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“Jan Brzechwa, pseudonym of Jan Wiktor Lesman, born in Żmerynka in Podole [now in Ukraine], was the son of a railway employee. Jan Brzechwa began to study medicine in Kazan, and then studied law at the University of Warsaw.


During the years 1920-1921, he volunteered for the Polish-Soviet war. He specialized in copyright law, but was a poet, satirist and translator by avocation; he was the author of popular works for children.” 


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