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Latynski (Marek) papers
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Correspondence, writings, memoranda, reports, broadcast transcripts, and printed matter relating to radio broadcasting to Poland, and to Polish-Swiss relations.
Marek Łatyński, a Polish journalist, was born in Warsaw in 1930 into a middle-class family. Much of his childhood and youth coincided with periods of Nazi and Stalinist terror in Poland. During the German occupation of the country, he attended classes in an underground gymnasium. After the war, the communists imprisoned his father for six years on charges of "economic sabotage." Łatyński's university studies were in English language and literature at the universities of Cracow and Warsaw. He was also very interested in twentieth-century Polish history but had to study it on his own, as this was a subject under the rigid control of the Communist Party. Although still a student, Łatyński found employment in the Polish Radio's foreign-language programming. He worked there until his defection from the Polish People's Republic in 1967.
16 manuscript boxes (6.7 Linear Feet)
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