Władysław Bartoszewski as an ambassador of the Polish cause over the course of history
In Poland, one of the most frequently quoted maxims is ‘It is worth being decent’. Its author, Władysław Bartoszewski, was born 100 years ago, and seven years have passed since his death. For several decades he was one of the most characteristic figures of Polish public life: a Catholic and anti-communist, an independence activist and Home Army soldier, a political prisoner during communist rule, and a friend of Jews and Germans. On several occasions, his energetic temperament and sharp tongue put him in the middle of political controversies.