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Samizdat Photographic Portfolio of Polish Political Prisoners During Martial Law

Internowani. Białołęka '82 [The interned. Białołęka '82]. Portfolio of photographs.

[Warsaw]: CDN, [1982 or 1983]. White card portfolio measuring 19 × 14 cm, with three flaps, containing twenty numbered photographic prints, with a list and description of the images inside wrappers. Light overall wear; very good.

Complete portfolio of original photographic prints showing the prisoners of Białołęka internment camp, and published by the underground publisher CDN, which defied official censorship laws from 1982 to 1990. The photographs depict numerous well-known Solidarity opposition activists, such as Jan Rulewski, Jacek Kuroń, Henryk Wujec, Janusz Onyszkiewicz, and others. They show the prisoners during walks in the courtyard, in the halls, and in their cells, with many of them wearing Solidary shirts. Internment camps such as Białołęka were established during the period of Martial Law, from December 13 to July 22, 1983, by which the authorities attempted to stifle political opposition movements such as Solidarity. Over three thousand activists and other suspicious persons were arrested the first night; in total nearly ten thousand were held in camps and prisons.

See also: "Monographien im polnischen Zweiten Umlauf: Druki zwarte w polskim drugim obiegu," no. 0878.

As of November 2021, KVK and OCLC only show two copies outside Poland, in Switzerland and North America.

Book ID: 50186

Price: $850.00