(Regensburger Hefte ...; 1) ISSN 1613-5601

Administration with juristic authority in Poland Stalins` era. Special Commission for Fighting against Corrupt Practices and Economic Sabotage


Special Commission for Fighting against Corrupt Practices and Economic Sabotage does not belong to the well-known chapters of Polish post-war history of the period 1945-1954. Especially in the German-speaking scientific world - except the branch known as "Ostrecht"- this subject has not been studied yet. Therefore, an attempt to study this topic has been made by describing the Polish state of research and explaining this problem. The study is based on new archival records and analyses of Special Commission activity, from the history of law and social-political history point of view. The statement that the Commission was from the very beginning a tool to get and strengthen the power of communist-socialist authorities, can be the conclusion of this study.

A fight with the corruption and sabotage was only a by-product, not very effective but reflecting post-war situation especially in the new Polish western districts.

Moreover, constitutional issues have been studied such as: basic citizen rights, personal problems in judiciary sector. Some cases run by Special Commission have been used to analyse its reasoning to the accused people from Silesian Voivodeship (Stalinogród Region). The remains of the post-stalin period in the law system, especially in the penal law which can be regarded as the remains of Special Commission activity, have been pointed out.


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