Polish Consulate Visits Auburn's World War II Museum (VIDEO)

By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

July 29, 2014 Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Deputy Consulate General of the Republic of Poland paid a visit to Auburn just to see the World War II Victory Museum.

Deputy Consulate General Robert Rusiecki says he heard about the museum through a foreign ministry official in Warsaw, Poland's capital, and decided to make a special trip.

Sept. 1 marks the 75th anniversary of World War II, when Germany invaded Poland.

Rusiecki says Poland formed an important bond with the United States following WWII that continues today.

“The Second World War is still a very important chapter for the Poles," Rusiecki says. "There are still a lot of people who remember those times. There isn't a single family in Poland that hadn't lost a son or brother or husband during the war."

Rusiecki says his fellow citizens would travel to see Auburn's museum.

“I thought that it was going to be a very interesting place, but I underestimated that. It’s wonderful! And it’s so big and so interesting that you could spend days here looking at those objects,” he said.

Rusiecki went on to say the museum surpassed all his expectations, and he might have to plan another trip in order to see everything. He says he plans to share his discoveries with everyone back home, and in the Polish community in Chicago, where he currently lives.




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