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After 1935, the Germans began to implement the large-scale re-armament plans, therefore violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles that ended the First World War.
After 17 September 1939, 18,000 Polish Army officers were taken captive by the Soviets. Among them were both active and reserve officers, Border Protection Corps soldiers, policemen, prison service staff, military chaplains of different religious affiliation.
During the Second World War, both occupiers followed a repressive policy towards the Polish citizens; one of its elements was forced deportations.
In 1941, after the Third Reich had invaded the Soviet Union, the latter agreed to sign an agreement with the Polish government in exile regarding formation of the Polish Army from Poles detained in Soviet POW camps and other camps (the Sikorski-Mayski Agreement of 30 July 1941).
The formation of the Polish Armed Forces (Polskie Siły Zbrojne, PSZ) in the West began immediately after the fiasco of the September Campaign. With France fallen to the Third Reich, most of the soldiers were evacuated to Great Britain and Palestine.
After the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, Jan Karski (born Jan Kozielewski on 24 April 1914 in Łódź; died on 13 July 2000 in Washington, D.C.) was taken prisoner but soon managed to escape.
The Carnival of “Solidarity”, or the Carnival of Democracy and Freedom, was a period of 16 months (from late August 1980 to 13 December 1981) during which the Independent Self-Governing Labour Union “Solidarity” enjoyed legal activity in a non-independent country.