The first lady of Polish philosophy

Janusz Tazbir


These are reminiscences devoted to professor Barbara Skarga (1919-2009), well known for her research into Polish 19th century philosophy and social thought. Her achievements in that field are very highly thought of. Recognised by the Soviet occupiers of Vilnius after 1944 as a person endangering their rule, she spend more than ten years in a Soviet penal labour camp. She later vividly described her experiences of that period in recollections which have been reprinted five times (there was also a French edition).


Barbara Skarga; philosophy; penal labour camp

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