Freedom/ Wolność - Finding Home

For Refugee Week 2020 we have brought this year's exhibition online, a thought-provoking series of five videos created by Basia Szymańska.


Freedom/ Wolność - Finding Home is an audiovisual exhibition about Polish combatants, who came to the UK after WWII. It consists of portraits and recordings of 5 people, who shared their story about surviving war, and their journey to find a new home in England.


Basia Szymańska:
"What started as a simple university project, evolved into something much bigger and meaningful, than I imagined. It is not only a collection of personal memoirs, but also a record of history, told by eyewitnesses for the next generations to learn.


"Each story is different, but they all share one thing: all those people have come a long way to find something, which is often taken for granted – freedom and a safe home."


The exhibition


Anna Pyrtko


Stanisława Puszkiewicz


Lesław Latawiec


Edward Piskożub


Maria Pilch



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Participants: Anna Pyrtko, Stanisława Puszkiewicz, Lesław Latawiec, Edward Piskożub, Maria Pilch

Christopher Hazell, Karen Thornton (University of Bradford)


Other links

Click here to view the exhibition details on the main Refugee Week website.