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Śmierć kapitana Cezarego Hallera
The death of capt. Cezary Halller

Author(s): Daniel Korbel
Subject(s): History, Military history, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Wadowickie Centrum Kultury
Keywords: Poland-Czechoslovakia War; Cieszyn Silesia or Teschen Silesia

Summary/Abstract: The Czechoslovak-Polish War, which lasted 8 days (January 23-30, 1919), is still unknown to the majority of the public. Capt. Cezary Haller, younger brother of General Jozef Haller, remains one of the few figures more widely known or even „associated” with this battle. The circumstances of his death, despite available archival documents and publications discussing them, still remain a field for speculation and manipulation of historical facts. The false myth repeated for 100 years about the killing of this Polish officer by Czechoslovak soldiers is part of the lack of knowledge about this war. This article will be another attempt to deflate this issue and at the same time to familiarize readers with the most probable course of the battle of Zebrzydowice and Kończyce Małe on January 26, 1919. It will also be an opportunity to once again draw attention to the fact that Captain Cezary Halller was not killed or killed but died on the battlefield. The death of capt. Cezary Halller also became an important symbol of the fight for Polishness of Cieszyn Silesia, and popularization of the history of his heroic deed will allow to recall many other often nameless heroes of the fight for independence of the Republic of Poland.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 19-55
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: English, Polish