An exhibition entitled “A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands” by the Polish Embassy at the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in Dublin explores the “fascinating life and achievements of one of the great humanitarians of the nineteenth century.”
According to the RIA website, the exhibition tells “the captivating story of Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki, a Polish humanitarian thanks to whose efforts around 200,000 children were saved during the Great Irish Famine.”
“As the main agent of the British Relief Association (BRA), Mr Strzelecki developed a visionary and exceptionally effective mode of assistance − feeding starving children directly through the schools. At its peak in 1848, around 200,000 children from all denominations were being fed, many of whom would have otherwise perished from hunger and disease.”
The Polish Embassy in Dublin produced a video about the exhibition and tweeted it.
Watch this video produced by @PLinIreland about the exhibition on Paul Strzelecki - a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine. it was just opened by @PresidentIRL and is on display in @RIAdawson. For more info go to https://t.co/V7XpfaBwty pic.twitter.com/97YV0BN5JL— Polish Embassy IRL (@PLinIreland) 10 May 2019