MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Henryk Wujec

Henryk Wujec was born in 1941. Graduated from the Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw. Socio-political activist. Currently, advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland.

Commenced social activity in 1962 as a member of the Club of Catholic Intelligentsia in Warsaw. Honorary member of the Club of Catholic Intelligentsia. Since, 1976, co-worker in the Workers’ Defence Committee; since 1977, member of the Committee for Social Self-Defence KOR, editor of underground magazine “Robotnik” and co-organiser of Free Trade Unions.

In 1980, founded “Solidarity”. Member of the National Commission at the Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union “S” and member of the Management Board of the Mazowsze Region of the Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union “Solidarity”. After the imposition of martial law, he was imprisoned from 1981-1984 and from June to September 1986. Until 1989, engaged in underground “Solidarity” activities; from 1987 to 1990, secretary of the Civic Committee by the Chairman of the Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union “S” Lech Wałęsa. In 1989, participant of the Round Table talks in the Team for Trade Union Pluralism. Between 1989 and 2001, a member of the Sejm; from 1997 to 1999, co-chairman in the Commission for Agriculture and Rural Development. From 1999 to 2000, secretary of state in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

Secretary of the Civic Parliamentary Club, Parliamentary Club of the Democratic Union, Parliamentary Club of the Freedom Union and Co-Chairman of the Parliamentary Club of the Freedom Union and the Democratic Party until August 2006.