Piotr Gontarczyk

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Piotr Gontarczyk

Piotr Gontarczyk (born April 29, 1970 in Żyrardów) is a Polish historian with a doctorate in history and political science.

Gontarczyk is employed by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance and specializes in history of the Polish communist movement during the World War II and in contemporary history. In 2008 Gontarczyk and Sławomir Cenckiewicz published a historical scientific publication entitled "SB a Lech Wałęsa. Przyczynek do biografii" ("SB and Lech Wałęsa. Contribution to Biography"). The book caused a major controversy in Poland.[1] In their work dr Gontarczyk and dr Cenckiewicz give proof that in the 1970s the NSZZ Solidarność leader and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa was a secret informant of the Polish communist secret police - Służba Bezpieczeństwa (SB).[2]


Gontarczyk's work as a historian, researcher and political scientist comprises several books and numerous press articles as well as scientific papers.



  1. ^ Wikinews: Row over Lech Wałęsa's alleged collaboration with communists escalates
  2. ^ Harry de Quetteville (14 June 2008). "Lech Walesa was Communist spy, claims book". Daily Telegraph. Berlin. Retrieved 4 October 2008.