Julian Kulski

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Julian Kulski (December 5, 1892 in Warsaw - August 18, 1976 in Warsaw) was a civil servant, best known for being President of Warsaw during World War II.

During pre-war period he was a Vice President of Warsaw (1935-1939) under Stefan Starzyński, with whom he actively led a defense of city during Invasion of Poland. He was named by German occupation authorities the President after Starzyński was arrested. Kulski accepted this post with advice of resistance movement and Polish Government in Exile and during his tenure actively working with them against occupation forces, always remained loyal to Poland.

Before he became a part of Warsaw municipal government he served in the Polish Legions in World War I (1914-1917), and Polish Army (1919-1921). He was also a commander of the People's Militia in Warsaw (1918-1919) and longtime high-rank employee of the Ministry of Treasury.

Because of his accomplishment during the war, Kulski remained widely recognized.

Julian's son, also called Julian E. Kulski (March 3, 1929 - ) was a member of the Polish Underground during the war from ages 12 – 15. He published a book and a video about his experiences called "Legacy of the White Eagle" in 2006. He moved to the US and became a prominent architect.


This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2008-04-02 of the equivalent article on the Polish Wikipedia.

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