Obchody Święta Odzyskania Niepodległości przez Polskę w listopadzie1944 r.

  • Ewa Rzeczkowska The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Keywords: Polish National Independence Day; 11 November; Polish Committee of National Liberation; celebration; Lublin Poland


The November 1944 celebration of the Polish National Independence Day

In November 1944 on the lands occupied by the Red Army, an anniversary of the creation of Ignacy Daszyński’s government was celebrated along with an anniversary of the October Revolution (for the first time in Polish lands) and preparations for the Polish National Independence Day were under way. This was an interim period starting the formation of a new political system of Poland. The prewar shape of political and social life was slowly giving way to that of PKWN (Polish Committee of National Liberation). This was evident in the preparation for celebrations of national holidays and anniversaries. Both prewar holidays, with anti-soviet overtones, and holidays taken over from USSR were celebrated.