Julian Kulski, a member of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) Board of Trustees, spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

As a teenager, Kulski fought in the Polish uprising in World War II. He recounted his incredible story and discussed lessons learned in resisting tyranny at the meeting of NPC American Legion Post 20.

The meeting was held at noon in the Club’s McClendon Room. All National Press Club members were invited to attend speaker portions of Post 20 meetings.

Kulski was 10 years old in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland and triggered World War II. He was saved from Auschwitz and certain death after being arrested by the Gestapo as a resistance movement courier through an appeal by his father, the mayor of Warsaw. But Kulski took up arms and fought in the bloody 1944 Polish uprising.

Sent to a POW camp where he marked his 15th birthday, Kulski escaped life under Soviet domination when a sympathetic American reached down and lifted him aboard a U.S. Army truck evacuating liberated Western POWs.

Many years after becoming a noted architect and an American citizen, Kulski authored “The Color of Courage,” a detailed account of his transformation from Boy Scout to fighter for a free and independent Poland.

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