Wednesday, December 5, 2018
To Our Brave Brethren from Polish Israelite Women 1863
Thanks to Lukasz for sending this in. Lukasz writes,
"It's a replica of a banner from the January Uprising. It is exhibited in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw. The original banner was made by Polish-Jewish women of Kalisz and given to general Edmund Taczanowski. The embroidered sentence reads: 'Walecznym Braciom poświęcają Polki Izaelitki Kalisz 1863.' (To Brave Brethren given by Polish Israelites Kalisz 1863). During the battle of Radoszewice the banner was almost captured by the Russians. It was saved by the female insurgent Walentyna Niemojowska. The banner is kept in the Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw."
For more posts on this theme, see this series of blog posts.