Boleslaw Bierut
Historical Figure
Nationality: Poland (born in the Russian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1892
Date of Death: 1956
Cause of Death: Disputed
Religion: Atheist
Occupation: Spy, Politician
Spouse: Wanda Górska (1903-1983)
Military Branch: NKVD
Political Party: Communist Party of Poland

Polish Workers' Party Polish United Workers' Party

Political Office(s): President of Poland
Prime Minister of Poland
Fictional Appearances:
The Hot War
POD: November, 1950
Appearance(s): Armistice
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Political Office(s): President of Poland

Bolesław Bierut (18 April 1892 – 12 March 1956) was a Polish Communist leader, NKVD agent, and a hard-line Stalinist who became the leader of Poland after the Soviet takeover of the country in the aftermath of World War II.

Bierut proved loyal to the Soviet Union for nearly his adult life, even though that loyalty came at the expense of his own country. He was incarcerated for his anti-state activities in Poland from 1933 to 1938, which, ironically probably saved him from being purged by Stalin, who wiped out a number Polish communists residing in the USSR. With the outbreak of World War II, Bierut again made himself available to Stalin, and was soon placed to participate in the establishment of a communist state in Poland beginning in 1944. Bierut remained in power until 1956, when he died abruptly after attending 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during which Nikita Khrushchev delivered his "Secret Speech", denouncing Stalin's cult of personality.

Boleslaw Bierut in The Hot War[]

Boleslaw Bierut was the leader of Poland during and after World War III. He survived the Polish uprising against communist rule that broke out in the last months of the war, with the help of the Soviet Union. By October 1952, his hold on the country was once again secure, so long as he complied with the demands of Soviet ruler Vyacheslav Molotov.[1]


  1. Armistice, loc. 6984-994, ebook.
Political offices
Preceded by
Władysław Raczkiewicz
(President of the Polish Republic in Exile)
Chairman of the State National Council of Poland
31 December 1944–4 February 1947
Succeeded by
Himself as President
Preceded by
Himself as Chairman
President of Poland
5 February 1947–21 November 1952
Succeeded by
Aleksander Zawadzki
(Chairman of the Council of State)
Preceded by
Józef Cyrankiewicz
Prime Minister of Poland
20 November 1952 - 18 March 1954
Succeeded by
Józef Cyrankiewicz
Party political offices
Preceded by
Władysław Gomułka
(as general secretary of the Polish Workers' Party)
General Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party
22 December 1948 - 12 March 1956
Succeeded by
Edward Ochab