Wiesław Adam Berger

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Wiesław Adam Berger
Born (1926-06-06)6 June 1926
Ostrava-Přívoz, Czechoslovakia
Died 15 January 1998(1998-01-15) (aged 71)
Ostrava, Czech Republic
Occupation Writer
Language Polish
Ethnicity Polish
Citizenship Czechoslovak, Czech

Wiesław Adam Berger (6 June 1926 in Ostrava-Přívoz – 15 January 1998 in Ostrava) was a Polish writer connected with the Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia.


Berger lived from 1927 to 1940 (and also several years after World War II) in the village of Dolní Bludovice. During World War II he was deported to Nazi Germany. Later he attended Cyprian Norwid Polish Liceum in Villard-de-Lans and another Polish school in Houilles, France; and after the war Juliusz Słowacki Polish Gymnasium in Orlová. Berger worked since 1948 as an electrician in the theatre in Ostrava. He was a member of PZKO (Polish Cultural and Educational Union) and several literary organizations.

Berger had unusual ability to rise above regional problems and he is notable among the Polish writers of Zaolzie, because his works were not so much influenced by regional themes.[1] Berger often called for Polish and Czech cooperation and also often used French themes in his works.


Short stories collections[edit]

  • Świerszcze w głowie (1979)
  • Zmysły (1981)
  • Idę. Concorde (1984)
  • Most nad Łucyną (1987)
  • Okay (1988)
  • Marienbad (1995)
  • Za późno (1996)


  1. ^ The most notable exception being his youth spent around the Łucyna River in Dolní Bludovice, which is reflected in several of his works.


  • Kaszper, Kazimierz (22 January 2008). "Dobry człowiek, wspaniały artysta". Głos Ludu. p. 5. 
  • Málková, Iva; Svatava Urbanová (2001). Literární slovník severní Moravy a Slezska (1945–2000). Olomouc: Votobia. ISBN 80-7198-515-5. 
  • Sikora, Władysław (1993). Pisarze Zaolzia. Czeski Cieszyn: Wydawnictwo Olza przy Radzie Polaków. OCLC 233485106.