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Józef Piłsudski. A Polish and European Statesman

Exhibition

11-14 December 2017

10 am to 4 pm

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi
1/A Janpath
New Delhi -110011

The exhibition opened on 11 December 2017 at 6 pm at the premises of the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi.

The Polish Institute New Delhi in collaboration with the Embassy of Hungary in New Delhi, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi, Muzeum Józefa Piłsudskiego w Sulejówku / Joseph Piłsudski Museum in Poland and the Joseph Pilsudski Foundation organised the exhibition ‘Józef Piłsudski. A Polish and European Statesman’ at the premises of the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre. The exhibition reflects on the legacy of Józef Piłsudski as a Polish and European statesman and his contributions towards the shaping of Polish and European politics.

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Józef Piłsudski, the architect of independence in 1918 and one of the most outstanding statesmen in Polish history, was born on December 5th 1867 in Zułów, in the Vilnius region. His achievements and political concepts have been a source of inspiration and heated disputes for politicians, publicists and historians in Poland.

Regaining independence in 1918 was the result of the efforts of several generations of Poles and the work of many political circles. Józef Piłsudski, the founder of the legions and the first head of state, is regarded as the true father of the Second Polish Republic. On December 5th, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.