Poland was the first to topple the communism and started the cascade of events which eventually led to tearing down the Berlin Wall.
Promotional movie of the permanent exhibition documenting the role of Poland and 'Solidarno¶æ' in toppling the communism in Central and Eastern Europe.
The European Solidarity Centre is a multifunctional institution combining scientific, cultural and educational activity with a modern museum and archive, documenting freedom movements in the modern history of Poland and Europe.
The Letter of Intent to create ESC was signed by heads of state and government, who gathered in Gdansk in 2005, on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Solidarno¶æ. The Centre was established in Gdañsk on 8 November 2007, by the Minister of Culture, the Marshall of the Pomeranian Voievodship, the President of Gdañsk, the President of the European Solidarity Centre Foundation and the Chairman of the NSZZ Solidarno¶æ Trade Union.
The main purpose of the European Solidarity Centre is to preserve the heritage and retain a fond memory of Solidarno¶æ in order to hand it down to future generations, while stressing its relevance and universal value.