27 December 2014

On This Day: Polish Uprising

The Polish people hoped for a sovereign Poland. The Great Polish Uprising began today in 1918 against the Germans. Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Paderewski delivered a patriotic speech earlier in the day. That evening the uprising began with a shooting in front of Poznań's Police Headquarters.

By 1918 my direct Polish ancestors had already immigrated to America. However, I'm sure I still had family there who were affected by this event.

 
On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention.
Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.