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    2024: Commemorating Polish Anniversaries and Milestones – December

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    Explore Poland’s rich history in 2024, from the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising to the centennial celebrations of notable figures like Antoni Baraniak, Marek Hłasko, and Wincenty Witos. Immerse yourself in pivotal political, cultural, and societal events, honoring the legacy of these individuals and the nation’s accomplishments.


    December

    85 years ago, between December 21 and 23, 1939, Warsaw’s President Stefan Starzyński was murdered by German occupiers.

    70 years ago, on December 7, 1954, the Ministry of Public Security, the main center for conducting communist terror in Stalinist Poland, was dissolved. The elimination of the ministry was the first sign of political thaw after Stalin’s death.

    35 years ago, on December 29, 1989, the Polish People’s Republic Sejm restored the name of the state to “Republic of Poland” and the national emblem – the eagle with a crown.

    35 years ago, on December 31, 1989, President Wojciech Jaruzelski signed a package of economic laws constituting the so-called “Balcerowicz Plan,” aimed at establishing a market economy system in Poland.

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