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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands$
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Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774693

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.001.0001

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Obituaries Andrzej Szczypiorski

Obituaries Andrzej Szczypiorski


(p.423) Obituaries Andrzej Szczypiorski
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14

Rafael Scharf

Liverpool University Press

This chapter presents an obituary of Andrzej Szczypiorski (1924–2000). Szczypiorski was born in Warsaw the son of an eminent Polish Socialist Party activist. He saw the outbreak of war and the German invasion through the eyes of a 15 year old, then the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto from the ‘Aryan’ side. He took part in the Warsaw uprising, which landed him in the concentration camp in Sachsenhausen. After the war, the new regime in Poland found in him a keen supporter, but his independent spirit soon led him into opposition. In his books and newspaper columns, the chapter reveals how the events of that era find a true and full reflection of contemporary Polish history. It also discusses some of his books from the last decade: The Mass for the Town of Arras, Night, Day and Night, American Whisky, To Catch the Shadow, and Selfportrait with Woman.

Keywords:   Andrzej Szczypiorski, obituary, World War II, Warsaw uprising, contemporary Polish history

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