On August 6 our board represented by Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska and Aloys Bruggeman visited the General Ryszard Kukliński Museum in Warsaw and its director Filip Frąckowiak. They discussed the possibilities of further cooperation.
Filip Frąckowiak offered a book written by his father: Józef Szaniawski- the founding father of the museum, PhD in history, political scientist, commentator, and journalist in Poland and the United States, the PRL’s last political prisoner- entitled ‘General Kukliński- the Lonely mission’ with a personal note for Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska and his own publication ‘’O miejscu Kuklińskiego w Historii’’ ( About the Kukliński’s place in history)
The museum is dedicated to the commemoration of the intelligence mission of Ryszard Kukliński. He was a Polish colonel and Cold War spy for NATO. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of brigadier general by Polish President Andrzej Duda. Kukliński passed top secret Soviet documents to the CIA between 1972 and 1981, including the Soviet plans for the invasion of Western Europe.
The Kukliński museum consists of two main sections; East and West. The two sections are divided by an Iron Curtain. It is made up of metal sheets from the armouries of Red Army units in Legnica.
The General Ryszard Kukliński Museum is operated by the Józef Szaniawski Foundation. Read more about the museum here: https://www.generalkuklinski.com/en/museum/
Museum is located at Kanonia 20/22 in Warsaw
photos: ©Aloys Bruggeman