POLAND: The Farmer Goes West

When the Soviet army came rolling to the village of Morawice, near Cracow, in World War II, the Russians grandly parceled out the big estates (formerly owned by Count Potocki and the Duke of Radziwill) among the local peasants. But before the peasants could quite get used to their happy new condition, the Communist Party workers moved into Morawice, urged that they merge their holdings into Soviet-type collective farms. When the .peasants hesitated, the Communists turned the economic screws, demanded larger deliverfes of corn, milk and potatoes. More in the spirit of...

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