Aleksander Kamiński

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Aleksander Kamiński
Aleksander Kamiński - Kamyk.jpg
Kamiński, nom de guerre "Kamyk"
Born (1903-01-28)January 28, 1903
Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire
Died March 15, 1978(1978-03-15) (aged 75)
Warsaw, Poland

Aleksander Kamiński (January 28, 1903 - March 15, 1978) was a Polish school teacher, form tutor, author of Polish Cub Scout and Brownie method, writer, historian, Scoutmaster (harcmistrz), and during the occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany, wartime resistance leader under the codenames: Kamyk, Dąbrowski, J. Dąbrowski, Fabrykant, Faktor, Juliusz Górecki, Hubert, Kaźmierczak.

War service[edit]

During the Second World War he served in the Armia Krajowa in the ranks of the Szare Szeregi, and as editor-in-chief of the Home Army's clandestine newspaper, Biuletyn Informacyjny.[1] He was posthumously recognized as "Righteous among the Nations" by Yad Vashem on May 5, 1991.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Kamienie na szaniec (1943);[3] published in English as Stones for the Rampart (London, 1945), with a foreword by P. H. B. Lyon
  • Wielka Gra (1942, 1981)
  • Przodownik. Podręcznik dla kierowników oddziałów Zawiszy (cz. 1-2, December 1942, II 1943, III 1944)
  • Zośka i Parasol. Opowieść o niektórych ludziach i niektórych akcjach dwóch batalionów harcerskich
  • Józef Grzesiak "Czarny"
Kamiński memorial in Łódź
Interwar period
  • Antek Cwaniak (1932)
  • Książka wodza zuchów (1933)
  • Krąg rady (1935)
  • Narodziny dzielności
  • Andrzej Małkowski (1934)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George J. Lerski, review of Polish-Jewish Relations during the Second World War by Emmanuel Ringelblum, Joseph Kermish, Shmuel Krakowski, Dafna Allon, Danuta Dabrowska and Dana Keren, in The Catholic Historical Review 65:1 (1979), p. 98.
  2. ^ The Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations: Poland, edited by Sara Bender and Shmuel Krakowski (2004).
  3. ^ Based on true events, described in Lilka Trzcinska-Croydon, The Labyrinth of Dangerous Hours: A Memoir of the Second World War (Toronto University Press, 2004), with a foreword by Norman Davies.