Sybir Memorial Museum and LRE Foundation sign a Memorandum of Understanding  



The Sybir Memorial Museum and the LRE Foundation are excited to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. This new collaboration will not only add a new Institution to the LRE Network but also create a valuable environment for upcoming joint projects.  

Honoured with the Council of Europe 2024 Museum Award, the Sybir Memorial Museum (Białystok, Poland) is dedicated to the memory of those deported from Poland and other parts of the multinational Second Polish Republic. The collaboration between the Sybir Memorial Museum and the LRE Foundation shed light on the human cruelty and unimaginable hardships that many people had to endure in the depths of Siberia. 

The uniqueness of the Sybir Memorial Museum lies in the fact that it is the only institution in Poland, and perhaps in the world, entirely dedicated to those who were deported deep into Russia and the Soviet Union from the end of the 18th century until the middle of the 20th century. The story combines historical narrative with first-hand accounts, portrayed through ordinary objects that carry an extraordinary emotional charge and the weight of untold stories. 

The Sybir Memorial Museum and the LRE Foundation are both dedicated to raising awareness of the history and legacy of the Second World War. As such, this collaboration provides the basis for future joint ventures focusing on common objectives and joint initiatives. Some project ideas have already been discussed, leading to fruitful cooperation between the two institutions. 

“It is a great honour to collaborate with such a distinguished institution, which undertakes so many remembrance projects in Central and Eastern Europe. We very much hope to carry out many projects together in the context of promoting local heritage and spreading the wordabout these extremely brave people who deserve to be remembered”- says Joanna Roman, Project Manager at the LRE Foundation