Silent witnesses

32 years old



Andrzej Trajkowski, 32 years old 

A mechanic from the Wrocław Industrial Installations Company. He died on August 31, 1982 after suffering a gunshot wound to the head during the break up of a demonstration in Lubin by the militia. He left behind four children; the youngest was born after his death. The cover-up of the crime was started just a few hours after the tragedy. In effect, after a very long trial, only the three militia commanders were sentenced – Bogdan Garus, Tadeusz Jarocki, and Jan Maj. The sentences, which were reduced based on amnesty, ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 years.

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