Maja Berezowska biography

Maja Berezowska

Painting, Visual Artist

1893 – 1978

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Who was Maja Berezowska?

Maja Berezowska was a Polish painter.

From 1933 to 1936 she lived in Paris and worked with magazines such as "Le Figaro", "Le Rire" and "Ici Paris". She made a few caricature cartoons of Adolf Hitler which resulted in the official protest of the German Embassy in Paris, which sued Berezowska. She appeared in court but escaped having to pay any fine. However, Nazi Germans remembered her "outrage". After her return to Poland and the outbreak of World War II she was imprisoned at Pawiak, and later - with the death sentence - sent and imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp. After the liberation of the Ravensbrück camp by the Soviet forces she left, with a group of other Polish women, first for Stockholm and a year later, in 1946, returned to her native Poland.

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Born
Apr 13, 1893
Died
May 31, 1978
Warsaw

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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