Seweryn Blumsztajn

Seweryn Blumsztajn

Journalist, anti-communist oppositionist in the period of the People’s Republic of Poland. He studied political economy at the University of Warsaw and philosophy at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Arrested for several weeks in 1965, he was suspected of distributing an open letter written by Jacek Kuroń and Karol Modzelewski to the members of the Polish United Workers’ Party. Participant of the events of March 1968, co-organiser of the Warsaw rally, sentenced to 2 years. Since 1976, he cooperated with the Workers’ Defence Committee (KOR), and since 1977, he was a member of the Committee. Editor of KOR’s Information Bulletin. Arrested during the events of August 1980. Member of Solidarity, he co-organised the S Press Agency. The announcement of the introduction of martial law surprised him in France. Member of the official group of representatives of Solidarity in the West. In 1985, he tried to return to Poland, but was sent back to Paris on the same plane. He has worked for Gazeta Wyborcza since August 1989. He organises Gazeta’s local divisions. Editor-in-chief first of the Krakow supplement, and then the Warsaw supplement. Together with Jan Burzyński, Michał Sutowski and Maciej Urbanowski, Seweryn Blumsztajn will participate in a discussion about generations. The meeting will take place in The Pod Baranami Palace on 24th October at 3:00 pm.

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