A dark era in Polish history
25 years ago on Sunday 13th of December communistic junta directed
by general Jaruzelski announced martial law in Poland. The darkest era
in modern Polish history cost the life of many people, many of others
were imprisoned and tortured, all of the nation was oppressed and
humiliated for years (officially until 1983 – unofficially until 1989).
This difficult time was documented in photography by brave people as
Krzysztof Raczkowiak and many others – risking their life.
Krzysztof Raczkowiak documented “events in Lubin” (31.08.1982) when
the government used fire arms against the manifestation of Solidarity.
Three of the participants were killed, many injured. More here:
the third officer from left fired his gun a few seconds
aiming at the photographer – he missed…not much…
© Krzysztof Raczkowiak
Crimes like this, and many others from the terror regime were not confronted
with justice until now. Thanks to those pictures maybe one day those who were
shooting and killing will be held responsible.
Krzystof Raczkowiak continues documenting the crime in Lubin, he collects
all of the informations (which you can find on the site http://www.lubin82.pl/,
if you have any information to share, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org