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Poland's 20th century and modern national heroes?


Poughkeepsie 4 | 3
18 Apr 2010 #1
Who were the most important, altruistic, patriotic, influential and symbolic persons of Poland during the 20th century for modern Poland?

For example;
Witold Pilecki

I am mainly looking for martyrs during the resistance, but anyone who would be considered an outstanding national hero today will be appreciated.

Thank you.
Bzibzioh
18 Apr 2010 #2
Karol Levittoux

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karol_Levittoux

of Poland during the 20th century for modern Poland?

oopsie, noticed now that. Oh, well ...
guzzler 1 | 88
18 Apr 2010 #3
Ryszard Kaczorowski R.I.P.
Ozi Dan 26 | 569
19 Apr 2010 #4
General Fieldorf aka "Nile"

General Leopold Okulicki aka "Bear cub"

There are quite a few 'heroes' who arose as a consequence of the Warsaw Rising in 1944. I suppose both of the above could be considered martyrs.

Rising '44 by N Davies has quite an excellent spread as to Polish heroes of the Rising. One worth mentioning and reported anecdotally in that book was the Polish priest who accompanied orphaned Polish children in their train ride to the concentration camp, singing to them as they walked up the gang plank to calm them down.

My dad told me about a Jewish doctor whose actions were heroic. This Doctor treated AK insurgents but also treated a Wehrmacht officer. My dad saw it when the SS came to take the doctor away to be executed and then the Wehrmacht officer's soldiers put a stop to that by forcing the SS away after a tense stand off. I suppose these Wehrmacht soldiers could be considered heroes too.
pawian 176 | 13,997
1 Oct 2019 #5
but anyone who would be considered an outstanding national hero today will be appreciated.

Jarosłąw Kaczyński. He possesses all these features:the most important, altruistic, patriotic, influential and symbolic
Dougpol1 32 | 2,708
1 Oct 2019 #6
Kaczyński.

You are joking, right? Him, who had the rest of the Solidarity shipyard delegation photoshopped into blurred onlookers? Including the person who actually had the charisma.

Do tell us you're on a wind-up.
pawian 176 | 13,997
1 Oct 2019 #7
No, I wasn`t joking. I was dead serious. I simply made a mistake. Errare humanum est.
Miloslaw 8 | 2,425
1 Oct 2019 #8
It is good that you show your human frailty.


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