The collection is comprised of newsletters, memoranda, letters, leaflets, and flyers relating to Polish opposition to Soviet
and communist forces at the end of World War II.
Wolność i Niezawisłość (WiN) (Freedom and Independence), an underground anti-communist organization, was established on September
2, 1945 in Warsaw, Poland. Its main goal was to fight communism and the Sovietification of Poland through political channels,
with minimal military action. However, hostility between WiN and communist organizations such as the Polish Ministry of Public
Security, the Polish Worker’s Party, and the NKVD often led to provocation, resulting in violence. Realizing that victory
through violence was impossible, members of WiN instead chose to focus on fighting the communists through anti-communist propaganda
and providing assistance to all those who opposed the communist government.
1 half-manuscript box
(0.2 linear feet)
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Collection is open for research.