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2017 "Living History" Oflag 64 Reenactment

          The Oflag 64 “Living History” Reenactment held in Szubin Poland on September 16 was a HUGE success, as anyone who attended can attest. In attendance were representatives from the US Embassy in Warsaw, Szubin’s mayor and members of Szubin’s town council, the director of MOAS (school for at risk youth), the curator of Szubin’s museum, American visitors, reenactors, and many Szubin citizens. With superb leadershp from Mariusz Winiecki and collaboration between the town of Szubin, the Szubin Museum, MOAS, the "Green Light" reenactment group, Flesz Photography, and several other groups and individuals, an extremely memorable and informative historical event took place on the grounds of the former Oflag 64 site.  

          The following photos will give you an idea of what transpired.  They are divided into different sections that include the Arrival of American POWs, the Fake Drunk Party, the Escape of a British Aviator, Life Behind the Barbed Wire, Little Theater rehearsal for "Brother Orchid", the school schedule, the "Daily Bulletin", Open air exhibitions, Props, and David Weinstein's film crew.  Miscellaneous other photos of people and happenings follow event photos.  Thanks to Mieczysław Luchowski, Mirosław Rzeszowski, Winnie - the Photographer, Susanna Connaughton, and Mariusz Winiecki for outstanding photo coverage of the event.  A wonderful video (in Polish) can be found on "The Oflag 64 Record" blog by Mariusz and also here.  

          Read the reports below of US visitors who attended the event.  

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Living History - Oflag 64 
Poster
Living History - Oflag 64
Poster
Entry to the camp
Entry to the camp
Guards
Guards
POWs arrive
POWs arrive
POW searched
POW searched
POWs searched
POWs searched
POWs detained
POWs detained
Fake drunk party
Fake drunk party
Fake drunk party
Fake drunk party
Fake drunk party
Fake drunk party
Fake drunk party
Fake drunk party
Escape attempt of 
British aviator
Escape attempt of
British aviator
Aviator climbs barbed wire
Aviator climbs barbed wire
Aviator shot
Aviator shot
POWs gather around
POWs gather around
Aviator receiving
medical attention
Aviator receiving
medical attention
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Behind the barbed wire
Activities
Activities
Activities
Activities
Activities
Activities
Activities
Activities
Activities
Activities
Activities
Activities
Gardening
Gardening
Gardening
Gardening
Mail call
Mail call
Mail call
Mail call
Black bread
Black bread
Group poses on 
hospital steps
Group poses on
hospital steps
Group poses on 
hospital steps
Group poses on
hospital steps
Group poses on 
hospital steps
Group poses on
hospital steps
Guards
Guards
Guards
Guards
Guards
Guards
Guard
Guard
Guard
Guard
Guards
Guards
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
"Brother Orchid" rehearsal
Daily Bulletin
Daily Bulletin
POWs read the Oflag 64 Item, printed monthly
POWs read the Oflag 64 Item, printed monthly
Daily school schedule
Daily school schedule
Attendees viewing exhibitions
Attendees viewing exhibitions
Attendees viewing exhibitions
Attendees viewing exhibitions
Attendees viewing exhibitions
Attendees viewing exhibitions
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster
Exhibition posters
Exhibition posters
Props - bread loaves
Props - bread loaves
Props for Mail Call
Props for Mail Call
Props - cigarettes, soap, candy, toilet paper
Props - cigarettes, soap, candy, toilet paper
Props - fake drunk party
Props - fake drunk party
Attendees look on
Attendees look on
Attendees
Attendees
Attendees
Attendees
Szubin information station
Szubin information station
Mayor Michalak presentation
Mayor Michalak presentation
Director Wieslaw Guzinski 
attends presentation
Director Wieslaw Guzinski
attends presentation
Mariusz at presentation ceremony
Mariusz at presentation ceremony
Mariusz and Green Light reenactors receive gift
Mariusz and Green Light reenactors receive gift
Dave Stewart and Major
Shelton look on
Dave Stewart and Major
Shelton look on
Major Shelton receives gift
Major Shelton receives gift
Mariusz interviewed
Mariusz interviewed
Cindy Burgess and member 
of Green Light 
reenactment group
Cindy Burgess and member
of Green Light
reenactment group
Susanna Connaughton and 
member of Green Light 
reenactment group
Susanna Connaughton and
member of Green Light
reenactment group
Dave Stewart presents
plaque to Mariusz Winiecki
Dave Stewart presents
plaque to Mariusz Winiecki

American attendees and
Polish friends
American attendees and
Polish friends
American attendees with
Mariusz after
receiving plaque
American attendees with
Mariusz after
receiving plaque
Susanna Connaughton, Mariusz Winiecki, Joanna Winiecki, Cindy Burgess, and David Weinstein holding Oflag 64 flag
Susanna Connaughton, Mariusz Winiecki, Joanna Winiecki, Cindy Burgess, and David Weinstein holding Oflag 64 flag
Front of challenge coin handed out during the event
Front of challenge coin handed out during the event
Back of challenge coin handed out during the event
Back of challenge coin handed out during the event

Click to read Susanna Connaughton's report

Click on thumbnails below to see larger photos.

Click to read Cindy Burgess' report

Click to read Dave Stewart's report