Leszek Gondek

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Leszek Gondek (born Włodzimierz Wołyński 22 March 1939, died 22 March 2013 Gdańsk[1]) was a Polish lawyer, historian, essayist and writer specializing in the European as well as Poland's history of the 20th century. He was a son of Zdzisław (captain of polish artillery, murdered in Katyń in March 1940) and Janina née Wałęga (polish and Ukrainian teacher). He was a lieutenant in Polish counterintelligence for a few years.

Gondek's special research includes the legal justice system of the Polish Underground State during World War II,[2][3] as well as the Polish postwar military missions, the political, economic and military consequences of war for occupied Germany, and the history of air sports and physical training aimed at developing defensive strategies by Poland's army during the communist years.[4]

Gondek's analysis of the underground Special Military Courts, Civil Courts and the Special Committees of the Polish Secret State is based on documents and legal papers published already during the occupation of Poland. Much attention is paid to legal and structural changes experienced by these organizations in the course of war, as in the case of National Armed Forces and the Tatra Confederation (Konfederacja Tatrzańska) behind the Soviet front. Gondek attempts to present the multitude of challenges facing the underground judiciary across the whole territory of the former Second Republic.[4]

Works[edit]

  • Leszek Gondek, Polskie misje wojskowe 1945-1949: polityczno-prawne, ekonomiczne i wojskowe problemy likwidacji skutków wojny na obszarze okupowanych Niemiec, Wydawn. Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej 1981, 329 pages
  • Leszek Gondek, Polska karząca 1939-1945: Polski podziemny wymiar sprawiedliwosci w okresie okupacji niemieckiej, Instytut Wydawniczy Pax, Warszawa 1988, 202 pages, ISBN 83-211-0973-X
  • Leszek Gondek, Wywiad polski w III Rzeszy 1933-1939. Zarys struktury, taktyki i efektów obronnego działania, Wydawn. Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, Warsaw 1978 and 1982, 344 pages
  • Leszek Gondek, Barbara Kosiorek-Dulian, Działalność Abwehry na terenie Polski 1933-1939, Warsaw 1974, 414 pages
  • Leszek Gondek, Na tropach tajemnic III Rzeszy, 1987, 204 pages
  • Leszek Gondek, Agresja Stalina na Polskę, Wydawnictwo Agencja 1990, 106 pages, ISBN 8370012957
  • Leszek Gondek, W imieniu Rzeczypospolitej: wymiar sprawiedliwości w Polsce w czasie II wojny światowej, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN 2011, 222 pages, ISBN 8301165790

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Leszek Gondek, Gdańsk, 26.03.2013 - nekrolog" (in Polish). Nekrologi.wyborcza.pl. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  2. ^ Mark Paul (October 2009). "Patterns of Cooperation, Collaboration and Betrayal". PDF 1.89 MB. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Inauthor:"Leszek Gondek"". Google Books. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "W imieniu Rzeczpospolitej. Wymiar sprawiedliwości w Polsce w czasie II wojny światowej (review)". Polish History (in Polish). Portal Historyczny. Retrieved April 20, 2012.