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KrakCast Short History - Walenty Badylak and the well in the Rynek

March 5, 2020

Here's a landmark that you've seen but do you know the story behind it? Walenty Badylak set himself on fire on this spot 40 years ago to protest the Polish government's silence on the subject of Katyn and communist oppression more generally. Listen and learn about this fascinating chapter of local history and the tragic events of the life of the man who "couldn't live a lie".