Ukraine and Poland: An Interview with Adam Michnik

  • Roman Solchanyk


Adam Michnik—historian, publicist, human-rights activist, and former political prisoner—has been one of the leading figures in the Polish opposition movement since the mid-1960s. He was one of the leaders of the student protests in 1968, a member of KOR (Workers’ Defense Committee), and an adviser to “Solidarity” and Lech Walesa. In May, 1989, he became chief editor of Gazeta Wyborcza, the newspaper with the largest circulation in Poland, and in fune of that year he was elected a deputy to the Sejm. Michnik addressed the founding Congress of “Rukh” (September 8–10), which he attended along with several other guests from Poland. On November 23, 1989, Michnik participated in a forum on “Ukraine and Poland” sponsored by the Ukrainian People’s Home in Toronto. The following interview was conducted the same day.


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