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Solidarity Posters Collection

Le Pion De Moscou (A Pawn of Moscow) French poster depicts General Wojciech Jaruzelski, head of the authoritarian communist government of Poland, as a pawn on the chessboard. He is firmly placed on the bleeding map of the country. Jaruzelski whose face lacks a mouth, a feature which implies the absence of any free will, is accompanied by other pawns that resemble Kremlin's domes. In all likelihood, the poster was conceived during the martial law period which lasted from 13 December 1981 to 22 July 1983 and met with vehement protests in France. Le Pion De Moscou (A Pawn of Moscow) French poster depicts General Wojciech Jaruzelski, head of the authoritarian communist government of Poland, as a pawn on the chessboard. He is firmly placed on the bleeding map of the country. Jaruzelski whose face lacks a mouth, a feature which implies the absence of any free will, is accompanied by other pawns that resemble Kremlin's domes. In all likelihood, the poster was conceived during the martial law period which lasted from 13 December 1981 to 22 July 1983 and met with vehement protests in France.

Location

  • London King Street 238-246, United Kingdom
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Polish

Name of collection

  • Solidarity Posters Collection

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content

Content

  • memorabilia (posters, flyers, stamps, etc.): 500-999

Stakeholder(s) of the collection

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • diaspora

Date of founding

  • 1980

Place of founding

  • London King Street 238-246, United Kingdom
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Creators of content

Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • visits by appointments

Authors of this page

  • Kunicki, Mikołaj

References

Platt, D., Sienkiewicz, J. W., Halikowska, T., Smith, A., Polish Social and Cultural Association, & Polish Library POSK (Londyn). (2014). Wspólny wysiłek - wspólny sukces: 50 lat POSKu : wystawa = Community effort, community achievement : 50 years of POSK : exhibition. Londyn, United Kingdom: Polski Ośrodek Społeczno-Kulturalny.

Suchcitz, A. (2003). Dr Zdzisław Jagodziński (1927-2001). In Zdzisław Jagodziński jakim Go pamiętamy (pp. 11-14). Londyn, United Kingdom: Biblioteka Polska POSK.

Platt, Dobrosława , interview by Kunicki, Mikołaj, May 16, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection