(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
Rarely does the passing of an individual mark the end of one
epoch. Karol Modzelewski's death was one such case. The historian and one of
the founders of the Polish trade union Solidarity died on April 28 on a
hospital in Warsaw. Unfortunately, he leaves behind a country ruled by one
populist government that could have been prevented if Modzelewskis
warnings had been followed.
was what the philosopher Hannah Arendt would have called an actor – both a "who does" and
a "sufferer" – in many of the central political movements of the last 80 years.
His life could have filled at least one chapter in any book about
born as Kirill Budniewicz in Moscow during Stalin's purge campaign, as
demanded both grandfather's. . .
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