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Józef Krudowski

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJózef•Krudowski
Used nameJózef•Krudowski
Born18 January 1881 in Mława, Mazowieckie (POL)
Died7 August 1943 in Oświęcim, Małopolskie (POL)
NOC Poland


Polish composer Józef Krudowski was murdered in the Auschwitz (Oświęcim) concentration camp by the German SS. He had two other brothers Jan, also a conductor, and Stefan who was killed by the Russian Army in the Katyn Massacre. His third brother Marian survived World War II, and died in 1953 in Wrocław. Józef took part in the 1932 Art Competitions in the music category, with an unknown work. He composed mainly works for choirs, songs and marches. Probably his best known work was the Bochniak Cantata. Just after the start of the 20th century, he was the conductor of the Cracow Academic Choir of the Jagiellonian University. In the town of Inowrocław, he led the orchestra of the 4th Field Artillery Regiment, when the area became part of Poland again. Later, he was a high school teacher in Warszawa and also conducted the school orchestra.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions POL Józef Krudowski
Music, Open (Olympic) AC

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