In 1980 a fire broke out in a psychiatric hospital. Out of about 300 patients, 56 died in result, trapped in locked rooms with barred windows.
This moving song was composed by two famous Polish bards: Kaczmarski and Gintrowski.
WE DON`T WANT TO RUN AWAY FROM HERE
Another version from a feature film
At 0:44 music softens and such lyrics appear: \ Most are sleeping, though, smiling while dreaming, But those who wake up, don`t believe the awakening The scream isn`t echoing in insulated rooms, Their fright is silenced on roasting beds.
Those tied to their beds by smoke Are uttering the words of their life Floor tiles are glowing under feet Red sparks are raining on the heads.
The next painful event which became another date on the list of communist crimes against the Polish nation was December 1970. In all major cities of the Polish coast, the communist police and army shot at workers who demanded lower prices of food. The greatest tragedy happened in Gdynia, where tanks and helicopters were used to massacre the peaceful crowd of workers coming to work. Officially communists admitted to only 46 dead, but witnesses and doctors who looked after shot people suggested hundreds of victims.
Gomułka ordered the army to fire on the workers as they protested in the street. Another leader, Stanisław Kociołek, appealed to the workers to return to work. But in Gdynia the soldiers had orders to stop workers returning to work, and they fired into the crowd of workers emerging from their trains on December 17: hundreds of workers were killed or wounded. The protest movement then spread to other cities, leading to strikes and occupations. All those who perished were buried overnight, with only the closest relatives present.