Bolesław Drobner

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Bolesław Drobner (born 28 June 1883 in Kraków, died 31 March 1968 in Kraków) was a Polish politician. Member of the Polish Socialist Party, he supported cooperation with the communists. Arrested by the NKVD after the Soviet invasion of Poland, in 1943 he was released. Drobner joined a pro-Soviet Polish communist organization the Union of Polish Patriots and later the Polish Committee of National Liberation (PKWN). As leader of the "Lublin Poles", he led a delegation to Żagań on 13 May 1945 where he pledged allegiance of his town to the Soviet Union.[1]

In 1945 Drobner became the first Polish mayor (president) of Wrocław (former Breslau) and was deputy to State National Council and then to Polish Sejm (national legislature). He was a senior marshal of the latter institution in 1957, 1961 and 1965.

He was also a notable supporter of the artistic group Piwnica pod Baranami.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giles MacDonogh, After the Reich, John Murray, 2007, p. 173