Fighting Auschwitz by Józef Garliński

Second comment on the article The Volunteer: Jack Fairweather’s Auschwitz spy thriller wins Costa prize, by David Sanderson, The Times, January 29 2020.


I should add that the first book presenting Witold Pilecki’s role was Fighting Auschwitz: the Resistance in the Concentration Camp by Józef Garlinski (1913-2005), Polish officer who was also imprisoned in Auschwitz. The book was published in 1975. Garlinski was tattooed with the number 121 421.

From Garlinski’s obituary in The Telegraph, December 1, 2005:

“Most strikingly, he established the importance of Witold Pilecki, the army officer who had himself arrested in order to set up a military organisation inside the camp and co-ordinate a rising with an outside attack that never came; Pilecki later escaped and survived the war, only to be executed by the Communist government.”

Garlinski’s father was a POW in the Soviet Union, following the September 1939 campaign and was murdered by the Russians in Katyn in 1940, along with thousands of other Polish officers.

@LechSBorkowski

The camp thrives

My comment following the review of tv documentary Belsen: Our Story, review: a devastating and dignified oral history of Holocaust horrors, by Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, January 28, 2020
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Lech Borkowski

Great documentary.

I made the following note in 2014:

“The last century, beginning with World War I, has seen an incredible devastation of everything. Here in the east-central regions of Europe, especially in Poland, we live on the civilization cemetery. And I am afraid we have not seen it all yet.

Traditionally, the crimes and criminal codes focus on the harm done to human bodies and material objects. What about the incredible devastation of human souls or psyche, if you prefer the latter term?

Are we out of the concentration camp yet? No, we are not. The answer depends somewhat on the definition of the camp. The old, stereotypical image of the concentration camp is the place surrounded by barbed wire, with watchtowers, guards with dogs and emaciated prisoners in striped uniforms.

The idea of the camp, however, is alive and well also today, The camp has not withered away. It thrives.

October 23, 2014”

My both parents were long-time prisoners of Communist concentration camps in the Soviet Union: my father 8 + 2 in exile, my mother 7 years. They were Polish citizens and opposed to Communism. They both survived, luckily, but the trauma was enormous, especially for my mother. For her the war, which started in 1939, when she was twelve years old, has never ended.

More recently, my wife, my daughter, and I learned, that rumours about the liquidation of the camps were vastly exaggerated. Why and how it is possible, you can read at https://lsborkowski.com/pol/.

Irma Grese, the sadistic Nazi camp guard is not such a rarity. A certain Communist woman active in the Soviet Union and Poland was a sadistic torturer, with particular focus on genitalia. She had a PhD in philosophy from Paris obtained between WWI and WWII.

My wife, a pianist and piano teacher, experienced extreme forms of sadism in her place of work, in the State School of Music in Zielona Góra, Poland, between 2011 and 2015. Standing outside the school building, on the street, you would have never guessed, what is happening inside. In this case the camp guards were several of her fellow female employees. These were not accidental forms of social violence. These were methods meticulously scripted and based on the Communist know-how. We have also learned in the process, that these guards are fully protected by functionaries at the higher levels of the state apparatus, all the way to the top, the PM, the president, as well as the prosecutor office.

It is a mistake to think that the camp exists only as an isolated place, surrounded by barbed wire. The Communist state perfected the idea of the camp and developed it much further. This is where we are today.

@LechSBorkowski

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Smarter dictatorship

Comment on The Telegraph article 30 years after the Romanian Revolution, has Bucharest shaken off the ghost of its communist dictator? by Chris Leadbeater, 16 December 2019.

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Lech Borkowski 17 Dec 2019 12:00AM

You write ‘Poland’s emergence from political suffocation was a triumph of collective will and “Solidarity”’.

“Solidarity” was a Communist provocation and a fake opposition. Rather than repeating absurd fairy tales, it would be better to engage in a little bit of critical thinking.

