Andrzej Szczypiorski

Andrzej Szczypiorski ['andʒɛɪ̯ ʃʧɨ'pʲɔrsci] Tondokument ? / License (* 3. February 1924 in Warsaw; † 16. May 2000 ebenda) was a Polish writer, who attained meaning not only by its literary, but also by its political commitment.

Szczypiorskis work explains itself from its life way: Grown up in a family coined/shaped by the education middle class he experienced as 15-jähriger, how Germans occupied its homeland. During this time it studied at the underground university, which his father Adam, a socialist historian and mathematician along-organized. he took 1944 prisoner to Warsaw rebellion part, was taken and in the KZ Saxonia living interned.

This with many suffering connected experiences processed in its works, whereby he put a special emphasis on its hometown Warsaw. The Warsaw of the Vorkriegszeit appears as the beautiful - also of the Judentum coined/shaped - past, which was then destroyed by German crew power. Since God did not intervene in this time, it closed on the fundamental absence of God in history. Szczypiorski used itself already early for the GermanPolish reconciliation, since he - deeply connected with the German literature - only the Germans not condemned, which he had experienced as eliminator and a murderer. 1990 it was distinguished with the art and culture price of the German catholics, 1995 received it for its efforts around the reconciliation between Germans and Poland the Order of Merit.

After the war he worked first as a journalist, 1955 began it his literary activity. Under the alias Maurice S. Andrew wrote it some detective stories.

Starting from 1977 it published increasingly in opposition newspapers, which led after proclaiming the martial law in December 1981 to its temporary internment.

After the political turn in Poland 1989 he dressed the office of a senator in the second chamber of the Polish parliament as a representative of the Unia Demokratyczna until 1991.

Up to its death in the year 2000 he expressed himself again and again for the political and moral development of the third republic of Poland.

Andrzej Szczypiorskis most well-known work is the 1986 under the title Poczatek (the beginning) published and novel the beautiful Mrs. Seidenman in whom, published in socialist Poland, it different fates - of victims and authors - in the years 1941-43 in Warsaw in small, independently taking place episodes, describes. It does not work by any means moralisierend or debt assigning, also it does not miss it to strike bridges into the present and the behavior of the Protagonisten in the future to analyze in socialist Poland. Thus the Jewish heroine, those the war outlives 1968 even victims of anti-Semitic Polish policy.

Since 2000 become of the Polska Fundacja Dzieci i Młodzieży, from which he was president, in memories of him the Andrzej Szczypiorski price (pl.: nagroda in. Andrzeja Szczypiorskiego) assign. He is assigned at humans, who had the largest postiven influence on their social environment. The first price went 2000 at Marzena Łotys of the president from Stowarzyszenie „to Edukacja Inaczej “.


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  • Marta Kijowska: The last fair one. Andrzej Szczypiorski, structure publishing house, 2003 (ISBN 3351025602)


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