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Polish underground LIBRARY

The library contains Libri prohibiti Polish documents from the years 1970-1989, outline the so-called. Underground activities, in print, audio or video form. The collection is partly a gift card Foundation in Warsaw, partly the result of systematic replenishment library Libri prohibiti. Part of the fund documents are exiled Polish and foreign information about events in Poland.

V r. 2009 and 2010, this unique collection and archive, which charts the history of the Polish underground activities of the last 20 years of communism and mutual Polish-Czech contacts in this period, opened to the public as part of a project supported by Czech-Polish Forum Ministry of Health.

There was also digitized Czech samizdat periodicals that regularly published translations from Polish and addressed the Polish opposition. The project has a separate website http://polpk.wz.cz , including catalog. The updated version is available in the library.

We published a collection of Czech-Polish literature in samizdat and second circulation: studies and interviews with translators.



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The library is the largest collection of samizdat and exile press, but still there remain significant gaps that need to be added. We ask for help from friends at home and abroad. Who you are old samizdat and exile or expatriate books, newspapers, magazines, records, recordings, brochures, leaflets, circulars, etc., come in, it's important!

Equally important is for us and for financial support.Also, thanks to your help, we continue previous work and enables us to maintain our independence. Thank you!

Support namely:

digitization of audio and video recordings

digitization exile and samizdat journals

cataloging of books, magazines and recordings

processing of personal collections and archives

We welcome your possible financial assistance:

Bank account number is 219642286/0300 ČSOB as at

For foreign payments IBAN:



ID: 45247048

Also we are ready to accept book donations of all kinds, samizdat and exile literature, newspapers and magazines, leaflets, posters, small prints, photographs, recordings, films, documents and personal papers.

Thank you!


Spolupráce Libri prohibiti na projektu The Women Of Charter 77 And The New Dissenters

Projekt Rádia Svobodná Evropa představuje osudy tří signatářek Charty 77, jejichž odvaha se stala inspirací pro další ženy bojující za svobodu.


Odkaz na webové stránky projektu naleznete zde.