The insurgent accounts of witness
Jan Romanczyk "Łata" (= a patch) - the boy from "Miotła" (= a broom)
We invite you to learn about the war-time memories of Jan Romanczyk pseud. "Łata", Kedyw KG AK (= the Directorate for Diversion of Home Army Main Headquarters) soldier. The resistance activity of his began in 1941 when he was an eighteen-year-old boy, since 1942 he had taken part in many combat actions. In the Warsaw Uprising he went along the battle route from Wola through the Old Town, the City Centre and Czerniakow in the ranks of "Miotła" (= a broom) Battalion "Radoslaw" Grouping. Injured many times, decorated for the bravery with the V-class Military Virtue Order.
After the Uprising collapse he continued his resistance activity. Arrested by UB (= Polish secret police under Communism) after the liberation, received the death sentence changed for a many-year imprisonment. He got out of the prison in 1954. In 1959 he was cleared of charges and punishment with the verdict of the Supreme Court.
The action at Deutsche Textilwaren
The action near Jaktorow
An attack on the Gestapo secret agent Zbigniew Kotarski
The insurgents' memories
The first years of "freedom"
translation: Małgorzata Szyszkowska
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