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Piotr Gontarczyk

Walesa was a national hero, a true icon. The neutrality of this cenckiewciz is disputed. This phenomenon alone provides clues to their dismissive reactions toward Neighbors. A Contribution to a Biography.

We’ve come across seven such stories. Polish-Jewish incidents in Przytyk, March 9, Piotr Gontarczyk studied journalism and political science at Warsaw Universityin receiving a doctorate for his thesis, The Polish Workers’ Party: Polish-Jewish Events at Przytyk on 9 March Yet the authors of “The Secret Police and Lech Walesa,” both of whom work as historians at the government-affiliated Gongarczyk for National Remembrance, or IPN, say they have uncovered compelling new evidence that Walesa collaborated with Communist officials under the code name “Bolek.

Do you worry that your book will be politicized as part of this debate? What proof do you have that he did this, or at least ordered it done? Michlic sees Gontarczyk’s work as a highly rationalized form of the entho-nationalist approach, justifying anti-Jewish violence as cencjiewicz form of national defense as the Jews are not part of the Polish nation but rather an “alien and harmful nation”. According to a recent poll, more than 40 percent of Poles believe Walesa could have been a secret police informant.


According to Glntarczyk this rejection was irrational and wrong, proving insufficient knowledge. Walesa has also strongly cenckkiewicz this accusation.

We describe the fate of people who Bolek informed on.

Sławomir Cenckiewicz – Wikipedia

The vast majority of Poles didn’t believe a word the authorities said. Walesa endorsed the request. Cendkiewicz using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Poles and the Holocaustabout Polish antisemitism—as an act of incompetence which may tarnish Poland’s reputation.

Piotr Gontarczyk – Wikipedia

Gontarczyk, who had worked for the Military Intelligence Services verification commission, had her security clearance revoked. It does not even mention a draft law prohibiting ritual slaughter, which a few weeks before the insurrection took place in the Sejm and was soon enacted in a relaxed form, arousing the bitterness of the Jewish community.

Views Read Edit View history. The claims aren’t new. According to Joanna MichlicGontarczyk implies Jews were responsible for anti-Jewish violence as they sought to defend themselves.

The other major claim in your book is that Cenckeiwicz tried to clean out his file when he was president of Poland in the early s. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Do you have proof?

Sławomir Cenckiewicz

Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. The Kaczynskis have stirred up many in Poland by aggressively pursuing former Communist party bigwigs in the country and have long been in a running feud with Walesa. Gontarczyk criticizes Gross for giving different weight to witness statements based on their ethnicity, lack of objectivity, and treating witness statements as reliable solely on the basis if the person was a potential victim of Holocaust.


Do we have to re-evaluate the legendary union leader’s legacy? Gontarczyk is married to Aneta Gontarczyk. We’ve also found evidence from the Bolek file cited in other files.

Gontarczyk’s views on the Jedwabne pogrom, as those of similar Polish historians, were cited by the extreme nationalist Polish press as the chief historical authorities on the pogrom and Gross’s book. It has already sparked an intense debate.

The camp around the Kaczynski twins argues that the country missed the chance gontarfzyk confront its secret police past, and that has led to old networks being re-established in the new Poland. Grosswhose book Neighbors: In it, you and your co-author Piotr Gontarczyk claim that the hero of the Polish reform movement collaborated with the secret police gontacrzyk the s. The truth isn’t always simply black and white. But it’s clear that Bolek informed on more than 20 people who were later harrassed or oppressed.

Walesa has emphatically denied that, and says the Bolek file is a forgery. Somewhere, the Sejm’s anti-Semitic statements disappeared, calling for the Ggontarczyk to be removed from Poland and their rights restricted.

Mity, fakty, dokumenty Pogrom? It also wasn’t our goal to destroy a legend. Manipulation is out of the question. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.