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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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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
A City in Ruins
A City in Ruins
Magazine / society

World War II may have been coming to an end in the summer of 1945, but its destruction was palpable all across Poland. An early issue of “Przekrój” reflected on this.

Ewa Pawlik

Reading / culture
“The Whale” wins Jury Award at the Sebastopol Film Festival
“The Whale” wins Jury Award at the Sebastopol Film Festival
Reading / culture

"The Whale", a documentary produced by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation about the day when a whale appeared on a sandy beach in Warsaw, has won the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (SDFF) 2020 Jury Award for best Mini Doc film, Przekrój Magazine has learned from the organizers.

Przekrój

Reading / society
2020: A Smog Odyssey
2020: A Smog Odyssey
Reading / society

Poland has the dirtiest air in the European Union; this problem is particularly prominent in Warsaw and Kraków. It is so bad, that even an American resident of the Polish capital has taken note…

Jonathan L. Ramsey

Reading / literature
An Introduction to Anna Świrszczyńska’s Warsaw Uprising Poems
Reading / literature

Anna Świrszczyńska’s poetry undertakes a feminine revision of one of the most tragic events in Polish history, remaining timeless to this day.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / literature
Three Poems on the Warsaw Uprising
Three Poems on the Warsaw Uprising
Reading / literature

“I’ll hide in the wall, I’ll go into the wall / like a centipede. / Everyone will die, and I / will survive.” Three poems by Anna Świrszczyńska (Anna Swir) from her 1974 collection “Building the Barricade”.

Anna Świrszczyńska

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

Magazine / society
Bookworm Cabin
Bookworm Cabin
Magazine / society

A couple tell us how they crowdfunded their own slice of tranquil escapism – a small, woodside cabin full of books.

Zygmunt Borawski

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