POLISH STUDIES ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

EXHIBIT: Code Name Inka: a Schoolgirl in the Polish Resistance, 1944-1946. Condemned, Suppressed, Unbroken, Rediscovered

EXHIBIT: Code Name Inka: a Schoolgirl in the Polish Resistance, 1944-1946. Condemned, Suppressed, Unbroken, Rediscovered

Allen Library UW Campus May 3-31, 2019

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee and UW Libraries present an exhibition about Danuta Siedzikówna (nom de guerre: Inka), a Polish national hero. She was a nurse in the 4th Squadron of the 5th Wilno Brigade of the Polish Home Army, which she joined in late 1943 or early 1944. Later, she served with the Brigade’s 1st Squadron in Poland’s Pomerania region. In 1946, she was charged with taking an active, violent part in an attack on functionaries of the Ministry of Public Security and sentenced to death. Six days before her 18th birthday, on 28 August 1946, she was executed by the Communist authorities.

Exhibit curated by Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski

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