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Guide to the Jan Leszcza Papers, 1949-1992
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The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, clippings, and photographs
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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