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Andrzej Szczypiorski

Born in Warsaw in 1928, Andrzej Szczypiorski took part in the city’s uprising against German occupation in 1944 and was subsequently sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. After the war, he worked as author and publisher and became a member of the executive board of the Polish PEN Club and the Writer’s Association. In December 1981, he was interned in a camp and remained a prisoner there until spring 1982. In 1989, he was chosen as a candidate by Solidarnosc and elected to the Polish Senate by the people. He received the Austrian State Award for European Literature and the German Federal Republic Order of Merit. Szczypiorski died in Warsaw in 2000.
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