In 1961, still in disgrace and outside the favour of the Party, he had to undergo surgery to remove the upper lobe of his right lung as a result of tuberculosis, but was refused permission to go to France for a rest cure until Leon Kasman, the supposedly 'inflexible' hardline editor in chief of Trybuna Ludu (Tribune of the People) and member of the Party Central Committee, intervened on his behalf.(18)
Gomulka's supporters, particularly Moczar's ZBoWiD organization, Piasecki's Pax organization, the army newspaper Zolnierz Wolnosci (Soldier of Freedom), the Party newspaper Trybuna Ludu and Pax's Slowo Powszechne (Universal Word), all openly characterized rewizjonizm as a Zionist plot to overthrow Gomulka and bring down Poland.(30)
Trybuna Ludu published a list of the 'golden youth' - student dissidents, children of top party officials and senior members of the biurokracja, many of whom were Jewish.
This applies both to Trybuna, the heir of the official Communist Party newspaper Trybuna Ludu
and to the child of the 1989 "Spring of the Nation," the largest circulation national newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza
The Polish Trybuna Ludu
dropped Ludu ("of the People") and stopped being the paper of the Polish Communist Party's Politburo.
Gomulka's supporters, particularly Moczar's violent anti-Semitic veteran's association ZBoWiD, Piasecki's 'Catholic' front oganization Pax, Pax's Stowo Powszechne, the army newspaper Zotnierz Wolnosci, and the Party paper Trybuna Ludu characterized rewizjonizm as a Zionist plot to overthrow Gomulka and bring down Poland.
At once the Party newspapers began a tirade of criticism directed at Andrzejewski: Zycie Warszawy, Sztandar Mlodych, Kultura, Trybuna Ludu, Slowo Powszechne, Walka Mlodych, Zolnierz Wolnosci, Stolica, Wroclawski Tygodnik Katolikow accused him of anti-socialism, betrayal, cosmopolitanism, weakening the Warsaw Pact and mocking Polish traditions.
The extent of the party's bewilderment may be gathered from the debate over its future now carried on in Trybuna Ludu
, its official organ.
, the party paper, was publishing daily poison-pen portraits of key Solidarity figures and all sorts of statements ruling out union pluralism.
"Hewas executed as a deserter," declared Trybuna Ludu
, the Communist Partyhs daily newspaper on March 30, 1986.