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Jan LESZCZA (native name Wiktor LONDZIN) was born May 20, 1918, in the small city of Zabrze near Cieszyn in the Silesia region
of Poland. Shortly before World War II, he graduated from the Humanities Lyceum in Bielsko and soon after was drafted into
the military. In the aftermath of the September 1939 defeat, he was imprisoned as a P.O.W. and spent the rest of the war in
Nazi concentration camps, first in Dachau, then in GUsen. After the liberation by the American army in 1945, he pursued journalistic
studies at the UNRRA university in Munich, Germany.
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