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Photo of Henryka Krzywonos-Strycharska

Bio

Henryka Krzywonos-Strycharska

Former tram driver and Polish opposition activist Henryka Krzywonos-Strycharska first came to prominence during the Solidarity strikes in 1980, when she used her tram to block traffic. Pivotal in turning the August strikes into a movement for social change, she was a signatory of the Gdańsk Agreement - the first accord between the strikers and the communist government. Today she is a foster mother of twelve, who is a member of Polish parliament.