Cenckiewicz and Gontarczyk do not entertain the question of whether SB pres- . and Gontarczyk should have been more nuanced in judging anti-Communist. Sławomir Cenckiewicz and Piotr Gontarczyk, SB a Lech Wałęsa: Przyczynek do biografii [The SB and Lech Wałęsa: A Contribution toward a. Sławomir Cenckiewicz and Piotr Gontarczyk, SB a Lech Wałęsa: Przyczynek do biografii [The SB and Lech Wałęsa: A Contribution toward a Biography].

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Piotr Gontarczyk

Piotr Gontarczyk studied journalism and political science at Warsaw Universityin receiving a doctorate for his thesis, The Polish Workers’ Party: Interview with Historian Slawomir Cenckiewicz ‘Positive Proof’ Lech Walesa was a Communist Spy In a new book, two Polish historians publish what they say is proof that Solidarity hero Lech Walesa collaborated with the Communist-era secret police — and tried to cover it up decades later.

Gontarczyk has also studied at the Warsaw University Institute of History. Do we have to re-evaluate the legendary union leader’s legacy? While the cenkciewicz seemed more like a political indictment than a work of scholarship, it caused a major controversy in Poland. Polish-Jewish incidents in Przytyk, March 9, The truth isn’t always simply black and white. However, the title itself deludes the illusion: Manipulation is out of the question.

We consider Walesa to be a national symbol. We’re historians and above all want to write about what was. Gontarczyk is a former member of the academic corporation, Respublica. The accusations have set off a new storm over Poland’s past. According to Joanna MichlicGontarczyk implies Jews were responsible for anti-Jewish violence as they sought to defend themselves. Poles have long been discussing how the fall of Communism should be gontarvzyk.


This phenomenon alone provides clues to their dismissive reactions toward Neighbors. Walesa has also strongly denied this accusation. But it’s clear that Bolek informed on more than 20 people who were later harrassed or oppressed.

Views Read Edit View history. According to Dorota Glowacka and Joanna Zylinska, Gontarczyk’s position subscribes to the “martyrological historiography” model, which sanctifies the Polish nation based on ethnicity, regardless of its actions. 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.

Interview with Historian Slawomir Cenckiewicz: ‘Positive Proof’ Lech Walesa was a Communist Spy

They took everything the official media said about Walesa to be a manipulation by the Communist authorities. Grosswhose book Neighbors: According to Jerzy Tomaszewski the work is a “very weird book indeed, Gontarczyk relied exclusively on Polish legal and administrative documentation, and dismissed all foreign publications, along with previous Polish ones, as propaganda, seeing Jewish and American publications as based almost exclusively on pre-war Jewish press and books published in Communist times.

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

The neutrality of this article is disputed. In — denckiewicz worked in the office of the Commissioner for the Public Interest with its deputy commissioner, Judge Krzysztof Kauba.

He led Solidarity and remains an icon. Please help improve it by rewriting it in a balanced fashion that contextualizes different points of view. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.


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We don’t take part in such discussions, we reject talks with politicians and we do everything possible to keep out of vontarczyk political debate. For me that’s the saddest chapter. A Contribution to a Biography. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Road to Power, Walesa was a national hero, a true icon.

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The camp around the Kaczynski twins argues that the country missed the chance to confront its secret police past, and that has led to old networks being re-established in the new Poland. Yet the authors of “The Secret Police and Lech Walesa,” both of whom work as historians at the government-affiliated Institute for National Remembrance, or IPN, say they have uncovered compelling new evidence that Walesa collaborated with Communist officials under the code name “Bolek.

This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat It also wasn’t our goal to destroy a legend. Michlic sees Gontarczyk’s work as a highly rationalized form of denckiewicz entho-nationalist approach, justifying anti-Jewish violence gontarcztk a form of national defense as the Jews are not cenckiewlcz of the Polish nation but rather an “alien and harmful nation”.