Przypomnijmy: ś.p. dr Dariusz Ratajczak był wykładowcą na opublikował pamflet popularnonaukowy zatytułowany “Tematy Niebezpieczne”. Skandal roku: dr Dariusz Ratajczak i Tematy niebezpieczne. Front Cover. Dariusz Ratajczak. Infopress, – pages. The state-run University of Opole announced in early April that Dariusz into the publication of his book Tematy niebezpieczne (“Dangerous Themes”).
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Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Ratajczak was suspended from his teaching post after state prosecutors opened an investigation into the publication of his book Tematy niebezpieczne “Dangerous Themes”.
Retrieved on 19 March However, the court found that the book’s limited distribution was not damaging enough to warrant punishment. In essence, truth is a historian’s only friend. Another edition of “Dangerous Themes” published in merely attributed to revisionist researchers skeptical claims about Zyklon having been used to kill millions of Jews in gas chambers during World War II.
Noting that only copies of this self-published book had been issued, the court declared that it had caused only “negligible harm to society. Ratajczak himself remained defiant, rejecting all the charges against him.
Stupidity is not picky about continents, it seems. The verdict was criticized by some, including former victims of Nazi crimes, as too lenient. To write about Polish-Jewish relations is a dangerous venture, especially for a Pole who holds the view that this relationship must be based on truth.
Ratajczak revised niebezpieeczne book inattributing the claims regarding Zyklon B to historical revisionists.
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Newsweek Poland in Polish. Ratajczak argued that he had merely summarized opinions of historians who hold dissident views on the Holocaust issue, and that his own views are not in line with all the opinions in his niebzpieczne. Dariusz Ratajczak was found dead in a car parked near the shopping centre in Opole on 11 June Retrieved from ” https: After all, truth must have not only an individual dimension, but also a social one.
Only a few were sold at the university bookstore or directly to students, or were given away to friends, before police seized the remaining copies. Search WWW Search revisionists. In response to critics, and in his court pleadings, Ratajczak acknowledged that he ratauczak presented niebezpieczje arguments, but said that he had done so not to endorse them, but to illustrate this point of view.
For the current IHR catalog, with a complete listing of books and audio and video tapes, send one dollar to: The body was lying in the car for nearly two weeks and was in an advanced state of decay.
He also cited the forensic investigations carried out at Auschwitz and Birkenau by Fred Leuchter and Germar Rudolf, and their dqriusz that, for technical reasons, well-known claims of killing millions dagiusz Jews in gas chambers are impossible. Ratajczak published copies of the book in March at his own expense.
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With a child to support, his financial situation is precarious. A historian has one basic role to perform.
According to Ruth E. He was survived by a son and a daughter. Eventually a three-judge panel in Opole upheld a lower court’s decision to drop proceedings against Ratajczak on the condition he refrain from similar offenses for one year.
Ratajczak published copies of the book in March at his own expense. He told the court that he had merely summarized opinions of historians who hold dissident views on the Holocaust issue, and that his own views are not in line with all the opinions presented in his book. It was not immediately known whether he would get his position back.
Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. After study at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, he took a position in as a lecturer at the History Institute of the state-run University of Opele, where he was popular with students.
The cause of death was uncertain. Reprinted from The Journal of Historical Reviewvol. Ratajczak published copies of the first edition of the book at his own expense. Gazeta Wyborcza Opole in Polish. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Ratajczak spoke about his life, his views, and his ordeal in an interview given in This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Publication of “Dangerous Themes” set off a storm of fierce criticism, including protests by some prominent scholars. Ratajczak, who is popular with students, was suspended in April from his teaching post at the Historical Institute of the University of Opole after complaints were made to authorities. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents.
At the University where he had taught, students signed petitions supporting him. For the current IHR catalog, with a complete listing of books and audio and video tapes, send one dollar to:. With a child to support, his financial situation is precarious. It is they, those good-for-nothing historians, who finish off history, which in their version ceases to be the carrier of truth, the mistress of life, the reason for national pride.
Eventually after a series of appeals the verdict was upheld, while the case was dismissed in The autopsy discovered that fatal alcohol poisoning was the cause of Ratajczak’s death. In September he financed a second edition of 30, copies, which were offered in kiosks and by mail order across Poland.