We are producing an overview in English of all 29 Galleries for the Virtual Museum. This is due to be completed by the end of the year.
Each of the 29 Galleries will have a short photographic slide-show, ideally with about a dozen photographs taken from the Hall of Memories.
So,for example, the "Amnesty" Gallery will have a slideshow of around 12 photographs relating to the time of Amnesty in the USSR.
The 29 Galleries are summarised as follows:
(1a) Historical Borderlands
(1b) Interwar Borderlands (1918-39)
(2a) Soviet Invasion 1939
(2b) Sovietization of the Borderlands (1939-41)
(2c) Soviet Mass Deportations (1940-41)
(2d) Soviet Forced Labour (1940-41)
(2e) The Katyn Massacres (1940)
(3a) Escape to Fight from Abroad (1939-40)
(3b) Polish Forces in The West (1940-45)
(3c) Polish Air Force (1940-45)
(4a) "Amnesty" (1941)
(4b) Polish Armed Forces in USSR (1941-42)
(4c) Polish 2nd Corps (1942-45)
(5a) Borderlands under German Tyranny (1941-44)
(5b) Ukrainian Nationalist Genocide (1942-47)
(6a) Exile in the USSR (1941-45)
(6b) Polish Forces under Soviet Command (1943-45)
(7a) Polish Refugees in Middle East (1942-47)
(7b) Polish Refugees in India (1942-48)
(7c) Polish Refugees in Africa (1942-50)
(7d) Polish Refugees in Mexico (1943-47)
(7e) Polish Refugees in New Zealand (1944-49)
(8a) Soviet Reoccupation (1944-45)
(8b) Repatriation (1944-47)
(8c) Postwar Repressions (1945-56)
(9a) Western Exiles' Dilemma (1945-46)
(9b)Forever in the West (1946-)
(9c) Forever in the USSR (1946-)
(9d) Lest we Forget...
It is a mammoth task for us and our volunteers to go through the Hall of Memories and find appropriate photographs together with their ITEM I.D. NUMBER (which is essential for the I.T. company to copy the photographs into the new Galleries)for each of the 29 Galleries.
So... for those members who have uploaded family collections into the Hall of Memories would you please consider emailing me off the forum (at my yahoo address) with the I.D. NUMBER of any photographs and which Gallery they relate to (i.e. 4A Amnesty).
This would be a huge help :)