The Order of Malta in Poland
The Order in Poland
During World War II, the Maltese Hospital in Warsaw played a particularly significant role. During its 5 years of operations, it treated about 15 thousand sick and wounded.
After the war, when the Communist government made it impossible for the Association to officially conduct its activities, the governance of the Association was carried on by knights living in exile. The rebuilding of the Order of Malta in Poland occurred in the 1990’s. Currently the Association has about 150 knights and dames, of whom over half reside in Poland.