Why did the Polish constitution of March 1921 fail to establish a stable political system? What were the factors for emergence of Independent Poland 1918?
These and other questions will be discussed during an event organized by
the Institute of Polish Military.
Antony Polonsky, Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Brandies University, was a Rhodes Scholar in modern history. His doctoral thesis was a study of Jozef Pilsudski’s relationship with parliament: Politics in Independent Poland 1921-1939 The Crisis of Constitutional Government. He grew up in South Africa and as a student at the University of Witwatersrand, he organised non-violent demonstrations against apartheid policies.
In this lecture he will discuss the factors that made possible the emergence of an independent Polish state in 1918, The nature of the regime
established after May 1926 by Józef Piłsudski and how Polish politics changed
between Piłsudski’s death in May 1935 and the
outbreak of World War II?
The event will take place on 29 January 2022 at 12:30 CET.