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The funeral of professor Leonard Neuger took place today in the in the New Jewish Cemetery on ul. Miodowa 55 in Kraków, the city where he was born.
He was a historian of literature and a translator. He studied Polish literature in 1965-71 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and defended his doctoral thesis in 1978 in the Silesian University in Katowice. In 1993 he became an assistant professor in the University of Stockholm and a full professor in 1995. In 2003 he became the director of the Institute for Slavic studies at the University of Stockholm.
During the uprisings of the 1980s in Poland he was arrested and emigrated to Sweden in 1983. He wrote more than 200 scientific works.
May he rest in peace.
Text: Dr. D. Cohen