John Pomian

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(deep state operative)
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BornJan Pomian Bławdziewicz
March 16 1924
Nowe Miasto, Poland
DiedOctober 21 2016 (Age 92)
NationalityPolish, UK
Alma materLondon School of Economics
Parents • Gustaw Pomian Bławdziewicz
• Countess Adela Łubieńska
Spouse • Jean Turnbull
• Mary de Schwarzburg-Gunther
Multi-Bilderberg Polish nobleman who settled in the UK

John Pomian was a UK resident deep state operative. An associate of Józef Retinger, who founded the group, Pomian attended six Bilderberg meetings in the 1950s and was executive secretary of the steering committee until 1959.[1]


John Pomian went to school in Warsaw but was at home on the family estate when the Germans invaded Poland in September 1939. His older half-brother was killed in the defence of Warsaw and Jan fled with his mother, via Italy to southern France. With the occupation of Vichy France by the Germans, he decided to join the Polish forces in Britain. His mother stayed behind and became a leading member of the F2 intelligence network, which earned her high decorations from Britain, France and Poland after the war.[1]


Pomian decided to stay in Britain after the war. He won a scholarship to the London School of Economics from which he graduated in 1948, altered his name to the more accessible John Pomian and was naturalised as a British subject.

The Congress of Europe, arranged by the European Movement, had been held in The Hague in May 1948, and immediately after graduating Pomian went to work for its General Secretary Józef Retinger. He would go on working with him until his death in 1960 and, in 1973, write his biography (published as Joseph Retinger, Memoirs of an Éminence Grise).[1]

In December 1948 Pomian became executive secretary of the European Movement’s Central and Eastern European Commission under the chairmanship of Harold Macmillan. Its purpose was to prepare for the eventual integration of Eastern Europe into a united Europe.[1]

He also acted as secretary to the political committee of the NATO Parliamentary Conference.[1]

In 1965 with his friend the art historian Andrew Ciechanowiecki, Pomian set up the Heim Gallery in Jermyn Street, London, dealing in Old Master painting and sculpture.


Events Witnessed

Hotel Bilderberg
The first Bilderberg meeting, attended by 68 men from Europe and the US, including 20 businessmen, 25 politicians, 5 financiers & 4 academics.
Bilderberg/1955 MarchFrance
The second Bilderberg meeting, held in France. Just 42 guests, fewer than any other.
Bilderberg/1955 SeptemberGermany
The third Bilderberg, in West Germany. The subject of a report by Der Spiegel which inspired a heavy blackout of subsequent meetings.
Bilderberg/1957 OctoberItaly
The 6th Bilderberg meeting, the latest ever in the year and the first one in Italy.
The 7th Bilderberg and the first one in the UK. 72 guests
The 8th Bilderberg and the first in Turkey. 60 guests.