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HU OSA 300-50-22
Fonds 300: Records of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute
Subfonds 50: Polish Unit
Series 22: Program Transcripts and Related Background Materials

Date(s) 1956-1957

Extent and medium 3 Archival boxes, 0.38 linear meters

Scope and content

Seweryn Bialer was born in 1926. He joined to the illegal antifascist movement in Lodz in 1942. Between February 1944 and May 1945 he was a prisoner in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. From 1945 onwards he held different positions in the Polish Communist Party and in the state establishment, such as political officer of the State Police in Warsaw, Member of the Central Committee of the Polish Worker's Party, Professor at the Institute of Sociology, political editor of the newspaper 'Trybuna Ludu', author of different textbooks for political studies.

In January, 1956 Bialer defected to West -Berlin and gave an almost one-year long interview for RFE/RL in New York, which was broadcast to Poland by the Radio in the same year.

Accruals Not expected

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Language/scripts of material English, Polish

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Arranged and described by Miklós Tamási, 30 September, 2002
Online version updated 17 March 2015
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