Philarets

Philarets

 

at the University of Wilno (Vilnius) from 1820 to 1823, members of a secret organization of Polish students who were sympathetic to the Polish national liberation movement. The group was founded by the Philomats as a branch organization having as its goals self-education and mutual assistance.

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Yet in the collective imagination, it is enough to qualify the word "conspiracy" with the adjective "Jewish," for the visions of vile scheming for the destruction of Poland and the world to take the place of the patriotic Philomats and Philarets of Vilnius tortured to death by the Russian Commissioner Novosiltzov and the officer cadets launching the November (1831) Rising.