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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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Reading / culture
The Creatives and Art of Poland’s Jewish Ghettoes
The Creatives and Art of Poland’s Jewish Ghettoes
Reading / culture

Occupied Poland’s Jewish Ghettoes were home to creatives – painters, writers, musicians and actors who continued to produce art in spite of their circumstances.

Sylwia Stano

Reading / science
Silenced Memories: LGBT People in World War II
Silenced Memories: LGBT People in World War II
Reading / science

Joanna Ostrowska, author of a book about gay people during World War II, talks about why it is crucial to honour the memory of LGBT people in Poland.

Paulina Małochleb

Reading / culture
Memories of Violence
Memories of Violence
Reading / culture

Michel Laub – author of “Diary of the Fall”, among other books – talks about inheriting trauma, the situation of Jewish people in Brazil, and the mechanisms of violence.

Aleksandra Lipczak

Magazine / society
A Voice of Hope
A Voice of Hope
Magazine / society

Viktor Frankl, the founder of logotherapy, is a key figure in existential and humanistic psychotherapy. He was also a Holocaust survivor.

Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

Reading / culture
I’m Not an Escapist
I’m Not an Escapist
Reading / culture

Israeli author David Grossman talks about the importance of childhood, the role of the writer, and his father’s memories of Poland.

Łukasz Saturczak

Reading / culture
A Story No One Has Told Yet
A Story No One Has Told Yet
Reading / culture

Nancy Spielberg and Anna Różalska, the producers of the film “Who Will Write Our History”, talk about the little-known history of Jewish social activist Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes archive.

Paulina Małochleb

Reading / literature
The Armband
The Armband
Reading / literature

One day, six-year-old Helena is gifted a ‘magical’ armband by her friend Tomek. But the armband has some unexpected effects... An excerpt from the book “Kotka Brygidy” [Brygida’s Cat], set in wartime Warsaw.

Joanna Rudniańska

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