Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Ten chudy Schlechter
Other Titles: That Thin Schlechter
Authors: Maleszyńska, Joanna
Keywords: pre-war Polish song
Polish pre-war film
popular culture
Lviv ghetto
Polish-Jewish artist identity
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Poznańskie Studia Polonistyczne. Seria Literacka, 2013, nr 22, s. 55-70
Abstract: The article relates the life and work of a pre-war author who is almost unknown by name, but very popular because of his work, an author of songs, cabaret sketches, and film scrips. He was born in a family of assimilated Jews from Lviv. He made a great contribution to Polish language, both literary and colloquial, by writing song lyrics with phrasings that have become fixed expressions used in communication of the simplest and most universal feelings. Schlechter became a victim of the Holocaust, and his artistic work, which focused on joy and the bright side of life, did not protect him physically and mentally from the Nazi death machine. He was killed in Lviv ghetto, probably in 1943.
ISSN: 1233-8680
Appears in Collections:Poznańskie Studia Polonistyczne. Seria Literacka, 2013, nr 22 (42))

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
04_Maleszynska.pdf102.57 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Items in AMUR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.