Letter From Lech S. Borkowski to Prosecutor General 19 February 2016

Dr hab. Lech S. Borkowski
Zielona Góra

Andrzej Seremet
Prosecutor General
ul. Rakowiecka 26/30
02-528 Warsaw

Zielona Góra, 19 February 2016


I am informing you about violations of human rights and fundamental rights of our family: me, my wife, and our daughter.

Our family – me, my wife, and our daughter – was attacked during the school year 2011/2012. Actions against me have been conducted at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań from the beginning of my employment in 1995. First repressions against my wife appeared immediately after we had married [in 1997]. In September 2011, series of brutal, ruthless, unfounded provocations and victimizations in the State School of Music in Zielona Góra.

In February and March 2012, there were simultaneous provocations aimed at our family.

(1) I was attacked at the Department of Physics of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań,

(2) My wife Małgorzata Głuchowska was attacked at her workplace in the State School of Music in Zielona Góra,

(3) My daughter was attacked on the 8 and 9 February 2012 in the elementary school at Truskawkowa Street in Zielona Góra.

Typical Communist methods of provocation were used in each of these three cases. Attacks have been carefully planned, prepared, and coordinated.

I come from a family persecuted by the Communists. My mother, Irena Borkowska (maiden name Ostrowska), was sentenced by the Soviet security organs in 1949 for helping Polish resistance members in the Braslaw county. She has been imprisoned until 1956. Our family remained the target of Communist repression throughout the Communist dictatorship.

My father, Bolesław Borkowski, was born in Krejwańce, Oszmiana county, on 1 January 1920. After the arrival of the Red Army in 1944, he was sent to the Polish Communist army remaining the Soviet control. Together with several dozen others, he deserted from it on 13 January 1945 in reaction  to mass murder of Polish resistance members carried out by the Communists.


After crossing the Bug river from west to east the unit has been surrounded by Soviet forces. In the ensuing battle, my father was wounded during an attempt to break through the enemy line. The Poles were imprisoned in Brześć. They were held in hellish conditions. The soviet interrogators tortured the Poles.

My father was condemned to 10 years of concentration camp. He served nearly entire sentence. He returned from the camps in 1956. I am attaching the copy of a document from the Foreign Ministry of Belarus issued in 1956.

My mother Irena Ostrowska, born on 1 April 1927 in Gienuża in the Brasław county, was arrested by the Soviet security service in 1949 together with her father Klemens Ostrowski and her brother, also Klemens, who was named after his father. Their family was providing food and shelter to members of Polish anti-communist resistance. This is a place near Buczany village, not far from Widze. This area was inhabited by Poles and belonged to Poland before 1939. Like her parents and several siblings, my mother was imprisoned in a Communist concentration camp. She remained there from 1949 to 1956. When her younger brother Klemens was found after his release from the camp he was damaged both physically and psychologically. He has been most likely tortured.

Various hostile activities aimed at our family are nothing for me. I have experienced them since early childhood. They serve the purpose of murdering the social identity of each of us and belong to the arsenal of typical Communist methods.

Destruction of an individual’s social function is a continuation of the genocide which was begun by the Soviet NKVD in the Katyn forest in western Russia in 1940 and in many other places of Soviet crimes. This means that in spite of official declarations about stopping repressions, the persecution of Poles is carried on.

My parents came to Ketrzyn in 1956. Here they remained under surveillance and harassment. Communists staged provocations against my father at his workplace. My mother was openly followed by designated functionaries.

In the 1970s, Witold Giriat, my mother’s cousin working in the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, was forced to emigrate. Giriat was a pioneer of the semiconductor physics in Poland and an author of original methods of producing high quality semiconductor crystals, without which no sensible research was possible. Contrary to official statements this was repression for political reasons. The provocation was based on simulating a personal conflict. Giriat went to Venezuela, where he organised a new semiconductor laboratory and continued studies of magnetic semiconductors in the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas in Caracas. Many scientists from around the world thanked him for providing high quality samples of semiconductor crystals, which they used in their research.

In 1984, the Soviet authorities refused my application to visit my family members living in Oszmiana (Oshmiana) and Braslaw (Braslav) counties. My parents also applied for permission to visit the family and their application was approved.

In 1985, the authorities of Wroclaw University of Technology (Politechnika Wrocław) blocked the month-long practical training in Madrid in Spain, part of the IAESTE exchange program, which I have won in the university-wide competition. The deputy rector for student affairs, to whom I appealed, did not provide any justification for the decision. He said that another student, which had not participated in the competition, had higher overall score as a result of a better result in a test of English. However, that student, did not take part in the contest and did not take the English test. The deputy rector lied.

After completing the studies in Poland, I went to the United States in 1987 to pursue a doctoral degree. When crossing the Polish-East German border on the Warsaw-Paris train, I was the only person led out of the train with all my luggage for a detailed search. The train left without me. I was undressed naked and a detailed search was carried out, including an inspection of the rectum. The functionaries confiscated my 900 US dollars for the air ticket from Paris to the US, where I was to begin doctoral studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. I was later allowed to continue my trip to Paris, but without the money.

I was awarded a PhD at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1995. I decided to return to Poland after receiving a job promise at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Several months before completing my PhD, I learned about a Polish-US conference on superconductivity in Duszniki-Zdrój in early September 1995.