Year‑round use Officers’ Holiday Houses of the Ministry of Military Affairs during interwar period remaining within the borders of contemporary Poland
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Zakład Podstaw Społeczno‑Kulturowych w Turystyce, Katedra Turystyki, Wydział Turystyki i Rekreacji, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego J. Piłsudskiego w Warszawie; dziekan wydziału: dr hab. Stanisław Piekarski, prof. ndzw. AWF
Submission date: 2017-09-07
Publication date: 2017-10-02
LW 2017;95(4):423–434
The Foundation of Officers’ Holiday Houses was established in 1928, besides the seasonal officers’ houses the Foundation also organized year‑round use centers of very high standard. As early as in 1929, the Foundation bought a four‑story villa “Felicja” in Krynica. In 1932, a splendid complex was erected in Rabka. Another, luxurious at that time, building was erected in 1934 in Truskawiec. A year later, a modern OHH building was opened in Augustów. The last year‑round use OHH was established by the Foundation in 1938 in Żabie, in the building of the Hutsul Museum. These were “monumental” constructions, commemorating anniversaries of the existence of the Polish state. Some of the buildings – with changed purpose – exist to date. Some, like those in Truskawiec or Żabie, are nowadays located at the territories of Lithuania and Ukraine.