The Third Silesian Uprising
On the night of May 2 to the 3rd of 1921, Poles living in Silesia, led by Wojciech Korfanty, took up arms for the third time as they did not want to accept the unfair division of Silesia that the plebiscite carried out on March 20, 1921. The fights lasted two months – the insurgents managed to take over almost the entire plebiscite area. The most significant battles took place near the Św. Anna mountain. As a result of this upheaval, the Council of Ambassadors decided on a more favorable division of Silesia for Poland: 29 percent of the land and 46 percent of the population, Additionally, the industrial cities: Katowice, Świętochłowice, Pszczyna as well as 53 mines and 9 steel plants were awarded to Poland.
Let’s remember the participants of the Silesian Uprisings!
For more informations about Silesian Uprising please visit: powstania.slaskie.pl