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Action “Tempest” in southern Podlasie

Southern Podlasie was an important element of the fighting on both sides of the eastern front. The Red Army opened the way to Warsaw and then to Berlin. An important point of the struggle was the participation of the Home Army troops. In total, about 10,000 soldiers were mobilized for the Action “Tempest” in the Podlasie regions of the Home Army. Particularly heavy fights were fought for Siedlce, from 24 to 31 July 1944.

We invite you to read the article by Wiesław Charczuk: Come in!

The cursed student

The following article is a case study into vicissitudes of Jan Rudko, a secondary school student from Komarówka Podlaska, at the time of the Stalinist period. Anti-communist annotations that had been left on a book borrowed from a school library, made Jan Rudko a „public enemy” who was expelled from school and attracted the attention of the communist political police. This example of a secondary school student, which is just a single episode of the peak of communist persecution in Poland, portrays the predicament of Polish schoolchildren pursued for political reasons by the totalitarian communist state. Go to the article.

Recruits of the Russian army from the Suchowola commune for the Great War

The result of Mateusz Pachucki’s research is the identification by name and surname of 122 residents of the Suchowola commune who served in the Russian army during World War I. The main source of the study is the Russian project “Памяти героев Великой войны 1914–1918 годов” (gwar.mil.ru), created by the Russian Ministry of Defense with the support of the Federal Archive Agency and the Russian Historical Society.

We invite you to read the new article in our pages, entitled Recruits from the Suchowola commune in the Russian army during World War I in the light of the Russian project „Памяти героев Великой войны 1914–1918 годов”

On the list of the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Poland

We are pleased to announce that The Humanities Yearbook of Radzyn Podlaski has been included in the latest list of scientific journals and reviewed materials from international conferences. A communiqué on this matter was released today by the Ministry of Education and Science.

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Administration in the Minsk poviat 1866-1915

The Minsk Poviat (officially: New Minsk) was created as a result of the reform of the administration of the Kingdom of Poland, carried out under the decree of Tsar Alexander II, issued on December 19/31, 1866. Dominik Kotara writes about the poviat administration in his article. Go to text.

Printed version of volume 19/2021

The printed volume 19 of the “The Humanities Yearbook of Radzyn Podlaski” for 2021 reached us straight from the printing house. To purchase it, please visit the Zaborek Bookstore in Radzyń Podlaski, the State Archives in Radzyń Podlaski and – of course – the digital versions on our website.

Influence of the weather on the course of the Battle of Chocim (1621)

Due to summer downpours, the concentration of Turkish troops near Chocim in 1621 was significantly slowed down. On the other hand, the heat in the Commonwealth at the end of August delayed the arrival of Prince Władysław Zygmunt Waza to the border of forces, which had an impact on the plans of the Polish command. Artur Goszczyński writes about the influence of the weather on the course of the battle.

We invite you to read.

ICI evaluation results for 2020

We are pleased to announce that The Humanities Yearbook of Radzyn Podlaski has passed the evaluation process positively and is indexed in the Index Copernicus International Journals Master List database for 2020. The Index Copernicus Value (ICV) value is 74.05.

This means an increase by another 3.15 points. compared to 2019.

The crimes of the gendarme Goldgruber

In November 1939, Albert Goldgruber was transferred from his post in Austria to Radzyń Podlaski, where he became the commander of the military police in the rank of captain for the counties of Biała Podlaska, Puławy and Radzyń Podlaski. In his article, Damian Sitkiewicz discusses his criminal activities within the framework of the German terror apparatus.

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