Exhibit: The Phenomenon of "Solidarity"

Location: Hesburgh Library, Second Floor

Pictures from the History of Poland, 1980–1981

The exhibition was prepared to commemorate 30th anniversary of the birth of the Solidarity Movement. It presents the important events from the strikes of August 1980 to the imposition of martial law in December 1981. The exhibit also depicts the path that led to the Solidarity Trade Union’s establishment, its relations with the communist regime, and the attitude of society towards the Trade Union within the context of the most important political, social, and economic events of Poland.

The exhibit will run from April 24–May 3, 2012. It was created by the Public Education Office of the Institute of National Remembrance in Poland.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, with support from Mikolaj Kunicki, assistant professor of European history, and the Notre Dame Polish Club.