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Gotowość. Kryzys bydgoski 1981
Readiness. The Bydgoszcz Crisis 1981

Author(s): Agnieszka Dębska, Maciej Kowalczyk
Subject(s): History, Political history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Ośrodek KARTA
Keywords: Solidarity; Lech Wałęsa; Jan Rulewski; Wojciech Jaruzelski; Mieczysław Rakowski; Bydgoszcz; Bydgoszcz Crisis; 1981
Summary/Abstract: The series of events in March 1981, known as the Bydgoszcz crisis, was a two-week political and social breakthrough in Poland which started in Bydgoszcz with an incident provoked by the communist authorities and ended with a national settlement of fundamental significance for the future of Poland. The book is a record of those developments told only by their witnesses (the main heroes of those events, Solidarity and party leaders, and ordinary citizens). The reference to their memory is of special significance because a simple list of facts cannot explain the essence of the breakthrough. Both the arguments of both sides of that clash and the accompanying emotions are equally important.

  • Page Count: 225
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish