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FEMALE FIGHTERS OF THE POLISH RESISTANCE: Głos Kobiet Wiejskich [The Voice of Rural Women. Year 1, Nr. 3]

350.00

Broadside, printed on both sides, 8° (tiny tears in margins, overall in a good condition).

 

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A rare small broadside underground newspaper was printed during WWII for the women in the Polish countryside to encourage them to fight for the resistance. This issue was printed for Christmas 1942 and includes a text on the birth of Christ.

The paper was published alongside the underground newspaper Walka i Wolność (Fight and Freedom) and was transformed into newspaper Kobietę na Barykadzie (Women on the Barricades) during the Warsaw uprising.

The editor was Stefania Krasowska (1886-1964), a member of the Polish legion during WWI, an editor and a female freemason of the international order Le Droit Humain. During WWII she was a member of a resistance of Polish peasants Racławice and was arrested in 1943 by the Gestapo.

The moto, printed above the title was: “After reading it, give it to another good Polish woman. In each village a secret circle of fighters for the freedom of Poland must be established”.

References: OCLC 750938546.

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