Polish writer Teresa Toranska dies

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Teresa Toranska, a Polish journalist and writer who wrote several books chronicling Polish-Jewish history, died in Warsaw.

Toranska, a native of Volkovysk, now Belarus, died on Wednesday, the day after her 69th birthday. In 2011 she was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Her most famous book is “Them: Stalin’s Polish Puppets,” which includes interviews with communist dignitaries.

She authored several books on Polish-Jewish history, including “We are,” about Jews who emigrated after the Polish government’s anti-Semitic campaign in March 1968, and “Death is a minute too late,” about Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivors. Toranska also wrote the screenplay for “Gdansk Station,” a film about Polish immigrants living in Israel.

A well-known Polish journalist, Toranska received many awards for her work.

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