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Exile to Leeds 6 - Bark & Butterflies #1

Exile to Leeds 6 - Bark & Butterflies #1
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Until 14 Jan 2018

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Leeds City Museum

Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

Leeds City Museum presents a new display combining film, photography and natural history collections exploring of migration and memory from Poland to Leeds.

“In June 1940 Zymunt Palka and his son, Jan, were deported by the Russian political police from eastern Poland to a forced labour camp in Siberia. Zygmunt died there but Jan survived. Following an amnesty in 1941 Jan made his way to the middle-east where he joined Polish divisions in the British army and later settled in Leeds, where he died in 2008. Zygmunt kept a wartime diary, a section of which offers a detailed account of this terrible journey. Jan kept and maintained the diary throughout his further travels during the war. In 2013 Jan’s son, Adrian, retraced the footsteps of the journey to Siberia.”

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The whole building is accessible and interactives and displays are set at a variety of heights.

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