occupation, from november 1939, there was Gestapo headquaters located
in Hotel Palace, where the basements were turned into prison cells.
Palace, also known as "Torture Chamber of Podhale"
incarcerated thousands of Poles. Most of them were tortured. Around
250 people were killed on the spot, while others were directed to
other prisons and concentration camps. Among Palace prisoners were
bl. fr. Piotr Dańkowski, Franciszek Gajowniczek, Tatra Couriers –
Stanisław Marusarz, Helena Marusarzówna, Bronisław Czech and also
dr Wincenty Galica, Marian Polaczyk, Władysław Szepelak. Later
initiatives of these people allowed the establishment of small museum
in 1994. The museum was runned by Museum of Fight and Martyrdom
"Palace" Association, however its functionality lately
became very limited. Since december 2016, thanks to the new
administration with chairman Lucyna Galica-Jurecka (daughter of
Wincenty Galica), the museum was restored and received support from
local government and Mayor of Town Zakopane Leszek Dorula plus local
associations and firms.
Town of Zakopane
founded the purchase of Palace building at Chałubińskiego 7 street
on the day of 14 december 2017. 9 milion złoty came from Prime
Minister Beata Szydło as the whole buying price was 11,5 milion
tuesday and thursday from
16.00 to 17.00
on other time – after phone arrangement