The Jaruzelski Case: The Ascent of Agent 'Wolski'

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, on , Briefing

Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski has a dirty little secret. He was a Soviet military intelligence agent beginning in 1946.

History buffs recall that Jaruzelski enjoyed a stellar career in Soviet-occupied Poland. He was once the youngest Communist general in Poland; the Minister of Defense; the Commander in Chief of Poland's Communist armed forces; the Prime Minister; and the General Secretary of the Communist Party. Jaruzelski occupied most of those posts simultaneously. One usually remembers him simply as the military strongman who, to crush "Solidarity," imposed martial law in December 1981 and, thus, ended Poland's bid for freedom. He was greatly vilified at that time at home and abroad. ...

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