Hello, My Dad was from Lwow but completed Korpus Kadetow Rawicz . His mother passed away when he was 5 and as a result he spent many years in boardingMessage 1 of 39 , Jun 1, 2012View SourceHello,My Dad was from Lwow but completed "Korpus Kadetow Rawicz". His mother passed away when he was 5 and as a result he spent many years in boarding schools and chose to attend school with his friends. The information I have is from a Polish book written by Witold Lisowski. The title is "Polskie Korpusy Kadetow" - ISBN 83-11-06845 - 3. The Lwow Military School arose as a result of WW1. Polish military schools existed between 1765 and 1956. The Lwow Military School took over the site of the Austrian Infantry School in 1920. Between 1923-1929 it was greatly expanded. Buildings were renovated. It had a Sports Stadium, Tennis Courts and a Gymnasium for its renown Gymnastic Team. All the military schools had high academic standards and were extremely difficult to get into. Students were accepted after passing oral exams in front of a faculty panel. There were slots for scholarship students. It was a five year program. I feel by U.S. standards they were equivalent to the most highly academic high schools along with a two year college equivalent. The school year lasted from the beginning of September to the middle of July. Three times a week there was a two hour military class. The whole school attended a summer military camp for a part of June and July. Physical education was a part of the daily curriculum. After graduation they went into a Reserve officer status eligible for call up in times of national emergency. An I.D. after graduation and before the war placed my Dad in the J.H.P. 8 Batalion and was very specific as to were insignias were to be placed on uniforms or civilian clothing. We were in Lwow in 2011. We have no living family there. It was a bittersweet experience and I do not know if the military school buildings still exist. Up to the mid 90's many of the military school graduates had reunions. Unfortunately, the Rawicz military school during Communist times became the most infamous prison in Poland.Regards - Ewa Dryanska - Nevada
Was there only the one military school in Lwow? Online I find a gigantic building that is identified as part of the Polytech University. Is that the very same?Message 39 of 39 , Jun 4, 2012View SourceWas there only the one military school in Lwow? Online I find a gigantic
building that is identified as part of the Polytech University. Is that
the very same? -- Dan Ford, New Hampshire USA
On 6/4/2012 3:55 AM, l.blazejowska wrote:
> Korpus Kadetwo there is apparently a book written by Adam Popiel in
> 2003 but it appears to be out of print.