Born in Porąbka, today a district of Sosnowiec, was secretary in Katowice.
But it doesn`t matter, really. What matters is he was from Czerwone Zagłebie which isn`t Silesia.
I might've mixed up something, but for me he was always strongly associated with Jastrzębie for some personal (his) reason.
But, later on, he ruled Silesia and developed it.
Hm, Silesia under Gomulka was already quite developed. The Soviets needed steel. After Gierek went to Warsaw, he introduced more miner's privileges, but people preferred the memory of Ziętek.
Is there some joke I'm missing? :)
Just some of our intra-Polish bickering, nothing to you, dojcze... :)
Geez, midnight. Good night.