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In 1995, Jan Karski received the highest Polish civilian award from President Lech Wałęsa, The White Eagle

1995

Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum

In 1989 communism disintegrated; first in Poland, then in the rest of Central Europe. The decline started in 1980 with the establishment of Solidarność (Solidarity), free workers unions, inspiration of John Paul II and the persistent work of the pro-democratic opposition in Poland. Karski – who was persona non grata in the Polish People’s Republic – finally gained the recognition he deserved.

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  • Title: In 1995, Jan Karski received the highest Polish civilian award from President Lech Wałęsa, The White Eagle
  • Date: 1995
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Contributor: Museum of the City of Łódź
  • Original Source: Museum of the City of Łódź
  • Copyright: Museum of the City of Łódź | signature MMŁ/HW/2043 KW: 2404
  • Collection: Jan Karski

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