November 11th is Polish Independence Day and it is the second national holiday in Poland-the first one is Constitution Day celebrated on May 3rd. November 11th is the day that Poland regained its freedom after 123 years of partition by its powerful neighbors, the superpowers of the time: Russia, Prussia, and Austria.
Marshal Edward Rydz-Śmigły, the military dictator of Poland, shaking hands with Bogislav von Studnitz, the German military attache in Warsaw, at the 1938 Polish Independence Day Parade. Poland was initially a de facto ally of Nazi Germany and Fascist Hungary in the 1938 Partition of Czechoslovakia, but because of eventual territorial disputes on the Baltic Sea coastline, Poland and Germany would be at war against each other in less than a year later in 1939.
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Independence Day; Poland; November 11; Celebrates independence declared from Germany, Russia, and Austria on Nov. 11, 1918, following 125 years of partition. Independence was internationally recognized with the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.