AHF Talk: My Heritage and Regained Freedom

October 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Polish Heritage Trust Museum
125 Elliot St
Howick, Auckland 2014
New Zealand
Museum Staff
09 533 3530



Museum founder and Former Honary Consul,  John Roy-Wojciechowski talks about his life and the Centennial of Poland’s Regained Independence.

 2018 is a special year in the history of Poland, commemorating 100 years of Poland and its Independence regained.

The rebirth of the Polish Republic in 1918 was the result of the efforts of several generations of Poles – outstanding individuals and their political circles. Discover other key events over the last 100 years in Polish history.

Hear the history of Poland regaining independence at the close of World War 1 and the story of one of the 733 ‘Polish children of Pahiatua’. who was invited to New Zealand for the duration of WWII.

 1.7 million Poles were forcibly deported from Poland to Russia during WWII, then exiled to Persia, then came to NZ.

Most of these survivors later became New Zealand citizens.

Stay after the talk, met John and share morning tea with us.