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."
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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.