The exhibition ‘Forgiveness and Reconciliation. Cardinal Kominek, an unrecognized Father of Europe’ presents the fig­ure of Boleslaw Kominek, archbishop of Wroclaw, the author of the letter sent in 1965 by Polish bishops to their German counterparts containing the famous sentence ‘We forgive and ask for forgiveness’.

This gesture started the process of Polish-German reconciliation without which the eastward enlargement of the European Union would have been jeopardized, if not completely impossible.

The exhibition is set against a background that is a brief presentation of the events that form a thread of Polish-German and European history before, during, and after World War II.

Exhibition can been seen in the City Arsenal, 9 Cieszynskiego St (500 meters from the Market Square)

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Free admission.

All descriptions at the Exhibition are available in Polish, English and German.