Polish Liquidation Committee

Austrian occupied part of Poland in light green

The Polish Liquidation Committee (Polish: Polska Komisja Likwidacyjna Galicji i Śląska Cieszyńskiego), a temporary Polish government body, operated in Galicia at the end of World War I. Created on 28 October 1918, with its seat in Kraków, the Committee was headed by Wincenty Witos and Ignacy Daszyński. The Committee aimed primarily to maintain order in the territories of the former Austrian part of partitioned Poland during the re-establishment of an independent Poland.[1][2][3]


It was founded by Polish members of the Austrian parliament on 28 October 1918.[2]

On 27 March 1919 the committee handed over its authority to the central Polish government seated in Warsaw.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Richard Frucht. Eastern Europe. ABC-CLIO. p. 24. ISBN 978-1-57607-800-6.
  2. ^ a b c Halina Lerski (19 January 1996). Historical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945. ABC-CLIO. pp. 365, 455, 509. ISBN 978-0-313-03456-5.
  3. ^ Christopher Mick (2016). Lemberg, Lwow, and Lviv 1914-1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City. Purdue University Press. p. 143. ISBN 978-1-55753-671-6.