Tadeusz Borowski

Biography of Tadeusz Borowski

Tadeusz Borowski ( 1922-1951) was a Polish writer and journalist. His wartime poetry and stories dealing with his experiences as prisoner at Auschwitz are recognized as classics of Polish literature and had much influence in Central European society.

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Staszek, my old friend,
from all the prisons of the earth
I come back to you
in a flight of poetry.

Darkness strangles my flight,
forces it down and knocks it to the ground.
Pick it up carefully, Staszek,
like a body thrown to the pavement.