Bitwa Warszawska - Warsaw (1920)
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Summer 1920 remains a memory landmark for many Polish families. One century ago, in just a few weeks, our great grandparents have experienced a succession of contradictory feelings, from certainty to fear, from desperation to enthusiasm, from shame to pride. Our dollhouse pictures the memory of a Książyk boy aged 10 and living in Warsaw.
After his heroic death, Chaplain Ignacy Skorupka got a special place in our family. During his sermons, Father Godlewski emphasized the heroic sacrifice of this young army chaplain who had been a parishioner of his church.
Indeed, just as the three Książyk brothers, Ignacy Skorupka had been christened in the All Saints church (Wszystkich Świętych). Later, he had been altar boy in this same church. Moreover, Ignacy Skorupca had also attended the same school as the boys. The proximity of this war hero was very impressive for the three kids.
Our little dollhouse scenery pictures the Książyk brothers paying tribute to Ignacy Skorupka during the Ossów Battle.
Several events are organized for the 100th commemoration of the Battle of Warsaw.
Exhibition "Fotorelacje. Wojna 1920" at the National Muzeum in Warsaw from 14 August to 15 november 2020;
Exhibition "Czas Chwały. Bitwa Warszawska 1920 r." at the Muzeum of the Polish Army in Warsaw;
-Visit of the Muzeum Pilsudki with a new building recently inaugurated.
Several websites focus on the History of Poland in the early 20th century:
Niepodlegla reports all the events related to the commemoration of the Independence;
Bitwa 1920 develops the main points of the Polish-Bolshevik war.
We also strongly recommend the website
This excellent blog is dedicated to the 100 Jubilee of the Battle of Warsaw.
With immense talent, the author explores the atmosphere of Poland and Warsaw in 1920.
The great quality of documents and pictures helped us to develop our dollhouse story
Polacy1920 has no equivalent.
Worth visiting and reading.
Behind the scene: the making-of our little stories
Remark: In the gallery, most press photos are from Tygodnik Illustrowany, as scanned by the Library of Lodz University.
Photos K, O and S are our compositions, inspired by Tygodnik Illustrowany layout.
Credit: Photo A - Ilustrowanyo Kurier Codzienny nr 191/1920 posted by POLACY1920 / Photo B - Tygodnik Illustrowany 18.9.1920 / Photo E - Tygodnik Illustrowany 11.9.1920 / Photo F - Tygodnik Illustrowany 18.9.1920 / Photo G - Tygodnik Illustrowany 11.9.1920 / Photo J - Tygodnik Illustrowany 31.7.1920 / Photo M - Tygodnik Illustrowany 17.7.1920.