Branicki Palace balcony and its contribution to the painful events of late modern period
In 1920 on the balcony a proclamation of 17th republic was made by representatives of Temporary Revolutionary Committee announcing: “Manifesto to polish working people of cities and villages”.
When Białystok became an arena in Polish-Bolshevik war and Red Army entered the city, a Temporary Revolutionary Committee of Poland was organised. It was led by Julian Marchlewski, Feliks Dzierżyński, Edward Próchniak, Feliks Kon and Józef Unszlicht. They were announcing to people from the balcony “Manifesto to polish working people of cities and villages” promising for example: nationalisation of grounds, creation of Polish Socialist Soviet Republic calling to workers to deal with capitalists and landowners.
Zeszyty Dziedzictwa Narodowego pod red. K. Łopackiego, W. Walczaka – Białystok 2007,s.87