Lech Walesa

Walesa Poland

A special stamp issued in Guinea commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Solidarity movement in Poland.

Lech Wałęsa is a Polish politician, trade-union organizer and human-rights activist. He co-founded Solidarity / Solidarność, the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995.

Lech walesa

A pair of postage stamps issued by the Polish Post Office in 1990 to commemorate Walesa’s Nobel Prize.

“I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society”. Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa is the son of a peasant farmer and until getting in to politics, worked as a car mechanic and was an electrician at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. He has eight children!

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