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Adam Michnik

Born: 17-Oct-1946
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Activist, Journalist

Nationality: Poland
Executive summary: Gazeta Wyborcza

Polish activist and journalist Adam Michnik attended Warsaw University, but was repeatedly expelled for demonstrations critical of the ruling Communists. He was active in the protests of 1968, was jailed in Wojciech Jaruzelski's 1981 declaration of martial law, and was active in Lech Walesa's Solidarity trade union. He founded the muckraking Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza in 1989, which he still edits.

Father: Ozjasz Szechter (Communist Party official)
Mother: Helena Michnik Szechter
Brother: Stefan Michnik (judge)

    University: Warsaw University (expelled)

    Erasmus Prize 2001
    French Legion of Honor 2003
    Dan David Prize 2006
    Expelled from School
    Hunger Strike 1984
    Jewish Ancestry
    Polish Ancestry

Author of books:
Cienie Zapomnianych Przodkow (The Shadows of the Forgotten Ancestors) (1975)
Kosciol, Lewica, Dialog (Church, the Left, Dialogue) (1977)
Penser la Pologne (1983)
Szanse Polskiej Demokracji (Chances of Polish Democracy) (1984)
Z Dziejow Honoru w Polsce. Wypisy wiezienne (from the History of Honour in Poland. Prison Notes) (1985)
Takie Czasy: Rzecz o kompromisie" (Such Other Times: Concerning Compromise) (1985)
Listy z Bialoleki (Letters from Bialoleka) (1987)
Polskie Pytania (Polish Questions) (1987)
Druga Faza Rewolucji (La Deuxieme Revolution) (1990)
Miedzy Panem a Plebanem (1995)
Wyznania Nawroconego Dysydenta (2003)
Wscieklosc i Wstyd (2005)

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