Poland’s New War Museum Under Threat

The Museum of the Second World War in Poland—set to become one of the world’s largest historical museums—faces an uncertain future after the Supreme Administrative Court in Warsaw gave the green light to a controversial merger with another museum. The ruling paves the way for the creation of a new government-sanctioned institution. The $112 million museum in Gdansk, which is scheduled to open to the public at the end of February, has become a political pawn in an ongoing battle over national memory, with the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) keen to control how the years under Nazi German occupation are portrayed.

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