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Israel and Zionism in political ideas of Tadeusz Adam Walichnowski



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Walichnowski, Tadeusz Adam (1928-2005)   communism   Nazism   Jews   Israel   Zionism   the Six-Day War   national communism


Tyt. zeszytu: Orient daleki i bliski = Orient far and near


Tadeusz Walichnowski (1928-2005) was one of the most important ideologists of the Polish United Workers' Party (PZPR) animating the so-called an anti-Zionist campaign in the years 1967-1968. He combined service in the communist repression apparatus with propaganda work, of which Israel and the Zionist movement became a particular object of interest in the indicated period. Together with the party of Mieczysław Moczar, the so-called "Partisans", he was responsible for inciting "anti-Zionist" (in fact anti-Semitic) hysteria, creating an image of Israel as an aggressive state, while identifying Zionism with aggressive, anti-communist nationalism. In his publications, he outlined a political concept, the foundation of which was the vision of cooperation between the Zionists and West German neo-Nazis against Poland and Poles. He formulated the assumption that in exchange for the aid given to Israel by the Federal Republic of Germany during the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel rehabilitated the West German state from responsibility for the Nazi genocide, seeking to assign Poles the status of the main responsibility for Nazi crimes committed against Jews. Tadeusz Walichnowski can be considered a "red nationalist", the creator of a political concept referring to Polish nationalist accents while remaining faithful to the ideological principles of the Polish United Workers' Party. After 1968, Tadeusz Walichnowski successfully continued his career in the communist ministry of security, also developing his own academic career. The political concept created by Tadeusz Walichnowski may be seen as a model of subordinating science to ideology, which may lead to intellectual astray.

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Wydział Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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doi:10.34616/138545   ISSN 2080-332X   ISBN 978-83-65158-18-5



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Wrocławskie Studia Erazmiańskie. 2020, 14, s. 102-121

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