Open Air Exhibition: Operation "Pope”
Plac Solidarności, Szczecin | Plac Solidarności 1, 70-515 Szczecin, Polska


The exhibition presents the background to the preparations for the visit to Szczecin of John Paul II, which took place on June 11th, 1987, and tells about events that took place shortly before and during the visit. The presented materials (scans of documents and photos) show the real intentions of the Polish People's Republic authorities, they remind Poland of the second half of the 1980s and what the papal visit to Szczecin and Western Pomerania brought. Some of the materials, from collections of institutions or home archives, were used for the first time for the purposes of this exhibition.

The opening of the exhibition took place on June 11th, 2017 at Jasne Błonia. Unfortunately, after three days the exhibition was destroyed by a gale.

The exhibition, in a new arrangement, on more permanent means, will be available until the end of July 2018.