The debate “The importance of the Battle of Warsaw in the history of Poland and Europe” took place on August 13. It was created in cooperation with the Regional Center for International Debate in Kielce, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Warsaw Institute.
Exceptional experts took part in the debate:
– Dr hab. prof. UJK Jacek Legieć – the historian, habilitated doctor specializing in the history of Ukraine in the years 1917-1953 and the Russian army and Poles serving in it at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.
– Prof. dr hab. Stanisław Wiech – the historian, full professor specializing in the social and political history of the Kingdom of Poland and Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.
– Dr Paweł Libera – the historian specializing in the eastern policy of the Second Polish Republic, Polish-Lithuanian relations, and Polish political emigration after 1945. Institute of National Remembrance in Lublin.
The debate was hosted by Piotr Nataniec – Editor-in-Chief of the wKielcach.info Portal.
The debate was organized in connection with the hundredth anniversary of the victory of Polish troops in the Battle of Warsaw in 1920. The purpose of the meeting was to present and discuss the reasons for the outbreak of the Polish-Bolshevik war, as well as to analyze the possible consequences for Poland, Europe, and the world if the “Miracle on the Vistula” had not happened. During the debate, the speakers agreed that the Battle of Warsaw was one of the most important clashes of the Polish-Bolshevik war in 1920, as well as one of the most important battles that determined the history of the world. The invited guests emphasized that the Poles made a titanic effort in defeating the enemy less than two years after regaining independence, having not yet fully developed statehood and the army.