Hugon Hanke (1904 – 19 December 1964) was a Polish politician, best known for being a Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland in Exile (in 1955) and for his unexpected return to the Communist-ruled country while serving as PM.
He was involved in politics during the Second Polish Republic before World War II. He was an active member of the Christian Workers Union (Chrześcijańskie Związki Zawodowe) and of the Labour Party (Stronnictwo Pracy) in Silesia.
During the war he served as a soldier in the Polish army in the West.
Like his predecessor, he left London and fled to Poland.
According to many documents, he was, before his return to Poland, a Communist secret agent for over three years.
Hugon Hanke Government (8 August – 10 September 1955)
- Hugon Hanke - Prime Minister
- Kazimierz Okulicz - Minister of Justice
- Zygmunt Rusinek - Minister of the Emigration Affairs
- Stanisław Sopicki - Minister of the Treasury, Labour and Trade
- General Michał Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski - Minister of the National Defense and General Inspector of the Armed Forces
- Antoni Pająk - Minister of the Congressional Works
|Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland in Exile