Dolański, Dariusz (1966 - ) - red.
Rozwój ochrony przeciwpożarowej na ziemi lubuskiej w latach 1945-1949 = Ziemia lubuska's firemen of 1945-1949: more than fire fighters
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Ochotnicza Straż Pożarna ; Ziemia Lubuska ; historia - 1945-1989
After the end of World War II, the firemen and some other settlers, arriving in ziemia lubuska, managed to set up an effective fire fighting force - despite their insufficient numbers and lacking equipment. Over the period of 1945-1949 they helped the local people put out numerous fires in the region. Besides, they organized culture and education events for the village folk. ; However, their situation worsened when the Polish communists, unrivalled, came to power: the new authorities took steps to purge the firemen brigades from "inimical elements". They also succeeded in abolishing the self-governance of the OSP (Volunteer Firemen Brigades) and deprived the firemen of many of their treasured distinctions. That was how the ruling PZPR (United Polish Workers' Party) made volunteer-firemen lose completely their autonomy in the Stalinist period in Poland.
Zielona Góra: Oficyna Wydawnicza Uniwersytetu Zielonogórskiego
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Zielonogórskiego