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    2024: Commemorating Polish Anniversaries and Milestones – June

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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.

    45 years ago, on June 2, 1979, the first pilgrimage of Pope John Paul II to Poland began. The Pope visited Warsaw, Gniezno, Częstochowa, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Wadowice, Krakow, and the former German concentration camp Auschwitz. Many analysts believe that the message of this visit contributed to the emergence of “Solidarity” the following year.

    35 years ago, on June 4, 1989, the first partially free parliamentary elections in Poland since World War II took place, as stipulated by the Round Table Agreement. The victory of candidates from “Solidarity” led to profound political transformations and became a symbol of the collapse of communism in Central Europe.

    105 years ago, on June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, establishing a new political order after World War I, including the western border of the reborn Poland and ensuring its access to the sea.

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