Przegląd Zachodniopomorski (Jan 2020)

Marian Jurczyk in the so-called “trial of eleven” (1981–1984)

  • Błażej Maziakowski



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The presented article discusses Marian Jurczyk’s participation in the so-called “process of eleven” from 1981 to 1984. It presents the protagonist’s drama on the level of personal, family, socio-political and professional life, which was the result of Marian Jurczyk’s participation in events related to the so-called “process of eleven”. A sequence of events leading to Marian Jurczyk’s inclusion in the circle of people covered by the indictment is shown. The focus was particularly on the description of investigative activities related to the indictment of the later President of Szczecin, and then the analysis of evidence that was to lead to the conviction of the accused, i.e. the questioning of witnesses, the explanation of the accused and the content from the period of legal activity of “Solidarity”, which, according to the investigators, was to be reconciled with the then system. The article also shows the activities of the power camp aimed at ending the politically troublesome, in the context of the international situation, trial of the opposition activists, expressed in attempts to get the accused to emigrate and the planned variants of amnesty.