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Book Claims Pianist Hero Was a 'Gestapo Man'

New book alleges that Wladyslaw Szpilman worked with Nazis

(Newser) - Wladyslaw Szpilman, the real-life Polish pianist whose memoir inspired Roman Polanski’s award-winning film The Pianist, actually collaborated with the Gestapo, according to a new book. Entitled Accused: Wiera Gran, the book quotes the private notes of Wiera Gran, a deceased Polish singer who once claimed that Szpilman “formed...

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