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country of citizenship: Poland
language of expression: Polish
educated at: School of Fine Arts in Warsaw
occupation: writer, opinion journalist
award received: Righteous Among the Nations, Złoty Wawrzyn Akademicki, Gold Cross of Merit (Poland), Officer of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Zofia Kossak-Szczucka (Polish pronunciation: [ˈzɔfʲja ˈkɔssak ˈʂt͡ʂut͡ska]; 10 August 1889 – 9 April 1968) was a Polish writer and World War II resistance fighter. She co-founded two wartime Polish organizations: Front for the Rebirth of Poland and Żegota, set up to assist Polish Jews to escape the Holocaust. In 1943, she was arrested by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz concentration camp, but survived the war.
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