( Przewodniczący Rady Państwa Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej ) Chairman of the State Council of the Polish People's Republic. 1981 december 13. Some writing on the back. 59 x 40 cm. / Folded , minor scratchs, some writing on the back, but still in very good conditon.
Martial law in Poland (Polish: Stan wojenny w Polsce) was declared in the period between 13 December 1981 and 22 July 1983. The government of the Polish People's Republic drastically restricted everyday life by introducing martial law and a military junta in an attempt to counter political opposition, in particular the Solidarity movement. Thousands of opposition activists were imprisoned without charge, and as many as 91 killed. Although martial law was lifted in 1983, many political prisoners were not released until a general amnesty in 1986. (Wikipedia).