JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish Resistance Movements WWII #general

Jake Goldstein

At 12:43 PM 10/13/2006, Aida Rauch wrote:
There is no mention of a *Gwardia* Ludowa.
Maybe the terms Armia Ludowa and Gwardia Ludowa
basically refer to the same organization: the people's
*guard* or army, the term "guard" (gwardia) being very
popular with militant communists at that time.
According to Yad Vashem's "Encyclopedia of the Holocaust," in January
1944, the Polish National Council [a Communist organization linked to
the Polish Workers' Party (PPN), itself sanctioned by Stalin] ordered
the Gwardia Ludowa (Home Guard) to change its name to Armia Ludowa
(People's Army).

Jake Goldstein
Boston, Massachusetts

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