Ludność Podhala wobec niepodległości Polski. Wybrane problemy

  • Lidia Sztuka The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Keywords: regaining independence by Poland; history of Podhale


The attitude of the Podhale population towards Poland’s independence. Selectedtopics

In 1918 Poland regained independence after 123 years of partitions. The article discusses the contribution of the Podhale population to the struggle for independence. Even before World War I, the Podhale people were establishing militia organizations, developed education and their own newspapers in order to raise highlanders’ awareness of the need for engaging in the efforts for independence. In 1918 they supported Polish patriots in Galicia and took part in the process of regaining independence by Poland.