“Alphabet of Solidarity” is primarily addressed to young readers who do not remember those events and usually know little about the history of Solidarity.
We want to explain to them why we – witnesses of that time – insist that this history is still alive, that it is so very important not only for us, but also for young Poles. Because, surely, the history of Solidarity is fascinating and inspiring today too. It contains a posi-tive narrative about Poland and Poles. Each generation gradually grows to respect its ancestors. Because, without know-ing who preceded us in the generational relay, we cannot understand ourselves. Even if, as is the right of youth, we are ridiculing tradition, demonstrating that it means noth-ing to us – there comes a time when we find ourselves lacking this knowledge. And we need it like we need oxygen.