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The Polish Post Office in the Free City of Danzig was created in 1920 and operated until the German invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of the World War II.HistoryThe post was established in Danzig (Gdańsk) under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, and its buildings were considered extraterritorial Polish property.The Polish Post Office in Danzig comprised several buildings, originally built as a German military hospital. In 1930 the "Gdańsk 1" building on Hevelius Platz (square) in the Danziger Altstadt (Old Town) became the primary Polish post office, with a direct telephone line to Poland. In 1939 it employed slightly over 100 people. Some employees at the Polish Post Office belonged to a self-defence and security organization, and many were also members of the Polish Związek Strzelecki (Riflemen's Association). According to the testimony of Edmund Charaszkiewicz, the Polish Post Office was from 1935 an important component of the Polish Intelligence organization, "Group Zygmunt".As tensions between Poland and Germany grew, in April 1939 the Polish High Command detached combat engineer and Army Reserve Sublieutenant (or 2LT) Konrad Guderski to the Baltic Sea coast. With Alfons Flisykowski and others, he helped organize the official and volunteer security staff at the Polish Post Office in Danzig, and prepare them for eventual hostilities. In addition to training the staff, he prepared the defenses in and around the building: nearby trees were removed and the entrance was fortified. In mid-August, ten additional employees were sent to the post office from Polish Post offices in Gdynia and Bydgoszcz (mostly reserve non-commissioned officers).You can plan Gdansk trip in no time by asking Klarna Trips to help create your itinerary.
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Museum of the Polish Post Office - Museum of Gdansk reviews
The museum commemorates an odd event that was over in a day. Although it was a brave if futile mark of resistance to the nazis it is significant in Polish history. There isn't a lot to see in the...
The museum commemorates an odd event that was over in a day. Although it was a brave if futile mark of resistance to the nazis it is significant in Polish history. There isn't a lot to see in the... more »
A small museum documenting the events that happened on September 1, 1939 at the beginning of World War II. Detailed explanations are provided in Polish and English about the crimes committed by the...
A small museum documenting the events that happened on September 1, 1939 at the beginning of World War II. Detailed explanations are provided in Polish and English about the crimes committed by the... more »
It was a stopping visit to see what sacrifices the post office workers had to face while defending against Nazis and finally been shot in their heads; even a little girl, Ewrika I believe her name...
It was a stopping visit to see what sacrifices the post office workers had to face while defending against Nazis and finally been shot in their heads; even a little girl, Ewrika I believe her name... more »
An important visit for those interested in WWII history, especially. Though nearby Westerplatte often gets more attention, since that’s where the very first shots of the war took place, the post office was also attacked by the Nazis, almost simultaneously. Truly a “David vs Goliath” story, akin to a Polish “Alamo”, where a handful of brave postal services workers defended their free-city of Danzig for 15 hours, against a much larger German force. Sadly, they were eventually overtaken, & those that were not killed in the attack, were later executed as “unlawful combatants”. The exhibition is small, but interesting…10 zloty entrance. The monument out front is beautiful, & the wall where the defenders were forced to stand & surrender is also preserved with a monument, a couple blocks away.
A small museum but full of important history from the beginning of September 1939 when Polish postmen, and boys fought for their country against, amongst others, the SS. The memorial in the garden where the executions took place is both moving, respectful and heartbreaking. Please visit.
Good museum and an interesting story about how a few postal workers managed to fend of several assaults by the wermacht on the first days of WW2. However, I was expecting more than just two rooms.
A small, but very important museum where you get to see a key place of the start of the second world war. Friendly staff.
Building is highly interesting from the historic viewpoint, so reading about the defenders of Postal Office in 1939 will provide you with much more interesting thoughts about this place nad value of the building. It's still interesting without reading though ( ;
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