Warszawa: Książka i wiedza, 1951.  pp.: ill. 28x23 cm. In original
red cloth with silver lettering and strips; illustrated endpapers. Rubbed
corners, ink inscription on half-title, otherwise very good.
Design by Jan Gollander; drawings by well-known illustrator
and book designer Jan Marcin Szancer. Photographs were provided by
S. Dzubinski, V. Gaidzik, Grossvirt, Z. Kosytsazh, Z. Malek, Z. Pezhin’slii, J.
Pirotte, V. Slavny, S. and Z. Vdovin’ski, V. Zazhitski.
An attractive album features photomontages and photographs
(black-and-white and colored) depicting young people of communist
Poland. The edition was published in six versions – in French, English,
Russian, Chinese, German and Polish languages - on the occasion of the
Third World Youth Festival in Berlin.
Supported by propaganda, the almost official name of the state in 1944-1989 was Polska Ludowa (i.e. People’s Poland). This album
promoted that the Soviet way of life was brought to this country as well.
New universities and schools, pre-school facilities and manufacturing
schools were founded. A man or woman could get whatever profession
they wanted. The factories started socialist competitions and some
Soviet shock-workers advised their foreign colleagues. Polish
organization of young pioneers appeared with summer camps. The new
kind of cultural institution was founded spreading amateur theater, art
and sports clubs - physical education prepared youth to pass GTO tests.
At the same time, numerous competitions were held: football, skiing,
motorcycling, box, etc. All of that occurred during the first 6-year plan,
based on a Soviet model for economic and industrial development.
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