The Humanities Yearbook of Radzyn Podlaski

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Index of the notary public of the Łosice poviat 1810-1812

We invite you to use the alphabetical index of the notary Szymon Czarnocki in Łosice from the years 1810-1812. It was prepared as part of the substitute professional practice of students of History at the University of Natural Sciences and Humanities in Siedlce during the lockdown in 2020-2021. Go to the article

Defenders of the faith of the Uniate rite from Dołhobrody

As a result of the actions of the Russian authorities, in 1874 Dołhobrody had to leave the last Uniate priest, Leon Horoszewicz. Thirty years later, the Uniate Andrzej Błyskosz also left the parish and went on a pilgrimage to Pope Pius X. His goal was to deliver a petition against the persecution of the Uniates by the Russians.

We invite you to read the article by Mateusz Sarnacki devoted to these two outstanding Uniates.

Russians in the service of the Third Reich

During World War II, representatives of the nations living in the Soviet Union were the most numerous among foreign volunteers who were part of military units fighting on the side of Germany. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the review of Russian formations in the service of the Third Reich, prepared by Marcin Barej.

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What did Podlasie people know about Germany and the Soviets?

For the decade 1922-1932, the national-Catholic weekly “Podlasiak” influenced the opinions of the region’s inhabitants. Katarzyna Grudzień analyzes the information provided by the editorial office on Germany and the Soviet Union in the period so important for the formation of the basis of the two socialist totalitarian regimes, which at the end of the 1930s will become the cause of the fall of the Second Polish Republic.

We invite you to read.

Image of Immaculate Mother of God from the village of Czemierniki

In the parish church in Czemierniki, in the main altar, there is a large painting of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception by Antoni Michalak. The initiator of the painting was the then administrator of the parish, Fr. Józef Kuniec, who corresponded with the Artistic Commission at the Bishop’s Curia in Lublin. The commission chose not only the artist-painter, i.e. Antoni Michalak, but also chose the design of the painting which, since 1952, has been decorating the main altar of the temple. The artist was one of the members of the Fraternity of St. Lucas, characterizing by a reference to traditional painting, historical painting and religious themes. For these reasons, it was recommended by the Episcopal Curia to the parish priests of the Lublin diocese and the artist’s works can be found in many museums, churches and private galleries.

We invite you to read the article by prof. Anna Łosowska:

Complaints as an expression of problems of the inhabitants of the city of Łosice 1956-1975

In the post-war period, the town of Łosice struggled with many social and economic problems. The communal property was plundered by the occupiers, the enterprises could not function because there was a lack of machinery and equipment. The city did not have the funds to rebuild and renovate the houses that survived. All these problems have led to social discontent over time. Residents sent complaints, denunciations and grievances to provincial authorities, television and the press. They demanded housing, work, social justice and a dignified existence. Their reading shows the scale of the problems faced by the city’s inhabitants during the functioning of the Łosice poviat.

We invite you to read the article by Anna Kłoś:

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.

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