TIL due to Nazi bans on educating Polish children, an underground education system was created by the Secret Teaching Organization

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That makes sense, never considered it before. Growing up in the Republic of Ireland meant learning all about how our ancestors used to teach children in ditches because if you were Catholic or wanted to learn Gaeilge, you had to hide or be killed/jailed essentially. The English forced their language and their religion on a whole country and I guess it’s good to be reminded of that sometimes. They have gotten away with so much.


The STO sounds like badass organization.


That is incredibly badass.


My great great grandmother was taught in one of these underground schools


Some say the organization persists to this day..