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  • 4 March 2013

    An evening with Maciej Wierzyński was dedicated to the new book published in Poland consisting of 17 interviews with Jan Karski for the Voice of America.

    The Consul General Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka greeted all the guests, and gave the floor to Maciej Wierzyński, and Jan Latus, who moderated the discussion.

     

    It was thanks to Wierzyński that the Polish listeners of the Voice of America could hear Karski for the first time. The interview with Jan Karski was released in episodes in the years 1995-1997. The records of these honest conversations inspired Maciej Wierzyński to write a book titled "Emisariusz, własnymi słowami" ("Emissary, in own words"), published by PWN in 2012.

     

    Maciej Wierzyński is a prominent Polish journalist, who has been active on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He worked at "Przegląd Kulturalny", "Polityka", "Kultura", and in the Polish Public Television. When the Marshal Law was imposed in Poland in December 1981, Wierzyński lost his job at the Public Television, and migrated to the US. In Chicago, Wierzyński founded the first Polish TV channel "Polvision". In 1989, he returned to Poland, where he became the director of the first Eastern European office of the Radio Free Europe in Warsaw.

     

    After coming back to America, Maciej Wierzyński was in charge of the Polish Section of the Voice America Radio in Washington D.C., and from 2000 to 2004, he was the editor-in-chief of the "Nowy Dziennik" newspaper in New York.

    The new book by Maciej Wierzyński
    The new book by Maciej Wierzyński
    Maciej Wierzyński and Jan Latus
    Maciej Wierzyński and Jan Latus
    Wierzyński signing books
    Wierzyński signing books

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