Regarding Stefan Goldgraber

„Despite his weakness, fear, his maladjustment to our brutal life here, he went and asked, wrote, filed protests, exceeded the limits of his own peace, comfort [...].”

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After the war, Tuwim became one of the most prominent people in Poland. For this reason, supplicants kept coming to his flat. Some of them asked him for financial help, the others to intervene with the authorities. Monika Żeromska recollects: „Despite his weakness, fear, his maladjustment to our brutal life here, he went and asked, wrote, filed protests, exceeded the limits of his own peace, comfort [...].” He intervened with Bierut himself with especially difficult cases. He managed to receive from him a pardon for the Home Army soldiers sentenced to death in the famous post-war „Konrad’s trial”, so-called because of the conspiratorial alias of Jerzy Kozarzewski, the officer of the National Armed Forces.

The archival collections of the Jewish Historical Institute include one of Tuwim’s interventional letters, from 9th April 1947. Its addressee is the Provincial Jewish Committee in Warsaw. The poet asked this institution to allocate clothing to Stefan Goldgraber. From the annotation made in the same letter, it appears that the poet’s request was answered successfully.

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