Communism has not collapsed in Poland. Yes, there was restructuring, a perestroika, but the organisation, the cadres, the methods are all in place and fully operational. This was the goal: to create an impression of the collapse of Communism and to continue under the facade of capitalism. A smarter way to run a dictatorship.

https://lsborkowski.com/pol/malgorzata-gluchowska-and-lech-borkowskis-letter-to-the-european-parliament-13-may-2019/

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Research

Fake Hungarian dissident

My comment to the obituary of Laszlo Rajk junior in The Telegraph, Laszlo Rajk, Hungarian architect, set designer and dissident whose father had been a prominent victim of the Stalin-era show trials – obituary, 26 November 2019.

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Lech Borkowski 5 Dec 2019 9:27AM
Ridiculous. Rajk senior was a criminal. Period.

Rajk junior led a privileged life. Fake dissident. Published books by T. G. Ash, a great friend of Communists and of an evolving Communism? Timothy Garton Ash is basically an agent of disinformation.

Children of top Communists playing the role of dissidents? Ha ha.

This obituary is indicative of a complete cognitive catastrophe. This is part of a wider approach to the subject of the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe, in which the real victims of Communism are eliminated, with children of top Communists presented as dissidents.

Communism has not collapsed. The most advanced form of dictatorship in history was reformed but not overturned.

Communist organisation of the state is alive and well. My wife Małgorzata Głuchowska, a pianist and piano teacher, was expelled from her job at the State School of Music in Zielona Góra (Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna w Zielonej Górze, Poland, for political reasons in 2015. The authorities used the Occupational Medical Service to issue a fake medical statement prohibiting her from working in the school, the job she performed so successfully for twenty years. Same as in the Soviet Union.

I was similarly expelled from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in 2015 for political reasons as well, where I was an Associate Professor of Physics. I was the only faculty member with a western PhD (University of Florida 1995).

My parents were prisoners of Communist concentration camps in the area of Arkhangelsk in northern Russia after WWII. My father deserted from the Communist army under Soviet control on 13 January 1945.

Our family has been targeted and harassed for many years. Changes of government had no effect. Our daughter was targeted in her elementary school as well, in an action parallel to those carried out in our workplaces.

@LechSBorkowski

https://lsborkowski.com/pol/

Communist methods in Poland

From my two comments folowing the article Nato should de-escalate conflict with Russia and focus on inequality, says Jeremy Corbyn, by Tony Diver.


Lech Borkowski 2 Dec 2019 7:50AM

First you have to understand the situation and that implies understanding the post-WWII developments. Western leaders Churchill and Roosevelt signed the Yalta pact with Stalin. It was no better later on.

The West is completely and absolutely clueless as to what has happened and what is happening in Eastern Europe. Communist party members were welcomed as democrats post-1990. One of those sits in the office of the German Chancellor. I don’t think you would like to give any significant function to a Nazi, former or not. So why different and privileged treatment of the Communist totalitarians?

My wife and I were both expelled from our state jobs in Poland in 2015, school of music and university, respectively, for political reasons, for standing up for truth, law, common sense, and human dignity. In case of my wife a fake psychologist statement was fabricated to provide the excuse for her dismissal. The best pianist and piano teacher in Zielona Góra in western Poland has been fired by a typical Communist method. Same as in the Soviet Union. I was the only professor of Physics with a western PhD at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. See here https://lsborkowski.com/pol/. Poland is run by the Communists who only pretend to be democrats.

The ‘transition to democracy’ and rule of law in 1989 was a fake one. Now Communist countries of Eastern Europe can control and subvert NATO as its members from the inside. NATO? Clueless, clueless, clueless.

@LechSBorkowski


Lech Borkowski 2 Dec 2019 8:04AM

[… ] I have just told you totalitarian methods have been and are in continued use in Poland. […]  You didn’t even ask for more information. The tv news you get or newspaper articles don’t tell you the ugly stuff. The campaign against us has been going for decades. Decades. Not one government. Many governments.

[…] I am afraid you don’t what to understand. All this juggling of labels of who is right wing or left wing in Eastern Europe is nonsense. The policy on the ground is the same totalitarian policy no matter what label is attached to the government in Poland.

