Warsaw (PL)
Dr. Jan Olaszek – senior specialist at the IPN Historical Research Office. A graduate of history at the University of Warsaw. In 2016, at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences, he defended his PhD dissertation: “The functioning of the main information magazines of underground "Solidarity" in Warsaw in 1981-1989”He primarily deals with the history of opposition movements in the Polish People's Republic and other Soviet bloc countries, and the history of the second publishing circulation and samizdat.He was a scholar of the Kersten Foundation and the Foundation for Polish Science, winner of the first prize in the European Solidarity Center competition for the best master thesis on opposition in the People's Republic of Poland and the winner of the "Polityka" Historical Prize. He also received 5 nominations for various historical awards. He published, among others, in “Polska 1944/45-1989”, “Przegląd Historyczny”, “Pamięć i Sprawiedliwość”, Wolność i Solidarność”, “Intermarium”, „Intefinitimos”, „Więź”, “Gazeta Wyborcza”, "Polityka", ""Rzeczpospolita" and Tygodnik Powszechny"He is author of 2 monograhps (Few Extremists". Underground Solidarity in Martial Law Propaganda and Revolution of duplicators. Independent publishing movement in Poland 1976-1989), co-author of one monograph (Solidarity" of Farmers 1980-1989), editor of 2 source editions and co-editor of 7 volume of studies.
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