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Wladyslaw BARTOSZEWSKI Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw


1941-1944 and 1948-1949 studies at Warsaw University's Faculty of Humanities
1940-1941 he was imprisoned at the Auschwitz death camp
1942 co-founder of the "Zegota" Council for Aid to Jews
1942-1944 Front for the Rebirth of Poland (FOP)
1942-1945 Information Department of the Information and Propaganda Bureau of the Main Headquarters of the Polish Home Army (AK)
1943-1944 Republic of Poland's Government-in-exile Home Office Department of Internal Affairs (Prison Unit and Jewish Section)
 After that Bartoszewski was a member of the Polish Peasants' Party (PSL), then led by Stanislaw Mikolajczyk, and he worked as co-editor of "Gazeta Ludowa." He was imprisoned by the communists twice, in 1946-1948 and 1949-1954, and in 1955 he was recognised as unfairly victimised.
1963-1981 Secret Polish-based worker of Radio Free Europe
1973-1985 History lecturer at the Lublin Catholic University
1972-1983 Secretary-General of the Polish PEN
1978 Bartoszewski co-founder and lecturer of the Scientific Courses Association (TKN)
1978-1981 Member of the clandestine Polish Alliance for Independence
1980 Co-founder of the Committee for the Defence of Those Harassed for Their Beliefs, attached to the NSZZ Solidarity National Commission
1981-1982 He was interned at the Jaworze Internment Camp
1983-1990 Professor of Political Sciences, in Munich, Eichstaett and Augsburg
1990 -1995 Polish Ambassador to Austria
1995 and again since 2000 Minister for Foreign Affairs
 Professor-conferred on him by the government of Bavaria;
 In 1995 he was decorated with the Order of the White Eagle. He was one of the first Poles to receive the "Righteous Among the Nations of the World" title, in Jerusalem.


author of some 40 books and over 1,000 articles, mainly concerning the history of World War II, Poland's struggle for independence, Polish-German and Polish-Jewish relation


Doctor Honoris Causa in Philosophy-conferred in 1981 by the Polish University In Exile;
Doctor Honoris Causa in Humanities-1984, the Baltimore Hebrew College in USA;
Doctor Honoris Causa in Humanities -1996, Wroclaw University.