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When Poland was invaded by the Nazis in his family escaped eastwards into the Soviet Union. Bauman went on to serve in the Soviet-controlled Polish First Army, working as a political education instructor. In May he was awarded the Military Cross of Valour. According to semi-official statements of a historian with the Polish Institute of National Remembrance made in the conservative magazine Ozon in Mayfrom to Bauman held a similar function in the Internal Security Corps KBWa military unit formed to combat Ukrainian nationalist insurgents and part of the remnants of baumn Polish Home Army.

Bauman, the magazine states, distinguished himself as the leader of a unit that captured a large number of underground combatants.

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Further, the author cites evidence that Bauman worked as an informer for the Military Intelligence from to However, the nature and extent of his collaboration remain unknown, as well as the exact circumstances under which it was terminated.

In an interview in The Guardian, Bauman confirmed that he had been a committed communist during and after World War II and had never made a secret of it. He admitted, however, that joining the military intelligence service at age 19 was a mistake even though he had a “dull” desk-job and did not remember informing on anyone. In the KBW, Bauman had risen to the rank of major when he was suddenly dishonourably discharged inafter his father approached the Israeli embassy in Warsaw with a view to emigrating to Israel.


Socjologia by Zygmunt Bauman

As Bauman did not share his father’s Zionist tendencies and was indeed strongly anti-Zionist, his dismissal caused a severe, though temporary estrangement from his father.

During the period of unemployment that followed, he completed his M. During a stay at the London School of Economics, where his supervisor was Robert McKenzie, he prepared a comprehensive study on the British socialist movement, his first major book.

Published in Polish ina translated and revised edition appeared in English in Initially, Bauman remained close to orthodox Marxist doctrine, but influenced by Antonio Gramsci and Georg Simmel, he became increasingly critical of Poland’s communist government.

Because of this he was never awarded a professorship even after he completed his habilitation but, after his former teacher Julian Hochfeld was made vice-director of UNESCO’s Department for Social Sciences in Paris inBauman de facto inherited Hochfeld’s chair. With the March events, the anti-Semitic campaign culminated in a purge, which drove most remaining Poles of Jewish descent out of the country, including many intellectuals who had fallen from grace with the communist government.


Zygmunt Bauman

Bauman, who had lost his chair at the University of Warsaw, was among them. Having had to give up Polish citizenship to be allowed to leave the country, he first went to Israel to teach at Tel Aviv University, before accepting a chair in sociology at the University of Leeds, where he intermittently also served as head of department.

Since then, he has published almost exclusively in English, his third language, and his repute has grown exponentially. Indeed, from the late s, Bauman exerted a considerable influence on the anti- or alter-globalization movement.

In a interview in the important Polish weekly “Polityka” Bauman criticized Zionism and Israel, saying Israel was not interested in peace and that it was “taking advantage of the Holocaust to legitimize unconscionable acts. Israeli ambassador to Warsaw, Zvi Bar, sociologia Bauman’s comments “half truths” and “groundless generalizations.

Bauman was married to writer Janina Lewinson she died on 29 December in Leeds[4] and has three daughters, painter Lydia Bauman, architect Irena Bauman, and Professor of mathematics education Anna Sfard.

The noted Israeli civil rights socmologia Michael Sfard is his grandson.

Professor Zygmunt Bauman, the intellectual patron of the New Left, was an officer and agent of the communist security apparatus], in: April –