Stefan Starzyński and Julian Spitosław Kulski went down in history as heroes who refused to leave Warsaw, even though their life was in danger. However, they decided that the city needed a Polish mayor, which is why the role was assumed by Kulski himself, who, following Starzyński’s arrest, continued with their shared vision and mission for more five years, until the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. Today, we know that if the Warsaw City Hall had not been in Polish hands, it would have been impossible to organise the Underground State on such a large scale. It was Julian S. Kulski who showed great courage and dedication in that most tragic period in Warsaw’s history. Today, our duty as the Foundation is to give him back his rightful place in history and remind everyone about the role he played in building an independent Poland.Read more
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“During the occupation, the city hall became a stronghold of the Polish Underground State. Without the heroic Mayor Julian S. Kulski, it would have been impossible to survive until the end of the Uprising.”
Jan Nowak Jeziorański
Goliat – the Forgotten Hero, is a documentary film produced as part of the Kulski Foundation’s project The cultivation of patriotic values and historical memory.
May 2019 saw the announcement of the results of Public Diplomacy 2019, a founding contest organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The concept of building a monument to the two wartime mayors of Warsaw, Stefan Starzyński and Julian Spitoslaw Kulski, has guided the Founding Council of the Foundation since its inception.