Anna Walentynowicz talking with strikers' families.

Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum
Warszawa, Poland

Solidarity was born as the result of a nationwide strike in August 1980 in the V. Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. The shipyard workers went on strike in a gesture of solidarity with two colleagues who had been sacked from their jobs: Anna Walentynowicz and Lech Wałęsa. They lost their jobs because they were active in illegal trade unions.


  • Title: Anna Walentynowicz talking with strikers' families.
  • Location: Stocznia Gdanska, Gdansk
  • Contributor: Polish History Museum | Contributed by East News
  • Original Source: EAST NEWS
  • Event date: 1980-08-14
  • Collection: Polish History Museum, Postaci

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