Strike monuments

Fischer 2634-2635 | Michel 2782-2783 | Year of issue 1981 | People's Republic of Poland

Memorials for the labour strikes of 1970 (the December sacrifices) in Gdańsk and Gdynia.

2634
2635
Monument in Gdańsk
Monument in Gdynia

Glossary

In December 1970, demonstrations against price rises broke out in the northern Baltic coastal cities. Gdańsk and Gdynia were the scene of anti-government demonstrations which led to the downfall of Poland's communist leader Władysław Gomułka. A bloody clash with shipyard workers in which several dozen workers were shot to death forced his resignation.

Translations

Ofiarom Grudnia 1970 = For the sacrifices of December 1970

Resources

Polish 1970 protests
Gdańsk
Gdynia
Władysław Gomułka
History of Poland (19451989)