Friday, 12 December 2014

True face of Communism: Martial Law in Poland


13th December 2014

It was 33 years ago - today it is anniversary. At that time I was a small girl. It was terrible time but I remember only severe winter and that school were closed till 2nd January.  Now I am adult and thanks to God we are independent, prosperous country.







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  1. It's good that the bad time has passed. My Polish girlfriend told me about her experience as a child in Poland at that time. So many sad stories.

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  2. I remember hearing about these events as they were occurring, and one Christmas Americans put a light in the window of their homes in support of freedom for Poland. I also remember my father praying for your country when he asked the blessing on our Christmas dinner that year. And now, thanks to blogging, I have a Polish friend!

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    1. Cythia, now my country is completely different country in 1980s the shelves in shops were empty , the borders closed. Now we belong to European Union and NATO. There are new roads, new supermarkets, the Internet. All is possible you are free and you can live your life. Most of Poles are satisfied and their lifestyly is compared to Western Europe

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  3. Such mixed feelings. My first thought was, wow, that was only 33 years ago! My second, wow, I can't believe it's already been 33 years. So glad you can appreciate a different way of living.

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    1. Mitchell, for it is a long history I can't believe watching videos from 1981 now my place is well developed and lifestyle is the same as in other European countries.

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  4. The rise of Solidarity was the beginning of the end of the Soviet Empire. The brutal police and army members would now be quite old. I wonder what they think about their role in oppressing the participants in the movement.

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    1. Andrew, what about police and soldiers who took part in martial law it is so complicated situation only some if them were punioshed but most of them were innocent but a lot of people lost their lives. The main leader who introduced the martial law died last May as an innocent and sriuosly ill person. I am happy I was not adult at that time because now I live in normal European country but some older people as my mother in law preferred the old system. But I didn't work in communism so I prefer this capitalism and
      I graduated from university in 1990as so my point view is completely different and I am more flexible..

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  5. I remember this only slightly, but I'm sure it is in the minds of many Polish. Happy to be free and independent.

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    1. Yes you are right it is very important for me possibility of travelling and living in different countries in Europe...

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  6. So happy you are a free country now.

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