Just five days after being elected as Poland’s first president in the newly independent second republic, Gabriel Narutowicz was gunned down in cold blood during the opening of an art exhibition. TFN’s Nick Westerby looks back at the extraordinary events 98 years ago today.
Entitled ‘Lost Borders: In the Footsteps of the Second Polish Republic’, the project sees Kaja and Tomasz Grzywaczewski uncovering the fascinating and sometimes harrowing stories of how living in the borderlands has shaped the memory, identity and lives of the people who still live in its territories today.
Finds show a past love of oysters, beer and flour from Toruń.
Modern artists get inspiration from the rich and vibrant music scene that enveloped the fledgling Second Republic.