Władysław Gomułka facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
|First Secretary of the
Polish United Workers' Party
21 October 1956 – 20 December 1970
|Preceded by||Edward Ochab|
|Succeeded by||Edward Gierek|
|First Secretary of the Polish Workers' Party|
|Preceded by||Paweł Finder|
|Succeeded by||Bolesław Bierut|
6 February 1905|
|Died||1 September 1982
Gomułka was one of the key leaders of the Warsaw Pact. He supported Poland's participation in Prague Spring in August 1968. One of his notable achievements was negotiating the Treaty of Warsaw (1970) with West Germany. The treaty meant Germany agreed to the post-World War II borders.
Decorations and awards
- Order of the Builders of People's Poland
- Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
- Partisan Cross
- Order of the Cross of Grunwald, 1st class
Images for kids
Gomułka (left) greeted by members of the Ernst Thälmann Pioneer Organisation in East Germany.
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