Adam Rapacki

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Adam Rapacki

Adam Rapacki (24 December 1909–10 October 1970) was a Polish politician and diplomat


Rapacki was born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary on 24 December 1909.[1] He was a member of the Polish Socialist Party from 1945 to 1948 as well as its successor, the Polish United Workers' Party. He was also a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee up until 1968, on board as the minister of seafaring and the minister of higher education and research.

From 1956 to 1968, he was the foreign minister in the cabinet of Józef Cyrankiewicz. On 2 October 1957, he presented at the United Nations his plan for a nuclear-free zone in Central Europe (comprising Czechoslovakia, Poland, East and West Germany) — known as the "Rapacki Plan".[2][3]

Rapacki died in Warsaw, aged 60, on 10 October 1970.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Adam Rapacki". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Tobias Hochscherf; Christoph Laucht; Andrew Plowman (2010). Divided, But Not Disconnected: German Experiences of the Cold War. Berghahn Books. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-84545-646-7. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Ruud van Dijk; William Glenn Gray; Svetlana Savranskaya; Jeremi Suri; Qiang Zhai (13 May 2013). Encyclopedia of the Cold War. Taylor & Francis. p. 373. ISBN 978-1-135-92311-2. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ozinga, James R., The Rapacki Plan: the 1957 Proposal to Denuclearize Central Europe, and an Analysis of Its Rejection, Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Co, 1989, ISBN 0-89950-445-0.