relating to the occupation periods, which you would like to donate to the museum please contact the museum collection: email@example.com