From the informant to contester. Files "Bolek" – an attempt to read Cover Image

Od informatora do kontestatora. Akta „Bolka” – próba lektury
From the informant to contester. Files "Bolek" – an attempt to read

Author(s): Jan Skórzyński
Subject(s): Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Collegium Civitas
Keywords: Lech Walesa; the political police; Gdansk Shipyard; contestation

Summary/Abstract: The documents of Security Service (SB) announce that Lech Walesa was in the years 1971-1975 the secret collaborator – „Bolek” – in the Gdansk Shipyard. This cooperation was intense year and a half, until May 1972. In the years 1972-1975 from the position of a co-worker of the system Walesa began to provide critical opinions about the situation in the yard and labor problems. He has also publicly criticized the authorities. Instead facilitate the control of the crew, he was seedbed of discontent and a source of instability. In 1976 Walesa was removed from his job in tthe Gdansk Shipyard. SB agreed to this because unruly colleague brought them more harm than good. From the informant to contester – this was the evolution of Walesa’s contacts with political police of Polish People’s Republic (PRL).

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 6-32
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Polish