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  • Grazyna Chrostowska

    Grazyna Chrostowska

    Grazyna Chrostowska

    Grazyna Chrostowska
    1921-1942

    Grazyna Chrostowska was born on October 21, 1921, in Lublin, Poland. Following the German occupation, she distributed the illegal newsletter "Poland Lives." She was arrested for her underground activities on May 8, 1941, and transferred to Ravensbrück on September 12 of that year,

    On April 18, 1942, she and eleven other young Polish women were shot by a Nazi firing squad.

    During her time in Ravensbrück she wrote poems, some of which were aired on the London BBC with other news about the camp in 1943.

    Chrostowska's poetry has been translated and is available online*

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