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Sue Ryder Musem

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fot. Archiwum Sue Ryder
fot. Archiwum Sue Ryder. City of Warsaw

Historic turnpike at Unii Lubelskiej Square will be headquarters of a new Sue Ryder Museum, a British charity activist, who was also active in Poland. The Museum will open mid-2012.

On September 29 in the presence of the Mayor of  the City of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz and Primate Józef Glemp the agreement between the Foundation of Sue Ryder and the investors of the "Union Square" (Plac Unii) building was signed. The agreement treats about the assistance in the renovation and adaptation of the turnpike located nearby the place where the Museum of Sue Ryder will appear.

Susan Ryder (born July 3, 1923, died Nov. 2, 2000) was 16 years old when after the outbreak of World War II she joined as a volunteer the auxiliary military service for women - First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. Soon she was moved to the Polish section to the Leadership of Special Operations, where she served until the end of the war. Her tasks were to provide care for soliders, she was also driving them to the airport, from where they were flying to their missions.

Thanks to Sue Ryder there were more than 30 homes for cancer patients and older people in Poland.

In later ages she was in the British House of Lords called as the Lady Ryder of Warsaw.

Sue Ryder is an honorary citizen of Warsaw. Her name is given to one of the Warsaw park in the district Ochota – Sue Ryder’s Park.

fot. Archiwum Sue Ryder. City of Warsaw
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author: Alojzy Józekowski. City of Warsaw