August 31, 2018

Thirty-eight years ago, on August 31, 1980, in the shipping yards of Gdansk, Poland, amidst massive strikes across the country, an agreement was reached between workers and the government.

Sounds very benign, almost like a small blip in the course of Poland's history. S...

December 13, 2017

I know, I know. What a dismal title for a blog post. But there's a reason behind it!

On December 13, 1981, Poland woke up to the sounds and reality of martial law.  The photo pictured here has become a representation of martial law. It was taken on that morning, by pho...

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