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What do the letters to the Party show?

The communist party, exercising the dictatorial power in Poland, was at the same time the final and highest appeal body to which people turned to with their problems in their professional and private life. The new article in our pages shows through the prism of letters and complaints to the PZPR the social mood of the inhabitants of the newly created Biała Podlaskie Voivodeship. The presented problems seem characteristic of the Polish People’s Republic.

Paweł Orłowski: Everyday obstacles approached by the inhabitants of the Biała Podlaska Voivodeship in the first years after its establishment (1975-1976) reflected in letters and complaints addressed to the PZPR’s Voi-vodeship Committee in Biała Podlaska