Journal of Undergraduate Research


post-war music, Stefan Kisielewski, Polish archives, music


Fine Arts and Communications




Stefan Kisielewski – writer, publicist, politician, and composer – not only lost many of his works as a result of the Second World War, but was controlled under Soviet censorship many years after it. Today there is a current surge of excitement and opportunity to uncover missing information regarding Kisielewski and his contemporaries, but still huge gaps and missing links. In an almost endless supply of information waiting to be discovered in Polish archives, libraries, and personal collections lies the key to knowledge that will help complete the picture of Polish music in the Soviet era. My project contributes a missing piece to the puzzle, allowing us to better understand what really went on in post-WWII Poland and how Stefan Kisielewski worked around those obstacles to give society lasting and memorable literature and art.

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