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  • 8 March 2019

    The opening of the exhibition took place at the National Library in Port of Spain. It was headed by Consul of Poland Mr. Pawel Szymanczak in presence of the Honorary Consul of Poland Mr. David Lewis.

    In November 1918, after 123 years of absence on European political maps, Poland regained its independence. It owes it mainly to perseverance and dedication of an active part of Polish society. Polish hopes for regaining independence grew at the turn of the century, when disputes between invaders - Russia on the one hand, and Germans and Austro-Hungary on the other - began to grow. When the war in the west ended in October / November and the Austro-Hungarian Empire fell apart, the Poles began to disarm the occupiers and create independent state institutions. On November 11, 1918 in Warsaw, after being released from German captivity, the civil and military power was taken over by the General Council, General Józef Piłsudski, as the new head of state. A new episode in Polish history began.

    Józef Piłsudski was a multidimensional personality. A socialist revolutionist, a fighter for independence, a writer, a political prisoner, and in the early years of a reborn Polish commander-in-chief of the Polish Army and head of state. As a soldier, he led his people to sovereignty, which Poland regained a hundred years ago, in 1918. Two years later, he defended it against Bolshevik aggression from Russia. As a politician, he started building a modern democratic republic. After the First World War, he was one of the architects of peace and security in Europe. Piłsudski is one of the most known figures in Poland and one of the most famous Poles in the world.


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