OPERATION OF UNDERGROUND INDEPENDENCE ORGANIZATIONS ON THE AREA OF PILA AND THE PILA-TRZCIANKA DISTRICT IN 1945-1956 (Dzialalnosc podziemnych organizacji niepodleglosciowych na obszarze Pily i powiatu pilsko-trzcianeckiego w latach 1945-1956)
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The article presents the post-war experiences of underground resistance groups fighting against the new authorities in power. The author recounts the history of eight local secret organizations and the people who formed them, their methods of operation and the goals they set themselves, until their elimination or self-dissolution. The author's intention was also to redeem from oblivion scarcely known facts that occurred on the so-called Reclaimed Territories (Pila-Trzcianka) during the formation of the communist regime. The article is based on archival materials produced by the Security Apparatus of the Polish People's Republic and stored in the collections of the Institute for National Remembrance, Poznan branch, as well as on recollections and oral accounts of the members of these formations.
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