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Professor Andrzej Maczek passes away

Prof. Andrzej Maczek during the opening of the PHM exhibition General Stanisław Maczek and his Soldiers
The son of General Stanisław Maczek, commander of the 1st Armoured Division during the Second World War, Professor Andrzej Maczek died in Sheffield, England, on Sunday 16 July at the age of 86. He devoted many years to nurturing the memory of his father and the soldiers serving under his command. Despite his advanced age, he regularly appeared at various ceremonies in Poland, the UK, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. In his own words, ‘the story of him [my father] and his soldiers is our national treasure’.

Cooperation from
the Polish History Museum

For several years, he actively collaborated with the Polish History Museum (PHM), supporting the work on the exhibition General Stanisław Maczek and his Soldiers, and took part in its opening in September 2019. He also appears in a documentary about his father, Invincible, produced for the PHM and directed by Rafał Geremek. In 2022, the Museum’s collection was enriched by a donated uniform of General Maczek, to be displayed at the PHM’s permanent exhibition.
Prof Andrzej Maczek during the opening of the PHM exhibition General Stanisław Maczek and his Soldiers. Exhibition banner in the background enlarge
Prof. Andrzej Maczek during the opening of the PHM exhibition General Stanisław Maczek and his Soldiers
fot. MHP/Elżbieta Lichocka

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