NOWACZYNSKI, ADOLF


NOWACZYNSKI, ADOLF (1876–1944), Polish playwright and satirist. The son of a Catholic aristocrat and of a Jewess, Nowaczyński (who used the pen name Neuwert) joined the right-wing, antisemitic pamphleteers and wrote many satirical attacks on the Jews and the Polish bourgeoisie. His historical dramas include Wielki Fryderyk ("Frederick the Great," 1910), Pułaski w Ameryce ("Pułaski in America," 1917), and Cezar i Człowiek ("Cesare Borgia and Copernicus," 1937). Nowaczyński was killed during the anti-German Warsaw Uprising.


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