Stalinism in Poland, 1944–1956

Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, 1995

  • A. Kemp-Welch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Reconstructing the Past

    1. A. Kemp-Welch
      Pages 1-19
  3. Construction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-23
    2. Sergei Kudryashov
      Pages 25-40
    3. Andrzej Paczkowski
      Pages 41-53
  4. Conflicts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-57
    2. Dariusz Jarosz
      Pages 59-77
    3. Krystyna Kersten
      Pages 78-94
  5. Collapse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-97
    2. Paweł Machcewicz
      Pages 99-118
    3. János Tischler
      Pages 119-143
    4. Andrzej Friszke
      Pages 144-157
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 159-163

About this book


Between the Nazi occupation and the anti-communist revolution of 1956, Poland underwent twelve years of Stalinist rule. Using recently-opened archives, historians and social scientists from four countries give the first analysis of the rise and fall of this system. The book is organised in three parts: Construction (external and domestic), Conflicts (above all, communists against the Church and peasantry) and Collapse (during 1956). An Epilogue reviews the whole period in the light of contemporary political debates.


communism conflict Europe Poland Protest revolution Stalin

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Kemp-Welch
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Economic and Social StudiesUniversity of East AngliaUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-27682-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27680-6
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