POLAND: Forced Hands

In the Silesian city of Zielona Gora—which was Germany's Grünberg until Poland took it over after World War II—a truckload of town laborers pulled up one morning last week before a onetime German Evangelical Church, used since the Polish takeover as a Catholic parish house. As the workmen set about tossing out furniture to convert it to a community center, beshawled women clutching their rosary beads gathered and shouted imprecations. Soon husbands and sons came up, and a crowd of 5,000 was marching on the police headquarters. When somebody began to throw stones at...

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