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2016 Szubin Trip


A number of individuals and family members from the Oflag 64 Association have taken the opportunity in the past to visit Szubin Poland and the former camp site of Oflag 64, but none as an Oflag 64 group since the last visit by Kriegies and their families in the 1990s.  During the 2015 Oflag 64 Reunion held in New Orleans, there was some discussion about the deteriorating state of the remaining barrack on the site.  Due to great interest in preserving the building, it was decided that another Szubin trip would be planned for the following year.  The trip was subsequently planned and visits were made to various parts of Poland and Europe during the first two weeks of September.  The first stop was in Warsaw followed by a visit to Szubin a few days later.  There the group had a wonderful time and learned so much.  Many thanks to those who made the trip such a memorable one, including Szubin Mayor Artur Michalak and his town council, Szubin Museum Curator Kamila Czechowska, MOAS School Director Wiesław Guzinski and his son Jakub, Mariusz Winiecki and his contacts, and Krystyna Piórkowska who coordinated travels and made various arrangements.  After Szubin, the group divided and traveled to other areas, but eventually returned to Warsaw before heading back to the United States.  US Travelers included:  Pat Waters, Nancy Wyatt, Taylor McAllister, Marlene McAllister, Anne and Tom Kreutzer, Tom Cobb, Janet Ellsworth and Elodie Caldwell, all descendants of Oflag 64 Kriegies.  

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Oflag 64 Families at
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Warsaw Poland
Oflag 64 Families at
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Warsaw Poland
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Wreath Laying
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Wreath Laying

Learning about the History
of the Unknown Solder
Learning about the History
of the Unknown Solder
Learning more about the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier
Learning more about the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier
At the entrance of the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
At the entrance of the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
New Museum Katynskie Building in Warsaw
New Museum Katynskie Building in Warsaw
Donald B. Stewart and John H. Van Vliet II display (eyewitnesses to Katyn mass grave exhumation)
Donald B. Stewart and John H. Van Vliet II display (eyewitnesses to Katyn mass grave exhumation)
Shoes found at the Katyn grave site
Shoes found at the Katyn grave site
Uniform found at the Katyn 
gravesite
Uniform found at the Katyn
gravesite
Handmade chess pieces found at the Katyn grave site
Handmade chess pieces found at the Katyn grave site
Museum Katynskie memorial wall
Museum Katynskie memorial wall
Tower near the entrance to the town of Szubin
Tower near the entrance to the town of Szubin
Train tracks approaching the Szubin train station
Train tracks approaching the Szubin train station
US travelers and Mariusz Winiecki on the track side of the train station
US travelers and Mariusz Winiecki on the track side of the train station
US travelers and Mariusz on the opposite side of the 
train station
US travelers and Mariusz on the opposite side of the
train station
US travelers in front of the Pelican sculpture in Szubin's town square
US travelers in front of the Pelican sculpture in Szubin's town square

