Ludwik Krasucki

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  • Photo taken in:
    Warsaw
    Year when photo was taken:
    1935
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland

 

This is me,at the age of ten. This photo must have been taken in Warsaw, around 1935.

 

I was a gifted child. When I went to elementary school - I was sent to a normal public school on Hoza Street - Mom arranged for me to be placed in the second grade from the start. I could read, write, and count. At seven I finished the second grade, terribly bored and with all ‘A’s. By then I had read all the books written by Curwood and May, as well as London's ‘Martin Eden’. On the initiative of the headmistress, I was assigned right away to the fourth grade. In that way I completed elementary school at the age of ten. 

 

At the age of eleven, I was admitted to the first gymnasium grade at the Warsaw Merchant Congregation Gymnasium on Walicow Street in Warsaw. It wasn't a Jewish gymnasium, but the kind of progressive school to which Jewish parents readily sent their children. That school was the first so-called experimental semi-boarding school in Poland.  We were taught by the best teachers. 

 

I was an all-As student but was constantly in trouble on account of my behavior, which didn't involve any acts of thuggery on my part, but rather distribution of cribs, boredom, etc. At the same time, in the company of boys two years older than me, I developed a kind of resourcefulness, stamina, an ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, and that skill later on had a number of consequences that were reflected in my experiences under the occupation [the German occupation of Poland].

 

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Ludwik Krasucki
Interviewer:
Marta Janczewska
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2004
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Ludwik Krasucki
Year of birth:
1925
City of birth:
Warsaw
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Year of death:
2004
City of death:
Warsaw
Country of death:
Poland
Died:
after WW II
Died where:
Warsaw
Occupation
after WW II:
Journalist/editor

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