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Famous Poles die - your memories

pawian 168 | 11,177
6 Oct 2019 #1
Kornel Morawiecki was buried yesterday.

A confirmed anticommunist in 1970/80s, an editor and publisher of antisystem underground publications, he set up Fighting Solidarity in 1982. Their programme was simple - abolish communism and retrieve independence. I remember they were tough guys, very militant. When they went to antigovernment demonstrations in 1980s, it was obvious there would be street riots and serious clashes with communist militia.

While eventually all these things did in fact come to pass, at the time this program was seen as quite radical and unrealistic, even in dissident circles.

The Polish secret police found it extremely hard to infiltrate the organization, even though they employed various tactics, including kidnapping Morawiecki's children in an attempt to blackmail him..

antheads 13 | 373
7 Oct 2019 #2
A true hero, and good to see how his legacy lives on in his son, who even Sikorski called a patriot when he was appointed.

Funny how the Walęsa Bolek fool called him a traiter at the KO conference. And people applauded. Poland will never vote these Post-Communists in. ! We are on the right path!
OP pawian 168 | 11,177
7 Oct 2019 #3
Today was the internment of Jan Kobuszewski, a great comedy actor. Very characteristic countenance.
One of his dialogues :

a retired sportsman addicted to alcohol:
Yes, Sir, I admit it openly: I tope. No, of course, I do make breaks: Then I say to myself: Jonhhy, stop toping! Haven`t you had enough if it in your lifetime? But, Sir, it`s to no avail, I only fritter away my tongue. I love this naphtha so much. Do you tope?

OP pawian 168 | 11,177
7 Feb 2020 #4
Do you know that Romuald Lipko died at the age of 69? He was a rock musician, leader of cult group Budka Suflera which has been active since late 1970s. He composed music for his band as well as other singers, especially female ones. Two or three generations of Poles loved these songs. They have had good message both in communist times and today.

Check out this music:

A beautiful ballad by Urszula from 1983 - she worked with Budka Suflera for a few years.

Puff Balls, Kites and Wind

Another one with great music and vocal by Urszula from 1984
Raspberry King

Izabela Trojanowska`s great hit from 1981 was also composed by Lipko
I am your sin
OP pawian 168 | 11,177
18 Mar 2020 #5
Yes, Polish members already heard the sad news. Emil Karewicz, actor.
His legendary role of an evil Gestapo officer in the WW2 spy series is still remembered by millions. The quotes from him became part of the culture.

Best scenes

Ziemowit 13 | 3,967
18 Mar 2020 #6
Emil Karewicz, actor

He died at the age of 97.
OP pawian 168 | 11,177
18 Mar 2020 #7
Wonderful age.
jon357 63 | 15,243
29 Mar 2020 #8
Very sad news. The radio here are reporting that Krzysztof Penderecki died this morning, aged 86. He was Poland's greatest living composer.,103085,25111169,krzysztof-penderecki-nie-zyje-mial-86-lat.html
OP pawian 168 | 11,177
29 Mar 2020 #9
Krzysztof Penderecki, famous composer and conductor.

OP pawian 168 | 11,177
29 Mar 2020 #10
I must admit I haven`t appreciated his music - it is too modern while I am a traditionalist who likes old classical music of 18th-19th centuries.

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