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Wilhelm Pieck, a German and international communist movement activist, was the first and only president of the German Democratic Republic. After his death in 1960, the top PZPR (United Polish Workers' Party) officials ordered the establishment of his museum in Gubin, his birthplace and hometown. The responsibility fell on the regional party's authorities that were to be assisted by KC PZPR's (the party's top management) lnstitute of Party's History and officials from the Ministry of Culture and Arts. They agreed on locating the museum in the Piecks' family house, where GDR's president spent his childhood. ; The Wilhelm Pieck Museum opened on July 6th, 1962, which was connected with the celebration of the 12th anniversary of the "Zgorzelec Treaty" by the Polish and GDR's officials.