|Sept.-Oct.||Lt-Col Swiatlo's broadcasts to Poland.|
|Dec. 8||Ministry of Public Security abolished.|
|Dec. 24||Gomulka released.|
|Jan. 21-24||III Plenum of the PZPR adopts the policy of|
|Jan. 27||A purge of the secret police begins.|
|Aug. 21||Publication of the Poem for Adults.|
|Feb. 19||Announcement of the rehabilitation of the pre-|
war Communist Party of Poland.
|Feb. 25||Khrushchev's 'secret' speech about Stalin.|
|March 10||Trybuna Ludu criticizes Stalin.|
|March 12||Bierut dies in Moscow.|
|March 16-23||Khrushchev in Warsaw.|
|March 21||Edward Ochab elected First Secretary of PZPR.|
|April 6|| Ochab speaks of 'hysteria' among some Party|
members, announces the release of Gomulka but
condemns his ideology.
|April 20||Draft amnesty Bill published. It came into force|
on April 27.
|April 23||Further purge of secret police.|
|April 23-28||Sejm session; deputies criticize the Government|
and some vote against a Government bill.
|April 29|| Ochab, writing in the MoscowPravda, warns the|
Polish press against anti-Soviet outbursts.
|May 7|| Jakob Berman 'resigns' from the Government and|
|June 4||Announcement of the release, under the amnesty,|
of 28,000 prisoners, including 1,300 sentenced
for political crimes.
|June 28-29||Rioting in Poznan.|