Dortmund: [Unknown publisher], 1945. Original self-wrappers. Item #85
Large octavos (20.9 x 29.5 cm). Side-stapled pamphlets of mimeographed text to rectos and versos. Some issues are illustrated. Text in Polish. A run of thirty-one issues (1-4 pages per issue) and three flyers [programs] in an unlabeled paper 2 prong binder. Occasional light wear to wrapper. Good copies.
Monthly run, in 31 issues, of the Polish daily newspaper Glos Wyzwolenia [Voice of Liberation], published in a German displaced persons (DP) camp in Dortmund in 1945.
After the end of the Second World War in 1945 many Polish citizens in the Allied occupation zones decided not to return to their homeland on political grounds. These included members of Polish armed forces in the West, prisoners who had been freed from concentration and work camps, and former prisoners of war. Many of them were not prepared to accept the shifting of Polish borders to the west and the communist takeover of power in Poland. Under such circumstances a return to Poland was impossible for them. These persons were then designated as “DPs”, Displaced Persons.
OCLC shows only two holdings, in Stanford University and National Library of Poland.