Totalitarianism evolves

Simon Heffer wrote a review of Marcel Ophüls’ Le Chagrin et la Pitié (The Sorrow and the Pity), a documentary about occupied France in WWII. The four and a half hours long film was shown on tv in 1969. The article This Second World War film is the greatest documentary ever made, appeared in The Telegraph on 23 November 2019. Among many interesting in-depth readers’ comments someone brought up Lech Wałęsa and the Solidarity movement as an example of resistance to totalitarianism. Here is response.


Lech Borkowski 25 Nov 2019 1:22AM
@Tim Long “While a resistance movement can coalesce around a courageous leader and survive (for example, Lech Walesa and Solidarity), it’s external factors that break a totalitarian state’s hold on its people.”

Walesa is a Communist stooge. The whole Solidarity movement was organised by the Communists themselves. The Communists fooled the West all the way, pretending that their regimes collapsed. In other words, the West lost the Cold War while being convinced it had won. It is worth remembering in this context the Soviet Operation Trust of the 1920s, when the Soviet secret service ran a fictional opposition movement to fool the West and the Russian emigres.

My wife and I were expelled from our jobs at state institutions in Poland in 2015 in an action following the Communist modus operandi. You can read about our analysis and actions against our family at lsborkowski.com/pol/

By the way, my parents were imprisoned for many years in Communist concentration camps in the Soviet Russia after WWII, as a result of their resistance to Communism. I am very proud of them. They lived in Eastern Poland, which was occupied by the Soviet Union following the Yalta deal between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin.

The Brits hold their heads high thinking about their role on the western front of WWII, but ignore their disastrous dealing with the Soviet Russia.

Totalitarianism does not stand still. It evolves.

Donald Tusk and the Communist opposition to Communism

My comment on Asa Bennett’s article in The Telegraph Donald Tusk thinks Brexiteers are longing for empire. Has he met the EU elite?


Lech Borkowski 14 Nov 2019 1:46PM

It is useful to know where Tusk and the like come from. The Communists in Poland have trained a number of people for future positions of leadership. The idea was to organize fake opposition to Communism and to pretend that the Communism in Eastern Europe collapsed. They created fake political groups. Tusk was positioned as a young free-market liberal.

The creation of fake opposition is an old Communist trick. In the 1920s Soviet Russia their secret service ran the Operation Trust, whose aim was to fool the outsiders and the Russian emigres that there was a real internal opposition to the Soviet terror. It is an old idea really.

The Communist-style politics runs in a provocateur mode. Pretty much everything is a provocation, while the effort is made to pretend it is a real thing.

So, Tusk is a Communist provocateur simply doing what he is told to do. This is a labour of the many, not the few.

@LechSBorkowski

[In reaction to this, certain Adam Johnson supposed that I must be a Law and Justice supporter and used a derogatory word to describe my comment. Here is my response.]

Lech Borkowski 14 Nov 2019 5:59PM

Sorry to disappoint you. I don’t support any political party in Poland. I was expelled from my job for political reasons in Autumn 2015. My wife was expelled from her job as well for political reasons. It is all here: lsborkowski.com/pol/

The leader of Law and Justice party in Poland, Jarosław Kaczynski is a son of a Communist party member. He comes from a family firmly embedded in Communism and thus privileged. My comment about Tusk applies to Kaczynski as well, with the exception of Kaczynski was positioned to the right of Tusk on the political axis.

I was a member of the Law and Justice from 2008 to 2010. I saw in essence no difference between it and the Communist party.

@LechSBorkowski

Michnik, Konrad, and the fake opposition to Communism

Comment to Gyorgy Konrad’s obituary in The Telegraph. The comment was submitted in the morning of 18 September 2019 among in the digital edition of the paper but was blocked.

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Adam Michnik is a son of a Soviet agent convicted for his activities against the Polish state in the 1930s. His mother was a Communist as well. He led a highly privileged life. He was one of the key figures in the fake opposition movement created by the Communist authorities. The key roles in this “movement” were played by the children from the Communist hard core.

Communists understood very well that a full control of the past, the present, and the future requires a presence of a phony opposition as well. This trick allows to fool the observers as to the real workings of the system and enables easy maneuvering of the situation in a desirable direction. Also, it allows to execute long-term plans which are more difficult to detect and predict.

