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Jerzy Andrzejewski
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Jerzy Andrzejewski in 1949
Born (1909-08-19)19 August 1909
Warsaw, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
Died 19 April 1983(1983-04-19) (aged 73)
Citizenship Russian, Polish
Known for Ashes and Diamonds
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Grave of Jerzy Andrzejewski at Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw

Jerzy Andrzejewski ( 19 August 1909 – 19 April 1983) was a prolific Polish author. His works confront controversial moral issues such as betrayal, the Jews and Auschwitz in the wartime. His novels, Ashes and Diamonds (about the immediate post-war situation in Poland), and Holy Week (treating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising), have been made into film adaptations by the Oscar-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda. Holy Week and Ashes and Diamonds have both been translated into English. His novel The Gates of Paradise was translated into English by James Kirkup and published by Panther Books with the anglicised spelling "George Andrzeyevski".

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