World War II Museum Plans Approved in Poland

9 January 2011 (Last Updated January 9th, 2011 18:30)

The Polish Government has approved plans to build the zl358.4m ($121m) World War II Museum in northern Poland. Designed by Polish firm Kwadrat, the museum will be built in Gdansk, where the war began in 1939. Spanning 23,000m², the museum aims to showcase the war from t

The Polish Government has approved plans to build the zl358.4m ($121m) World War II Museum in northern Poland.

Designed by Polish firm Kwadrat, the museum will be built in Gdansk, where the war began in 1939.

Spanning 23,000m², the museum aims to showcase the war from the perspectives of Poland and Europe as a whole, commemorate victims and heroes of the war, and to engage in education and research initiatives.

Kwadrat won an international competition for the design of the museum held in 2010, according to Poland.pl.

The opening of the museum is planned for 1 September 2014, which is the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.