The first Communist large scale operation of this type was the Soviet Trust in the 1920s. The Soviets pretended that there is an active internal anti-Soviet opposition. Few years later, they called it off after fooling a large number of people as well as international observers.

Creating a fake opposition is a bread-and-butter Communist technique.

The entire Solidarity movement of the 1970s and 1980s was completely fake and fully controlled by the Communists.

This so-called opposition did not reveal any essential organisational details of the regime or its techniques. The Communist devil is in the details.

The official story line says that the Communist dictatorship collapsed like a house of cards. I am sorry to tell you that this is not true.

My wife and I were expelled from our jobs in state institution, school of music and university, respectively, for political reasons in 2015. We have been under harassment since we have been married more than 20 years ago.

My wife was forced to visit a psychologist under the threat of losing her job. The psychologist was supposedly testing her ability to continue her job of a pianist and piano teacher. There is of course no such thing in psychology as a way to determine during two 40-45 minutes conversations your ability to teach piano. My wife’s cv testifies to her excellent performance in her job. The psychologist issued a report which condemned her mental facilities. A typical Communist method.

The transcripts of the two conversations with the psychologist are available online on our website https://lsborkowski.com/pol/.

We wrote many critical texts about the situation in Poland and distributed it widely via fax, email, and letters. They are available at the aforementioned website. Some of them are also available at https://www.researchgate.net/project/Critical-Narrative-Analysis-Organized-Social-Violence-Criminal-State/ .

Here you can view our short video statement recorded in May 2016:

The Communist techniques are in continuous use in Poland. What we know and what we analyse and describe has not been published by any of the so-called “dissidents” from the Communist countries.

As to Mr. Konrad, I suppose he was a fake “opposition” figure.

@LechSBorkowski

Coercive control in Poland

The next comment under the same article as the last one in this blog.


Lech Borkowski 20 Aug 2019 11:04PM

I should add that if you would like to know more, you can get in touch me via Twitter at @LechSBorkowski.

If you want I can do a lecture or a seminar on the subject of coercive control in Poland. Free of charge.

Coercive control is a concept popularised in the area of domestic violence by Evan Stark (2007). In England, this concept has been used tin the criminal law in 2015.

The social violence implemented by the Communists is a variant of coercive control and is in continued use in Poland. Britain could remain in the same union with Poland only through ignorance.

In Poland the de facto system has norhing to do with the de jure declarations.

The plurality of lies

On 19 August 2019 The Daily Telegraph (London) published an article by Madeline Grant My trip to Poland left me more convinced than ever that we are right to leave the EU to fulfil its superstate ambitions.

I made a number of comments in a discussion following the article. I already included two of those comments in this blog earlier. Here is another one.

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Lech Borkowski 20 Aug 2019 10:48PM

Some of the comments seem to suggest that the same basic methodology can be used to describe reality in both Britain and Poland.

As I stated in an earlier comment there is no such thing as political pluralism in Poland.There is plurality of lies, of course, but it is not the same as political pluralism.

The transition to democracy and pluralism was a fake one. There are certain empty rituals but it is easy to find out whether words regained their true meaning or not. They have not.

The deception runs deep and is a permanent feature of the system in Poland. The pluralism is a simulated one, not real.

Take for example the Labour Code. The current Labour Code has been introduced in 1974 as a sort of “Constitution” for the working class. The same Labour Code, with amendments, is in force today. The same punitive measures designed to punish dissidents are in force. In 1996 it was even extended by the Minister of Health ordinance by giving greater freedom to subject a person to arbitrary health checks on a whim. Not out of concern for the health of the employees but to provide excuse for dismissal for political reasons.

This ordinance has been used against my wife in 2015, when she was forced to visit a psychologist on order issued by the Occupational Health Service. Occupational Health Service is an idea from Nazi and Communist camps. Physicians in Auschwitz decided who would continue to work and to live and who should be terminated. Just like someone in the Soviet Union, she has been declared as suffering from unspecified delusions and on that basis dismissed from her job of a pianist and piano teacher.

All the political class in Poland know about this. We have written dozens of letters to top officials in several recent governments. Result? Nothing. Business as usual.

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