IWP – Propaganda and Deception: A case study of Poland’s anti-Communist insurgency, 1944-1963 By Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz


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Dr Marek Jan Chodakiewicz Prof of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies, IWP
Dr Marek Jan Chodakiewicz
Prof of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies. Photo: IWP

Marek Chodakiewicz discusses Poland’s anti-communist insurgency, 1944-1963 by Orsolya Buzas  |  September 29, 2015  |  KOSCIUSZKO CHAIR

During this year’s annual Gen. Walter Jajko Kosciuszko Chair Military Lecture, Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz discussed the various ways in which the underground anti-communist insurgency in Poland fought against Communist forces in the wake of the Second World War, and in later years against the Nazi Germans and Soviet Communists.

Dr. Chodakiewicz highlighted the response strategy used by the Communist Party, most notably the anti-insurgent communist deception and propaganda, an example of which was Andrzej Wajda’s anti-Home-Army film calledAshes and Diamonds (1958). The film was screened after the professor’s talk.

To give historical context to the movie and reveal the true intentions behind the production of the film, which was commissioned by the Communist Party as a propaganda tool, Dr. Chodakiewicz discussed several means of propaganda used by the party. Using the words of Joseph Stalin, “The writer is the engineer of the human soul,” Dr. Chodakiewicz revealed the power of art and film and its ability to manipulate the human soul and mind when used accordingly.

This event was sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies, and took place on September 25, 2015.

 

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SOURCE: http://www.iwp.edu/news_publications/detail/marek-chodakiewicz-discusses-polands-anti-communist-insurgency-1944-1963 , September 29, 2015

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You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of 

Property Restitution: The Case of Poland After the Nazis and Communists

with

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz
Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
Thursday, October 8, 2015
2:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
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Register

This lecture is part of a series on the Intermarium sponsored by the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies.

SOURCE:    http://www.iwp.edu/events/detail/property-restitution-the-case-of-poland-after-the-nazis-and-communists .

 

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