Bio of Hen­ryk Józewski

The Ukrainian Week - - HISTORY -

1892 — born in Kyiv, Józewski stud­ied physics and math­e­mat­ics at St. Volodymyr Univer­sity in Kyiv. He was mem­ber of the Pol­ish Cor­po­ra­tion, a union of gym­na­sium and stu­dent com­mu­ni­ties.

1915 — joined the Pol­ish Mil­i­tary Or­ga­ni­za­tion and was ex­iled to Sara­tov.

1917 — re­turned to Kyiv. “Af­ter re­turn­ing to Kyiv, I found it as a Ukrainian cap­i­tal of the Ukrainian State with its own gov­ern­ment, par­lia­ment and ad­min­is­tra­tive ap­pa­ra­tus. The three-col­ored flag had dis­ap­peared, re­placed by the tow­er­ing blue and yel­low flag,” he de­scribed his ar­rival. Józewski was do­ing in­tel­li­gence for Poland in Kyiv.

1919 — left for War­saw and was ap­pointed Vice Min­is­ter for In­te­rior Af­fairs at the UNR Gov­ern­ment next year.

1920 — re­turned to War­saw while of­fi­cially re­main­ing a mem­ber of the UNR Gov­ern­ment. Painted.

1927 — chaired Poland's Cab­i­net of the Head of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters.

1928 — voiyevode of Volyn. Re­turned to the of­fice of the In­te­rior Min­is­ter for a brief pe­riod of 1929-1930.

1939 — worked in the Pol­ish un­der­ground move­ment, head­ing the War­saw District af­ter the start of the war.

1953 — ar­rested by the Se­cu­rity Ser­vice and jailed for life.

1956 — re­leased early. Józewski painted for the rest of his life and joined the Union of Pol­ish Artists.

1981 — died in War­saw.

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