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Evidently, Bolesław Piasecki was the conceiver, since Andrzej did not have “the ability of historical vision such that he would put them forth on his own. ”58 In the already quoted memoirs of Zygmunt Przetakiewicz, we find a completely different depiction: “Bolesław informed me of the actions one of our former members, Andrzej Świetlicki, had taken. In arrangement with the German military authorities, he instituted the National Radical Organisation [NOR], 55 Przetakiewicz, op. , p. 16. J. Muszyński, op.
44 S. Rudnicki, Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny. Geneza i działalność, Warsaw 1985. ” Another note regarding him was put down on 18th March: “For some time, […] persistent, though it seems to me not-quite-plausible, rumours have been circulating amongst us about the invaders’ intents to create, right now, a ‘Polish government’ and about parleys being held with various persons on these matters. ” Here is a note from Biuletyn Informacyjny of 5th April 1940: “Amongst those arrested on 30th March is Prof. Cybichowski, member of the Central Board of the National Radical Organisation [NOR], a group formed in Warsaw by the Germans, as a ‘Polish’ edition of national socialism.
Cybichowski’s career as a scholar, cf. A. Śródka, P. Szczawiński, Biogramy uczonych polskich, part I: Nauki społeczne, Warszawa, 1983, pp. 240–242. Neither these authors, nor K. Pol, author of a text on Cybichowski within a “lexicon of Polish lawyers” series, published in the Rzeczpospolita daily (14th October 1999), mention the occupation-period of this character’s biography. Cybichowski was the Pole who on the 7th of November, 1939, gave Hans Frank a tour of Wawel Castle: H. 427. 40 from the Jews,” and the emigration of the latter.