In war and peace: Collected memories of Birmingham Poles

Posted on Tuesday 17th January 2012

In war and peace: Collected memories of Birmingham Poles

The Midlands Polish Community Association hosted an exhibition from 16 October until 4 November at Polish Millennium House, entitled 'In war and peace: Collected memories of Birmingham's Poles'. This exhibition, supported by the Heritage Lottery is now on view at the Central Library outside the cafe on the first floor until the end of January. The Oral History project will be housed in the archives on the 6th floor of the library with the accompanying booklet which gives an overview of the project and the stories of those first generation Birmingham Polish who took part.

The Midlands Polish Community Association was created to serve both Poles and other people interested in Polish history and culture. Its objectives are to broaden cultural awareness and understanding and to aid social integration within the Midlands and assisting recent immigrants from Poland, currently living within the Midlands area, to integrate into local society.

In war and peace: Collected Memories of Birmingham's Poles (PDF)

For further information please contact Maureen Smojkis, m.n.smojkis@bham.ac.uk , whose time was gifted from CEIMH and was the volunteer project officer