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.


  1. A blog reader has submitted a link to a book review. The book review may or may not be appropriate. Here's my problem as the blog proprietor. This same blog reader has submitted other material that he knows goes against the guidelines here. So I am constrained from posting the link to the book review. I don't have time to read it and weigh it.

  2. In general posting links to outside material is iffy. If you have something to say, say it in your blog post. If what you have to say is that Jews are Poles' natural enemies, chances are I don't want to post it. I believe in free speech, but that's been said enough, and refuted enough. I get tired of refuting the same message over and over.

  3. Hello,

    Well actually the banner on that picture is the original one. It was hidden for decades, so it's not in the perfect condition.

    Replica is on this photo. Link below.

    If anyone was curious, painting next to the replica is named "Pogrzeb pięciu poległych" (Funeral of the five fallen) by Aleksander Lesser.


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