Wladyslaw Gomulka (1905-1982) introduced moderate reforms, including private farming and tolerance for Roman Catholicism.
Gomulka, born in Krosno in South-Est Poland, was involved in underground resistance to the Germans during World War II, taking part in the defence of Warsaw.
Leader of the Communist Party in Poland from 1943, he was ousted by the Moscow-backed Boleslaw Bierut (1892-1956) in 1948, but was restored to the leadership in 1956, following riots in Poznart.
Gomulka was forced to resign in December, 1970 after sudden food-price rises induced a new wave of strikes and riots.
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Wladyslaw Gomulka was a Polish communist politician, party leader (1943-1948) and (1956-1970).
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Date Added: 11 April '12
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