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Title: Toast na cześć... : reakcje społeczne na śmierć Józefa Stalina i kampania propagandowa wokół uroczystości żałobnych w województwie bydgoskim w marcu 1953 r.

Creator:

Maniewska, Katarzyna (1976- )

Date issued/created:

2016

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Dzieje Najnowsze : [kwartalnik poświęcony historii XX wieku] R. 48 z. 2 (2016)

Contributor:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo DiG

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Summary in English. ; p. 115-134

Abstract:

The author attempted an analysis of the social situation prevailing in the voivodeship of Bydgoszcz in connection with the agony and death of Joseph Stalin in March 1953. A chronological–factual interpretation examines the propaganda undertakings of authorities cultivating the memory of the dictator, both at the time of his agony and after his death, as well in the course of the funerary ceremonies and mourning. The author also described official and actual reactions, commentaries and opinions of the local inhabitants, the press and propaganda campaign (decorations of public space, rallies, mass meetings, campaigns, and commitments). Other examined factors include assorted forms of social resistance, which were a de facto form of protest against the intrusive cult of the deceased and pro–Stalinist propaganda (e.g. the destruction of declarations and portraits of Stalin, as well as dismissive attitudes contesting the official mourning). Attention has been drawn to the fact that an indispensable element of the mourning was a spontaneous tide of candidates to the Polish United Workers’ Party, a process not controlled to the very end by the communists (on 6–31 March a total of 2 333 inhabitants of the voivodeship of Bydgoszcz wished to join the Communist Party, with 130 candidates rejected). Summing up, the author stressed that despite the enormous propaganda efforts of the Party–administrative authorities of the voivodeship of Bydgoszcz and the great number of candidates to the Party it was impossible to make full use of the political mood caused by Stalin’s death in the so–called politically neglected terrains, and in particular in the villages of the Kujawy–Pomerania region.

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Relation:

Dzieje Najnowsze : [kwartalnik poświęcony historii XX wieku]

Volume:

48

Issue:

2

Start page:

115

End page:

134

Detailed Resource Type:

Article : original article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:61503 ; 0419-8824

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. A.507/48/2 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. A.508/48/2 ; 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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