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Marian Żegota – Januszajtis

| 3 kwietnia 2013 | 0 Komentarzy

Januszajtis-Żegota125 years ago on April 3rd 1889, Marian Joseph Żegota – Januszajtis was born at Mirow near Czestochowa, an engineer, farmer, a military leader and a politician, commander of the Polish Rifle Squads in Lviv (1912-1914), the youngest colonel of the Polish Legions and the last commander of the 1st Brigade, a co-organiser (with E.Sapieha) of a right-wing coup on the 4th/5th of January 1919, in the Polish-Bolshevik war a commander of 12 Infantry Division, from 1920 a Lieutenant General and since 1922 a Brigadier General and a Major-General since 1924, between 1924-26 a Voivode of Nowogródek, after retiring (1929) in the 1930’s he associated with the National Party (SN); the head of its military organization under Soviet occupation, arrested by the NKVD on the 27th of October 1939, released following the signing of the Sikorski-Mayski agreement, whilst in exile a member of the III and IV National Council of the Republic of Poland (1947-1955).He died in 1973.


prof. Jacek Bartyzel

translated by Arek Jakubczyk


Kategoria: Reactionary Diary

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