Witnesses

Grzegorz Popielczyk

Grzegorz Popielczyk – head of „Solidarność” in Żyrardów. Arrested and imprisoned after the martial law was declared, repeatedly harassed by the Security Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Jerzy Wartak

Jerzy Wartak – miner, participant of the Wujek Coal Mine strike organised against the declaration of the martial law. Pacification of Wujek culminated in the massacre of nine miners. Jerzy Wartak was one of the three miners sentenced to jail (3,5 years in prison) in the aftermath of the strike.

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Jerzy Wieteszka – photographer of “Solidarność” and a poet. Artist by vocation, chemist by profession. Author of “Byłem jednym z Was. Album 1982-1989” (I Was One of You. 1982-1989 Album). Features in the Treasure of Solidarity trailer. Died on 24 January 2015.

Ligia Urniaz-Grabowska

Ligia Teresa Urniaż-Grabowska – born 25 September 1937 in Warsaw. Since 1980 a close co-worker of Jerzy Popiełuszko. In November 1981 beaten by “unknown attackers”. From December 1981 to February 1982 she lived in hiding. In June 1982 she was arrested and kept in custody for 2 weeks then subsequently sent to Darłówek with other activists of “Solidarność”. From 1982 to 1989 active in the Primate’s Committee for People Deprived of Freedom and Their Families (Prymasowski Komitet Pomocy Osobom Pozbawionym Wolności i ich Rodzinom) in Warsaw. In 1983, after Grzegorz Przemyk had been murdered by the Citizens’ Militia, she looked after his mother Barbara Sadowska; she was also a witness during the trial.

Wlodzimierz Domagalski-Labedzki

Włodzimierz Domagalski-Łabędzki – born 4 May 1957 in Łódź. Member of the Independent Students’ Association at the University of Łódź and participant of the 1981 student strikes (the longest occupational strike of students in the history of Europe). He helped to organise the self-education movement, distributed underground press and set up the printing facilities. Speaker of the underground radio in Łódź. From 1987 to 1989 he was an editor of the following newspapers and magazines “Wolność” (Freedom), “Unia” (Union), 1989-1990 “Solidarność Walcząca” (Fighting Solidarity). In 2007 he was awarded with the Order of Polonia Restituta.

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Wanda Maria Klinert (presently Schultz) – born 4 January 1951 in Pruszków. Member of “Solidarność” since December 1980 and since May 1981 delegate and member of the Mazowsze region management. She co-organised distribution of the underground publications, and helped to organize the Holy Mass for the Fatherland in St. Edward church in Pruszków (in cooperation with rev. Roman Indrzejczyk). From 1982 to 1984 she was a contact person for Zbigniew Bujak who lived in hiding; she helped to set up the safe havens and emissions of the underground radio “S”. In 2007 she was awarded with the Order of Polonia Restituta.

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Krzysztof Frątczak – worker of the Citi Transportation Company in Łódź,
organizer and participant of the strikes, activist of the Ministry for the
Workers, organiser and distributor of the underground press. Presently,
member of the “Solidarność” Regional Board in the Land of Łódź;

Sonik

Bogusław Sonik – cooperated with the Workers’ Defence Committee, later
organizer of the Students’ Committees of Solidarity in Cracow, seized by
and imprisoned by the authorizes, 1983 forced to move abroad, organized help
and assistance for the underground structures of “Solidarity”. Member of the
European Parliament from 2004 to 2014;

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Maciej Łopiński – journalist, after December 13, 1981 (introduction of the
martial law in Poland) fired from work due to his ‘negative’ ideological
attitude and forbidden to perform as a journalist by the Communist
authorities. Subsequently, editor in chief of the underground “Solidarity”
magazine. At present, member of the Polish parliament

Różycki

Waldemar Ludomir Różycki – chief of the special group, cooperating with the
‘In Solidarity’ Resistance Groups. Presently a book-seller (deputy
president of the Polish Book-selling Chambers since 2010) and a social activist

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Paweł Badzio – Radio “Solidarity”, president of the Association of the
Underground Radio “Solidarity”, active journalist, presently in radio WNET