In the fall of 1944 Piotr Hajczuk was taken into the Polish Army subordinated to the communist authorities. Soon he deserted. Arrested by the NKVD, he was charged to be a member of the Home Army and have a radio station.
After his arrest in Biala Podlaska and being imprisoned in the Castle of Lublin he was taken to a labor camp in Borowicze on February 28, 1946.
While being on the labour camp he used that mess tin, on which the initials PH, year 1945 and an image of the eagle were made.