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Gomulka

(ɡəˈmʊlkə)
n
(Biography) Władysław (vwaˈdiswaf). 1905–82, Polish statesman; first secretary of the Polish Communist Party (1956–70)
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In different incarnations, this worldview has been around for a very long time, exemplified by ideologies as different as Wladyslaw Gomulka's "national communism" and Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski's "theology of the nation." (14) The former was defeated and cast into utter disrepute after 1989, but it is less commonly acknowledged that the latter was also widely discredited, at least among the intelligentsia.
--Gene Thomas Gomulka, retired US Navy chaplain and former monsignor of Altoona-Johnstown diocese, in response to Pope Francis' comment above.
We are also grateful for comments and/or assistance to an anonymous referee and to Francisco Barros Castro, Lajos Bokros, Agnieszka Chlon-Dominczak, Stefan Ciobanu, Ivan Csaba, Patrick D'Souza, Per Eckefeldt, Stanislaw Gomulka, Bostjan Jazbec, Vasileios Karantounias, Julia Kiraly, Gilles Mourre, Wojciech Paczynski, Marc Puig, Ralph Schmitt-Nilson, Andras Simor, Attila Karoly Soos, Klara Stovicek, Gyorgy Suranyi, Marton Szili, Chin Tong, Maarten Verwey, Liviu Voinea, Bartlomiej Wiczewski, Rafai Wieladek and Tomasz Zdrodowski.
The strike pushed on until it consumed the governance of Gomulka who was replaced by Edward Gierek who was more open to the demands of the workers.
Notwithstanding Dubcek's inclination towards gradualism, the freedom of expression and the indiscriminate right to travel abroad that Czechoslovakia had offered its citizens perturbed the party patriarchs in neighbouring states, not least Wladyslaw Gomulka in Poland and Walter Ulbricht in East Germany.
The AJCSJ did little beyond monitoring the situation via reports from the American Jewish Committee's European offices, and issuing statements calling on "Wladyslaw Gomulka, Polish party leader, to refrain from the use of Stalinist terror tactics, with show trials and trumped-up charges." (69) The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations appointed a "technical subcommittee" that recommended that local groups pursue city council resolutions.
Thus, as a prolongation of the fortieth anniversary, a meeting of Cominform was held in Moscow in the presence of CP leaders from twelve socialist countries including Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Enver Hoxha, Todor Zhivkov, Janos Kadar, Walter Ulbricht, and Vladislav Gomulka. (4) Communist party leaders from fifty-six capitalist countries were also included in the group.
(89) Drawing on "lessons" from Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Romania, Walter Ulbricht announced in July 1952 that the "subversive activity" of the Slansky group in Czechoslovakia, the Gomulka group in Poland, and the case of Luca Georgescu and Ana Pauker in Romania had made clear that the "enemy" might be active in the East Germany Communist Party as well.
(8) On the "Neo-Dmowskism" of the Wladyslaw Gomulka regime (1956-1970) in Poland see Jan C.