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Social acts in the Bialskopodlaskie voivodship

It is a story about social and party acts. Małgorzata Nikoniuk reminds about this, so characteristic of the peak of the Polish People’s Republic, now obsolete phenomenon, based on the example of the Biała Podlaska Province. The acts were an undertaking promoted by the communists, constituting a free form of voluntary social activity, performed outside the scope of professional duties, and thus used for propaganda purposes as a manifestation of social obedience to the authorities.

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Confessors of the Mariavite faith and the Office for Religious Affairs

Ziemowit Bylicki’s article deals with the activity of the communist Office for Religious Affairs towards the Mariavite Church. The author defines the scope of contacts between the Office of Foreigners and the Mariavite Church, on the basis of which he draws the image of the Mariavites emerging from the documentation produced by the Office, kept in the State Archives in Siedlce.

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Manor house in Mościbrody

The first scientific attempt to outline the history of the court in Mościbrody. Halina Jarząb begins it with the date of the construction of a brick manor house and ends in 1944. We invite you to read.

The coat of arms as a means of denationalization

In the nineteenth century, the Russian authorities carried out a campaign to develop and legalize new city coats of arms. Artur Górak, in his article Russian projects coats of arms for the cities of the Radzyń district in the second half of the 19th century, analyzes this heraldic undertaking of the Russian Empire, aimed at denationalization and colonization of Poles, using the example of the designs of coats of arms for the cities of Radzyń County, i.e. Radzyń and Międzyrzec. We invite you to read.

How the engineer Ciecióra changed the Polish national anthem

In December 1948, a member of the communist party, engineer Franciszek Ciecióra applied for a change of the Polish national anthem for the unification of the Polish Workers’ Party and the Polish Socialist Party. We invite you to read the edition of this document, 4 years older than the previously known attempt to change the Polish national anthem undertaken by Bolesław Bierut. Dariusz Magier considers how its creation was influenced by the atmosphere caused by the rulers’ propaganda, and to what extent was the personal character traits and life situation of the author of the application.

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Residents of the village of Dawidy against both occupiers

We invite you to read the memories of the late resident of Dawid, a soldier of the Home Army and WiN in the Region of the II Radzyń District, Stefan Kozak entitled “Dawidy on the battle trail”. They shed a lot of light on the hitherto unknown facts about the activities of the independence underground fighting against the German and Soviet occupiers in the Radzyń poviat. The editor of the memoirs is Father Stanisław Dzyr.

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The names of the inhabitants of Krasnystaw

In 2019, Dr. Irena Kulik’s scientific monograph entitled Names of inhabitants of the city of Krasnystw in the second half of the 18th century Based on the records of the deceased from the period 1748-1786. The book was discussed during the 1st International Onomastic Meetings. We present a self-presentation of the publication made by its author.

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The post-war fate of a nationalist

Wiesław Charczuk faces the biography of Czesław Ługowski during the German occupation and the Sovietization of a soldier of the National Armed Forces, then a firefighter in Sokołów Podlaski repressed by the communist security apparatus.

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Westerplatte dramas through the eyes of Józef Łopatniuk

We invite you to the story of Ernest Szum about the defense of Westerplatte in September 1939, seen through the eyes of the platoon platoon Józef Łopatniuk, from Glinny Stok in the commune of Siemień, the commander of the anti-tank gun platoon of the Military Transit Depot. In the background of the story, two most controversial issues concerning the described events unfold: the conflict of the command elite, affecting the attitudes and behavior of soldiers, and the attempted surrender on the second day of defense.