A man in inhuman times. In the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II


This year we mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. On this occasion an exhibition titled “A man in inhuman times. In the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II” has been arranged at the AGH Main Library.

The exposition, highlighting the mechanisms of one of the bloodiest wars in human history, reminds of the tragedy of that times – the suffering of millions of people.
The theme is introduced by a calendar of events that took place in Poland, Europe and Northern Africa at that time. The exhibition focuses on issues such as: the September campaign, persecution and extermination of nations, Katyń, the General Government, Germans in Cracow, reconciliation and remembrance.
The exhibits include archive photographs and documents, selected announcements and posters, decorations and maps. Among them there are pieces of  Polish, German, and Soviet solders’ military equipment.
Presented exhibits come from private collections of:
  • Dominik Kamiński
  • Marek Kiełtyka
  • Piotr Orman
  • Jerzy Pałosz
  • Dominik Synowiec
  • Krzysztof Śliwa
and from institutions:
  • Archive of Science of Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU) in Cracow
  • Museum of Cracow
  • National Digital Archives
  • AGH University Main Library


The exhibition is open from 11 October till 31 December 2019. 


Exhibition curator: Jerzy Pałosz. 
Composition and arrangement: employees of the Reference Department
Another came forth, a red horse. To him who sat on it was given power to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another. There was given to him a great sword.
Apocalypse 6.4 (World English Bible version)