Category modernity

Shadows. What do we have in common?

The new district of Thureck under construcion, WWII. Photo: Courtesy J. Mehoffer Museum of Turek, Turek, Wielkopolska, PL (EU), Kreisbildstelle Thureck Wartheland Collection.  German Administration in occupied western parts of Poland worked constantly until The End in January 1945. Landratsamt in Thureck, before 1939 Turek in Greater Poland, was not an exception: its officials remained in […]

Architecture as a symbol of change: The Shrine of Progress

Photo: Courtesy J. Mehoffer Museum of Turek, Turek, Wielkopolska, PL (EU), Prints and Photographs Division.  When I saw these pictures for the first time, I was astonished. The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, the emblem of 1950s. architecture in Poland – here promoted by a prop, architectural model on display in Turek, a small […]