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Jan Dobraczyński

Jan Dobraczyński (on right)

Jan Dobraczyński (20 April 1910, Warsaw — 5 March 1994, Warsaw) was a Polish writer and publicist. During the Second Polish Republic, he was a supporter of the National Party and Catholic movements. Later he was a soldier of the Polish Army during the Polish Defensive War of 1939, and during World War II a member of Armia Krajowa, which whilst he was part of fought for in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. After the war he supported the Polish communists. He was a member of Sejms, an activist of the PAX Association and of the Patriotyczny Ruch Odrodzenia Narodowego from 1952 to 1985. He held the rank of general in the Polish military.

During World War II, as the head of the Division for Abandoned Children at the Warsaw municipal welfare department, Jan Dobraczynski helped Żegota activists place Jewish children in convents.[1] He was imprisoned in Bergen-Belsen following the Warsaw Uprising.

In 1985 Dobraczyński was awarded the Cross of Virtuti Militari and in 1993 the title of the Righteous Among the Nations.



  • Jan Dobraczyński, Tylko w jednym życiu. Wspomnienia, 1986
  • Zygmunt Lichniak, Szkic do portretu Jana Dobraczyńskiego, 1962
  • Aleksander Rogalski, Dobraczyński, 1986 (fr)
  • Aleksander Rogalski, Jan Dobraczyński, 1981 (en)
  • Jerzy Ziomek, Jana Dobraczyńskiego Księgi (bez) Wyjścia, in Wizerunki polskich pisarzy katolickich, 1963.

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