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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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