Posener rebellion

rebellion of the Posener population to 28. June 1956, which was finally struck down by the Polish army bloodily. During striking down about 70 humans came around the life, over 500 were hurt. Altogether took approx. 100,000 humans at the protests part.

The collection was represented by the communist guidance later than “provocation of western, imperialistic secret services” and the involved ones in most brutal way was pursued. Free, public memory of the rebellion and its victims is only possible since the collapse of communism 1989. The events of the “Posener June” nevertheless are, like the collection are also called, in Western Europe and the remainder of the world relatively unknown. A model function for other collections in the Eastern Bloc is awarded to the rebellion in floats.

The discontent of the workers, who were busy in the Posener heavy industry, smoldered for a long time time: Already in the weeks before the rebellion there were again and again to strikes and worker meetings. To 28. Workers from the largest works of the city (ZNTK, ZISPO) met June to a demonstration for better living conditions, who thousands workers of smaller enterprises and parts of the Posener population followed. The strained situation escalated finally, when from the building of the public security “Wojewódzki Urząd was shot d/s Bezpieczeństwa Publicznego” at the demonstrators changing the building over. Was inflamed immediately violent combat, which the demonstrators led also from national depots captured weapons. Finally it succeeded approx. 10,000 soldiers by tank support as well as under use of 180.000 pieces of ammunition to strike down the rebellion bloodily and/or. “befrieden”, as it represented communist propaganda later. This already succeeded in the evening 28. June. Smaller resistance nests of the demonstrators held themselves however up to 30. June.

see also: Hungarian rising of the people


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