ISSN: 2657-800X
2019, t. 2, nr 1 (3), poz. 2
2019, Vol 2, No 1 (3), item. 2
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Adam Redzikschool

Anzelm Lutwak (1877-1942) and his “Voice”

Article dedicated to Anzelm Lutwak (1877-1942), the founder of the “Voice of Law” and the esteemed barrister from Lwów. He was a typical person for the Lviv intelligentsia of that period; a representative of assimilated Jewish intelligentsia. Although he identified with the Polish character, he did not stop being a Jew as well. He held a double identity, as many similar to him, which also includes Maurycy Allerhand. At the beginning, he was associated with the Zionism movement, but with the passing of time he reoriented himself towards liberal, solidarity and socialist ideas. He possessed unique organizational and creative abilities, while his perceptive language often echoed in the fight for the independent Bar association, equal in the whole country. It was he who established the barrister’s journal “Palestra” in 1910, and in 1924 set up ‘The Voice of Law’, one of the more important legal magazines in the Second Republic of Poland, which he edited until the outbreak of war. The magazine’s characteristic feature was an explicit author’s rite – a mark of the founder and the editor.


Keywords: the Polish Bar, legal journals, legal science, Second Republic of Poland, Lwów, Anzelm Lutwak


This article is published in Polish