Jerzy Zagórski, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jerzy Zagórski

poet, essayist, translator

Date of Birth: 13-Dec-1907

Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine

Date of Death: 15-Aug-1984

Profession: poet, translator, linguist

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Jerzy Zagórski

  • Jerzy Zagórski (3 December 1907 in Kiev – 5 August 1984 in Warsaw) was a Polish poet, essayist and translator.
  • Member of literary group Zagary.
  • Awarded the Righteous Among the Nations together with his wife Maria (Maryna) Zagórska, translator of belles-lettres. During World War II, Zagórski published texts in the Sztuka i Naród underground magazine. The Zagórski couple with their three children resided in Bielany, suburb of Warsaw.
  • During the German occupation of Poland they harboured eighteen (18) people of Jewish descent between 1942 and the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.
  • Among them was the poet Tadeusz Holender and Mrs.
  • Kott given the documents of Maria's sister-in-law.
  • Another fugitive, thirteen-year-old boy Janek Wilk, was introduced to neighbors as Maria's nephew.
  • Danuta Grossfeld also spent some months in their home as well as the Tenenbaums (three persons), who found refuge there after fleeing the Ghetto.
  • Their father-in-law, Mr.
  • Kitel came all stained by blood of his wife shot during that escape.
  • People started to talk that the Zagorskis harbor Jews.
  • As a precaution, they placed the boy and Tadeusz Holender with a female friend. Jerzy and Maria returned to Warsaw in 1945 and found their home ruined.
  • After World War II they maintained contact with Mrs.
  • Kott from the United States and Janek Wilk in Germany.
  • Yad Vashem recognized Maria and Jerzy Zagórski as Righteous Among the Nations in 1977.

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