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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11649/slh.2012.024

Tak zwani partyzanci. Z Krystyną Badurką rozmawia Monika Stec

Monika Stec, Krystyna Badurka

Abstract


So-called partisans. Monika Stec in an interview with Krystyna Badurka 

Referring to the story of her father’s death in 1945, Krystyna Badurka-Rytel discusses the times before and after World War II. Before WWII, her father, Felix Badurka, was a soldier of the Home Army, while after the war he served as the chairman of the National Council and built "the new system". For decades, the Badurka family has been trying to find out who is responsible for his murder.

The story of tracking perpetrators is presented against a broader background: the attitude of the population and the Church towards the underground army during and after WWII; the socio-political changes (specifically in rural areas) after World War II, as well as the modern times, in particular the attitude to the past. Krystyna Badurka-Rytel objects to the current Polish political history, because, as she believes, it glorifies the war crimes committed by the so-called “conspiracy” by honouring the participants with books and monuments.


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oral history; the Armia Krajowa / Home Army; National Armed Forces / Narodowe Siły Zbrojne; the „Doomed soldiers”; post-war period; anti-communism; guerilla; military bands; historical politics; the Institute of National Remembrance

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Copyright (c) 2012 Monika Stec, Krystyna Badurka

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