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Aleksander Kamiński
ps. "Kamyk"
Born (1903-01-28)January 28, 1903
Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire
Died March 15, 1978(1978-03-15) (aged 75)
Warsaw, Poland


Aleksander Kamiński (January 28, 1903 - March 15, 1978) was a Polish school teacher, form tutor, author of Polish Cub Scout and Brownie method, writer, historian, Scoutmaster (harcmistrz), and wartime resistance leader under the codenames: Kamyk, Dąbrowski, J. Dąbrowski, Fabrykant, Faktor, Juliusz Górecki, Hubert, Kaźmierczak.

War service[]

During the Second World War he served in the Armia Krajowa in the ranks of the Szare Szeregi, and as editor-in-chief of the Home Army's clandestine newspaper, Biuletyn Informacyjny.[1] He was posthumously recognized as "Righteous among the Nations" by Yad Vashem on May 5, 1991.[2]

Works[]

  • Kamienie na szaniec (1943);[3] published in English as Stones for the Rampart (London, 1945), with a foreword by P. H. B. Lyon
  • Wielka Gra (1942, 1981)
  • Przodownik. Podręcznik dla kierowników oddziałów Zawiszy (cz. 1-2, December 1942, II 1943, III 1944)
  • Zośka i Parasol. Opowieść o niektórych ludziach i niektórych akcjach dwóch batalionów harcerskich
  • Antek Cwaniak (1932)
  • Książka wodza zuchów (1933)
  • Krąg rady (1935)
  • Narodziny dzielności
  • Andrzej Małkowski (1934)
  • Józef Grzesiak "Czarny"

Kamiński memorial in Łódź

References[]

  1. George J. Lerski, review of Polish-Jewish Relations during the Second World War by Emmanuel Ringelblum, Joseph Kermish, Shmuel Krakowski, Dafna Allon, Danuta Dabrowska and Dana Keren, in The Catholic Historical Review 65:1 (1979), p. 98.
  2. The Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations: Poland, edited by Sara Bender and Shmuel Krakowski (2004).
  3. Based on true events, described in Lilka Trzcinska-Croydon, The Labyrinth of Dangerous Hours: A Memoir of the Second World War (Toronto University Press, 2004), with a foreword by Norman Davies.

See also[]

  • Polish Scout Association

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