Anti-Communist Resistance in Poland from 1944 – 1947: Bandits or Heroes?

Mikołajczyk, Marek

The purpose of the article is to present the fate of the so-called "indomitable" soldiers [żołnierze wyklęci] and their myth, cultivated from 1989 onwards. In 1945, these soldiers, refusing to accept new orders in a country led by communists supported by the USSR, decided to continue the fight. At the end of the war there were 120,000-180,000 of them out of which 13,000-17,000 fought in partisan units. Two years later, there were only about 2,000 of them left. They represented different social groups and attitudes.

Healing Illnesses and Repaying Debts: The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Czech Anti-Communist Discourse

Slačálek, Ondřej

The study makes use of Pierre Nora's concept lieux de memoire with the aim of analyzing contemporary Czech anti-communism. It focuses on characteristics, which are in this discourse attributed to the Communist Party (the abolition of which the anti-communists strive for) and to the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (the creation of which they successfully pushed through).

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