120 Years of Polish Presence in Argentina (1897-2017). History and Present Cover Image

120 lat polskiej obecności w Argentynie (1897-2017). Historia i teraźniejszość
120 Years of Polish Presence in Argentina (1897-2017). History and Present

Author(s): Piotr Wasilewski
Subject(s): History, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II

Summary/Abstract: The origins of Polish emigration to Argentina date back to the 19th century. Poles emigrated to this distant, overseas country, first as individuals and then in larger groups. We can distinguish several waves of Polish collective emigration to Argentina: pre-war, that is, the period of partitions, with special regard to 1897, interwar and post-war, especially from 1945-1950. The article summarizes the information we have about the historical aspects of the phenomenon described, explains the reasons for the trips, highlights the role of the clergy, lists the most important places for Poles to settle, and the ways and forms of maintaining Polish national identity, both in the past and in the present.

  • Issue Year: 67/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 175-187
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish