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Stanisław Tatar

Polish general

Died when: 84 years 74 days (1010 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Stanisław Tatar

Stanisław Tatar nom de guerre "Stanisław Tabor" (October 3, 1896 – December 16, 1980) was a Polish Army colonel in the interwar period and, during World War II, one of the commanders of Armia Krajowa, Polish resistance movement.

He was appointed brigade general in 1943 and half-a-year later flew from occupied Poland to London.After the war ended, Tatar betrayed the London-based Polish government-in-exile by organising an illegal handover of its vast reserves of money and gold (donated by the nation and called the Fund of National Defense), to the communist regime.

The first batch of money was stolen en route by a consul in 1945, yet Tatar went on with his plan in 1947.

He came back to Poland in 1949 on the promise of military leadership with LWP, only to be arrested and falsely accused of conspiracy against the party by the Stalinist secret police (Urząd Bezpieczeństwa).

Subsequently, Tatar was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment in the so-called Trial of the Generals, but released from prison during Polish October of 1956.


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