Zanim powstała paryska „Kultura”. Przedwojenne lata Zofii Hertz (1910–1939)

Kamila Łabno


This article has a biographical character. It tells about the years of Zofia Hertz’s life since her birth until the outbreak of World War II, before she became a co-founder (with Jerzy Giedroyc) of Literary Institute in Maisons-Laffitte (important institution of Polish emigration after World War II that promoted Polish literature among Western intellectuals) and “Kultura”. The article describes unknown fragments of Zofia Hertz’s life. Zofia Hertz was born in Warsaw in 1910. She lived there until her mother’s death. Later she moved to Łódź. She graduated in 1928 and started a law studies at the University in Warsaw. After the firrst year of studied she returned to Łódź. Then she started to work in a notary’s oce. Aer she passed the state exam for notary she became the first woman notary in Poland. In 1939 she married a successful entrepreneur Zygmunt Hertz. Together in the future they will bound themselves with the Literary Institute at Maisons-Laffitte.

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Zofia Hertz, społeczność polska, społeczeństwo przedwojenne, elity kulturalne i intelektualne, historia kobiet, Instytut Literacki w Maisons-La‚tte, emigracja

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