Title: Przejęcie i likwidacja katolickiej organizacji Caritas w województwie wrocławskim w 1950 roku


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Przejęcie i likwidacja katolickiej organizacji Caritas w województwie wrocławskim w 1950 roku

Alternative title:

Die Übernahme und Auflösung der katholischen Organisation Caritas in der Woiwodschaft Wrocław im Jahre 1950  
The take over and liquidation of the Catholic organization Caritas in the province of Wroclaw in 1950


Włodarczyk, Edyta



Subject and Keywords:

church’s charitable activity   state supervision over the church   forced management   compulsory liquidation   nationalization  
działalność charytatywna Kościoła   nadzór państwowy nad Kościołem   zarządzanie przymusowe   likwidacja   nacjonalizacja


Tyt. tomu: Studia historycznoprawne


The take over and liquidation of the charity organization Caritas, both in Poland and in the former province of Wroclaw, lasted for several years after the end of World War II. The consistent cooperation of Caritas with the communist authorities was amicable for a period of approximately three years after the war. It began changing when the Caritas organization started being more and more active in many spheres of charitable work. The communist authorities began to see their main ideological opponent in the Church, which interacted with the society through its charity work, in a competitive way. Thus, in the years 1948–1949, the communist authorities gradually took over the facilities belonging to the ecclesiastical organization, suspended operations of its various branches e.g. Zgorzelec, or completely refused the allocation of premises e.g. Oleśnica. Inspections of Caritas, which were carried out at the time, were biased with the aim of demonstrating the alleged irregularities, manipulations and abuses within this organization e.g. Wrocław, Kamienna Góra, Lubawka, Chełmsk Śląski. The policy of the communist authorities, aiming to completely eliminate the Church’s influence on the society, led to the discontinuation of development of the Church activities and, on 23 January 1950, the authorities definitively took over the charity Caritas from the Church, establishing its coercive management. Since that time, the Catholic organization — Caritas has become the Caritas Catholic Association under the full jurisdiction of the Polish People’s Republic authorities.

Place of publishing:



Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


Konieczny, Afred (1934- ). Red.   Ptak, Marian J. (1950-). Red.

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Detailed Type:

czasopisma (wydawnictwa ciągłe)   artykuł


oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:119462   ISSN 0524-4544   ISSN 0239-6661


PAd P 101182 II


pol   eng   ger


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3483. Prawo, ISSN 0524-4544, 2013, 315, nr 2, s. 189-204

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Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

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Copyright by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego Sp. z o.o.

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Biblioteka Wydziału Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii

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WR U/PAdbg

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