Pelican sculpture - the pelican wounding her breast to feed her chicks is the town's emblem
Pelican sculpture - the pelican wounding her breast to feed her chicks is the town's emblem
Szubin Museum map of Altburgund-Szubin with Mariusz Winiecki and Kamila Czechowska
Szubin Museum map of Altburgund-Szubin with Mariusz Winiecki and Kamila Czechowska
Szubin Museum POW displays
Szubin Museum POW displays
Szubin Museum display with British-French-American POWs
Szubin Museum display with British-French-American POWs
Szubin Museum
Hospital - Barracks
White House - Chapel
Szubin Museum
Hospital - Barracks
White House - Chapel
Szubin Museum
British-French-American 
POW information
Szubin Museum
British-French-American
POW information
Szubin Museum-US travelers view POW displays
Szubin Museum-US travelers view POW displays
Szubin Museum-US travelers Anne Kreutzer-Marlene McAllister-Pat Waters in POW display room
Szubin Museum-US travelers Anne Kreutzer-Marlene McAllister-Pat Waters in POW display room
Szubin Museum-travelers with Mariusz Winiecki and Kamila Czechowska
Szubin Museum-travelers with Mariusz Winiecki and Kamila Czechowska
Szubin Museum-
watercolors of the camp, memorabilia from Oflag XXIB and Oflag 64
Szubin Museum-
watercolors of the camp, memorabilia from Oflag XXIB and Oflag 64
Szubin Museum-Polish art displays
Szubin Museum-Polish art displays
Szubin Museum-US travelers view Polish art displays
Szubin Museum-US travelers view Polish art displays
Marek Kapsa with original Oflag 64 Item printing press which belonged to his father
Marek Kapsa with original Oflag 64 Item printing press which belonged to his father
Original Oflag 64 Item printing press
Original Oflag 64 Item printing press
US travelers with Mayor Michalak, Vice Mayor, and Mariusz Winiecki
US travelers with Mayor Michalak, Vice Mayor, and Mariusz Winiecki
Szubin Town Mayor Artur Michalak
Szubin Town Mayor Artur Michalak
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting-Kamila Czechowska with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting-Kamila Czechowska with US travelers
Szubin Town Meeting with Mayor Artur Michalak and Pat Waters - Jakub Guzinski interpreting
Szubin Town Meeting with Mayor Artur Michalak and Pat Waters - Jakub Guzinski interpreting
Prior to the Flame Memorial Ceremony at the Oflag 64 site
Prior to the Flame Memorial Ceremony at the Oflag 64 site
Flame Memorial Ceremony with American National Anthem
Flame Memorial Ceremony with American National Anthem
Flame Memorial Ceremony with US travelers
Flame Memorial Ceremony with US travelers
Flame Memorial Ceremony with Mayor Artur Michalak speaking
Flame Memorial Ceremony with Mayor Artur Michalak speaking
Flame Memorial Ceremony with Tom Cobb speaking
Flame Memorial Ceremony with Tom Cobb speaking
Flame Memorial Ceremony with US travelers laying the wreath
Flame Memorial Ceremony with US travelers laying the wreath
Flame Memorial Ceremony - US travelers' wreath
Flame Memorial Ceremony - US travelers' wreath
Flame Memorial Ceremony - US travelers wreath ribbon
Flame Memorial Ceremony - US travelers wreath ribbon
Flame Memorial Ceremony-Polish students looking on
Flame Memorial Ceremony-Polish students looking on
Flame Memorial with US 
travelers, scouts and 
Polish officials
Flame Memorial with US
travelers, scouts and
Polish officials
Flame Memorial with US travelers, scouts and 
Polish officials
Flame Memorial with US travelers, scouts and
Polish officials
Flame Memorial - Interview with Mariusz Winiecki following the ceremony
Flame Memorial - Interview with Mariusz Winiecki following the ceremony
Remaining Barrack - Visit with US travelers and Polish officials
Remaining Barrack - Visit with US travelers and Polish officials
Remaining Barrack - Visit with US travelers and Polish officials
Remaining Barrack - Visit with US travelers and Polish officials
Remaining Barrack - inside with Pat Waters
Remaining Barrack - inside with Pat Waters
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Inside
Remaining Barrack - Outside
Remaining Barrack - Outside
Remaining Barrack - Outside looking in at a hole in the roof
Remaining Barrack - Outside looking in at a hole in the roof
Remaining Barrack - Window
Remaining Barrack - Window
Oflag 64 camp site visit
Oflag 64 camp site visit
Oflag 64 camp site building
Oflag 64 camp site building
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside former hospital building
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside former hospital building
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside former hospital building
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside former hospital building
Oflag 64 camp site - Outside former hospital building with US travelers on steps
Oflag 64 camp site - Outside former hospital building with US travelers on steps
Oflag 64 camp site visit to former white house
Oflag 64 camp site visit to former white house
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside former white house
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside former white house
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside former white house
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside former white house
Oflag 64 camp site - 
Original fence
Oflag 64 camp site -
Original fence
Oflag 64 camp site - 
Original fence
Oflag 64 camp site -
Original fence
Oflag 64 camp site -
Original fence
Oflag 64 camp site -
Original fence
Oflag 64 camp site - Original fence with Pat Waters and Tom Kreutzer
Oflag 64 camp site - Original fence with Pat Waters and Tom Kreutzer
Oflag 64 camp site - Outside chapel building
Oflag 64 camp site - Outside chapel building
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside chapel building
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside chapel building
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside chapel building
Oflag 64 camp site - Inside chapel building
Oflag 64 camp site - Visit to Brig
Oflag 64 camp site - Visit to Brig
MOAS entry - Oflag 64 scale model
MOAS entry - Oflag 64 scale model
MOAS entry - Oflag 64 scale model
MOAS entry - Oflag 64 scale model
MOAS entry - Oflag 64 scale model
MOAS entry - Oflag 64 scale model
MOAS Director Wieslaw Guzinski and son Jakub interpreting
MOAS Director Wieslaw Guzinski and son Jakub interpreting
Scrumptious lunch provided by MOAS Director Wieslaw Guzinski
Scrumptious lunch provided by MOAS Director Wieslaw Guzinski
MOAS activities room and stage
MOAS activities room and stage
MOAS classroom
MOAS classroom
MOAS Gym
MOAS Gym
MOAS dormitory hallway 
with student artwork
MOAS dormitory hallway
with student artwork
MOAS dormitory hallway
MOAS dormitory hallway
MOAS dormitory with students
MOAS dormitory with students
MOAS dormitory - Oflag 64 camp site photos
MOAS dormitory - Oflag 64 camp site photos
MOAS dormitory - student showing artwork to Tom Cobb and Pat Waters
MOAS dormitory - student showing artwork to Tom Cobb and Pat Waters

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