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The Atlas of the Independence Underground in Poland 1944-1956 - Atlas Polskiego Podziemia Niepodleglosciowego -
The Atlas of the Independence Underground in Poland 1944-1956

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The Atlas is a publication aimed at discovering the reach and structures of the conspiring organizations and the military activity of the Polish postwar partisans. Much of the book’s uniqueness comes from the depth of detail of the historical material, as well as abundance of information about the nation’s contemporary history.

The Atlas exposes issues, which were up until recently, completely missing from the historical consciousness of the Poles. Such subjects were purposely excluded from debate, which was a direct result of the thesis that in year 1944, it was the vast majority of Poles that supported the new power. These, who dared to resist the communist regime, the official propaganda labeled as “traitors”, “fascist, reactionary underground”, “despicable midget of the reaction (intransigent movement)”.

The concept of the atlas has been conceived in a Branch of the Office of Public Education of IPN in Lublin. Except for the cartographic visualizations, the publication possesses the descriptive and iconographic parts. The chronological frame for the Atlas was marked by events crucial for the genesis and operation of the Polish postwar, independence underground movement. January of 1944 was deemed as the critical period for the shaping of conspiracy, as it marked the beginning of the Soviet offensive, which resulted in the violent entry of the Red Army into the territory of the II RP. The final date is set on the symbolical December of 1956, when due to the implications of the October revision, the underground soldiers were given the opportunity to “return from the forest exile”. For the closure of the underground’s true story, the authors presented the profiles of these men and women, who did not take on the occasion and remained in hiding until as long as the 60s, being chased down by the security apparatus.

“The Atlas of the independence underground 1944 – 1956” is directed to all, who are interested in the postwar history of Poland. The authors attempted to apply simple and suggestive methods of cartographic presentation, which truly speak to the imagination of the reader, and should prove to be a great educational tool for history pupils and students alike.
  • Hardcover
  • Color Illustrations
  • Polish - English language
  • 574 pages
  • Publication Date: January 2007
  • Size 10" x 13.25" - (25.5cm x 33cm)

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