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Wiktor Woroszylski

Wiktor Woroszylski

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Wiktor Woroszylski

(1927-1996) – poet, prose writer, translator, film reviewer. He survived the Nazi occupation in Grodno, using false papers and working at a carpenter’s workshop. In 1945 he came to Łódź, started medical studies, but ultimately graduated from the Polish studies at the University of Łódź. Until 1966 he was a member of the Polish United Workers Party, though he broke up with communism in the aftermath of suppression of Hungarian revolution in 1956, which he saw in his own eyes staying in Budapest at that time. In the years 1970s became involved in the activities of the democratic opposition. Collaborated with the Workers’ Defence Committee. Interned after the introduction of the martial law on 13 December 1981. Author of the following books: Mniejszy szuka dużego (a film was made based on this book), Don Kichot, Kto zabił Puszkina?.

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