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  • Att vara trogen mitt fosterland, Republiken Polen

     

  • NYHETER

  • 29 juli 2019

    The event was organized in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Stockholm on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising.

    Jan Mizerski was born in 1928 in Warsaw. At the age of 16, he participated in the Warsaw Uprising as a messenger boy in a platoon of combat diversion [District] VII. In 1951 he graduated from Warsaw Technical University (architecture faculty). After graduation, he was an assistant at this university and worked in the architectural studios of Zygmunt Stępiński and prof. Bohdan Pniewski in Warsaw. In 1958 he emigrated to Sweden, where he pursued his career as an architect. Since 1958 he has been a member of the Association of Swedish Architects SAR.  At this time he designed i.a. Houses of Culture in Strömsnäsbruk and Hälleforsnäs, shopping and office buildings in Gävle, schools in Borås, Norrköping and Gävle, residential houses in the Sankt Eriksområdet of Stockholm. Together with his wife Catherine Berg he translated many works of Polish writers into Swedish i.a. Tadeusz Różewicz, Tadeusz Borowski and Miron Białoszewski.

    During the one-hour meeting moderated by the Swedish journalist and diplomat Mika Larsson, the audience had the opportunity to listen to stories from life of Mr. Mizerski, his experiences from the Warsaw Uprising, his memories from Poland and stories on how he moved to Sweden and began an architect's career in Stockholm.

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