Kaczmarek was an initiator of the Poznan Anarchist Library. For several years he collected items, organised the archive and acted as a librarian. An electrician by profession, he made a living working in Poznan’s housing associations, while voluntarily co-running the library in Rozbrat. While co-creating the library, Kaczmarek started library studies, which enables him to create a professional archive documentanig the anarchist movement – gathered in folders and organised in catalogues by subject and time.
Simultaneously, Kaczmarek was involved in publishing in the Anarchistyczna Oficyna Wydawnicza Nabat (a publishing house). After two years (1997-1999) Nabat ceased to function and its texts were taken over by another publishing house: Oficyna Wydawnicza Bractwa Trojka. Some books and brochures Kaczmarek published also as a Pubslihing House of Poznan Anarchist Library. Within this initiative he edited the „Bulletin of Poznan Anarchist Library”, to which he also contributed as a main author. After the “Bulletin” had been changed into the “Anarchistic Review” in 2007, Kaczmarek entered its editing board; he also wrote numerous articles on the anarchist movement. He continued the publishing activity within Bractwo Trojka where he elaborated several issues. With time, Kaczmarek withdrew from being an active member of the anarchist movement – both for ideological and personal reasons; since a few years he has not engaged in the library’s and publishing house’s activities.
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- Stanczyk, Xawery