The images used for this series of paintings are made at the Children's festival in Ustka, on Ul. Dąbrowszczaków (now Legionów)on the 30th of May 1980.

The pictures were kindly provided by the House of Culture in Ustka, where they keep an archive of photographs from different events. 

The message on this poster;

An apartment

for every family

On the 28th of July in 2017 a notice was posted on the municipal website of Ustka regarding the change of the streetname Dąbrowszaków to Legionów.

In the opinion of the Institute of National Remembrance - the Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation, the above-mentioned name should be changed as fulfilling the norm of art. 1 of the Act on the prohibition of promoting communism or other totalitarian system by names of buildings, facilities and public utility facilities (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 744).

Dąbrowszczacy is a term referring to communists and other volunteers (above all, Polish nationality) - members of the 13th International Brigade of them. Jarosław Dąbrowski during the civil war and Soviet intervention in Spain in 1936 to 1939. They were the implementers of Stalin's policy on the Iberian Peninsula. For propaganda reasons their unit was named after Jarosław Dąbrowski, a military officer who was in the imperial Russian army since age 9 and a left-wing activist. He died as a result of battle wounds while being a commandor of the Paris Commune. (A socialist-anarchist movement who seized power in Paris.)

Tamara Stoffers © 2019 All Rights Reserved. Unless otherwise noted, all artwork reproduced courtesy the artist.

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