Tadeusz Borowski

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Tadeusz Borowski
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Born(1922-11-12)12 November 1922
Żytomierz, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died3 July 1951(1951-07-03) (aged 28)
Warsaw, Poland
Occupationwriter, journalist
Genrepoetry, short stories
Notable worksThis Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
Notable awardsNational Literary Prize, Second Degree (Poland)

Tadeusz Borowski (Polish pronunciation: [taˈdɛ.uʂ bɔˈrɔfskʲi]; 12 November 1922 – 3 July 1951) was a Polish writer and journalist. He was known for writing poems about war and stories about his time as a prisoner at Auschwitz.

On July 3, 1951, at the age of 28, Borowski died by suicide[1] by inhaling gas from a gas stove. His wife had given birth to their daughter, Małgorzata, a few days before his death.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Borowski Tadeusz". Encyklopedia PWN (in Polish).
  2. Kott, Jan (1976). Introduction. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen. By Borowski, Tadeusz. Vedder, Barbara (ed.). Penguin Classics. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-14-018624-6. Retrieved August 28, 2009.