Poland : Social conditions in Poland (FO371-128809).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1957.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-128809. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-128809
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1953-1960: Module 1
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file of correspondence, press material, and reports concerning social developments in Poland. The documents contain two reports by the British Ambassador in Warsaw on vice and crime in Poland, which covers absenteeism in Polish industry, an increase in the number of cases of alcoholism, an "alarming increase" in the use of prostitution by Polish men, and bribery and corruption within Polish businesses. The documents also include a transcript of an interview with Stefan Kisielewski, a Polish liberal political theorist, in which he heavily criticised the Polish government, and called for the rise of a non-Marxist opposition party. Other documents discuss a rise in "hooliganism" in Poland -- and a tram strike in the city of Lodz, that was suppressed by the Polish government through the use of tear gas.
  • File date: 1957.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1987.
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