Kielce – Jaroslaw Haszek

I’m not entirely sure what this representation of Szwejk, or the good soldier, by Jaroslaw Haszek is doing in Kielce. I can’t find any links between the author and the city, but his works are popular across Poland and it’s a fun little depiction of him. Józef Szwejk was created as an Austro-Hungarian members of the armed forces, but he was clever and was able to mock some of the ridiculous features of the country’s elite.