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Title: Aresztowanie Marka Nowakowskiego 7/8 marca 1984 roku

Creator:

Kosiński, Krzysztof (1974– ) ORCID

Date issued/created:

2013

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Polska 1944/45-1989 : studia i materiały 11 (2013)

Contributor:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Instytut Historii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

p. 131-183 ; Eng. summary

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

The article discusses the circumstances of detention of Marek Nowakowski on the night of March 7–8, 1984. The writer had been under clandestine surveillance of the Security Service since the 1960s. From the early 1970s Marek Nowakowski, recognised as one of the most outstanding post-war writers, cooperated with a group of opposition authors. He was a signatory of, i.a. open letters against censorship, amendments to the constitution, in defence of discriminated writers (as Kazimierz Orłoś). On November 7, 1974, the Security Service initiated a ‘case of operational investigation’, codenamed ‘Nowy’. The purpose of the investigation was to expose his cooperation with ‘diversion centres in the West’ and ‘procedural substantiation of Nowakowski’s illegal activity’. Reprisals against the writer were tightened in 1982, when despite warnings he published, under his own name, in the underground press and Literary Institute in Paris A Report on Martial Law. One of his agents was Anne Durufl e, attaché of the French Embassy in Warsaw. The chiefs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs used these contacts as a pretext to accuse the writer of cooperation with a foreign intelligence service. A conviction carried a maximum penalty to ten years of imprisonment and a high fi ne. Marek Nowakowski was detained for over three months and was released under the general amnesty, which was influenced by a surprisingly great scale of protests in Poland and especially abroad. Even so, the writer was under surveillance till 1989.

Relation:

Polska 1944/45-1989 : studia i materiały

Volume:

11

Start page:

131

End page:

183

Detailed Resource Type:

Article : original article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:59726 ; 2450-8357

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. B.155/11 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. B.156/11 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

pol

Language of abstract:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

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