Victorious Greater Poland Uprising 1918-1919 against Germans started 101 years ago – VIDEO

The year 2019 marks the 101 anniversary of the victorious Powstanie Wielkopolskie / Greater Poland Uprising 1918-1919 against Germans who had occupied Wielkopolska.

Poland’s 3 neighbours – Russia, Prussia and Austria had conspired to slowly take over the Polish territory. In 1773 the Prussians took Greater Poland and entered Poznań. 2 years later Poland ceased to exist.

Watch the film about it (English subtitles):

The Uprising lasted 52 days. It was sparked by Ignacy Paderewski who had said in Poznań on December 26th 1918: “After years of suppression, Poland is rising again! Long live Polish accord and unity! A free and united Poland, with access to the sea, will live forever!”

As a result of the Uprising the Greater Poland, the oldest part of the country, was freed by Poles themselves, after 123 years of German occupation.

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The uprising was crucial for the freedom of Poland, which restored the cradle of the state – Wielkopolska, back to Poland.

Natalia Jasińska