BirthdayApril 26, 1937
BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Jan Pietrzak

    Full name: Jan Pietrzak
    Also known as: Jan Pietrzak, Pietrzak, Jan
    Professions: Polish satirist

  2. Jan Pietrzak Biography

    Jan Pietrzak (pronounced [?jan ?p??t?ak]) (born 26 April 1937 in Warsaw) is a Polish satirist, singer song-writer, stage and film actor as well as essayist for Tygodnik Solidarno?? weekly among others. He is the recipient of the Order of Polonia Restituta in the field of culture and art, received on 3 May 2009 from the President of Poland.Jan Pietrzak was the founder of Warsaw Pod Egid? in 1967, a subversive literary cabaret under the communist system. He also co-founded the earlier 'Hybrydy' student cabaret with Jonasz Kofta in existence between 1962–1967. Pietrzak was one of the more popular voices of anti-communist opposition in the People's Republic of Poland. He attained country-wide recognition during the Solidarity years especially for his protest song entitled "?eby Polska by?a Polsk?" (For Poland to be Poland) with music by W?odzimierz Korcz. It became the informal though widely accepted hymn of the Solidarity period.

  3. Jan Pietrzak Family

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