The Humanities Yearbook of Radzyn Podlaski

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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.

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” (, 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.