Władysław Bartoszewski (b. 19 February 1922, d. 24 April 2015 in Warsaw) is a Polish historian, writer, journalist, essayist, politician and diplomat.
During occupation of Poland by Nazi-Germany prisoner of Auschwitz (1940-1941), after his release active in the underground, member of the Department of Information and Propaganda of the Home Army and the Council for Aid to Jews ("Żegota"). From 1 August 1944 in the Warsaw Uprising. Decorated with the Cross of Valour.
After the war victim to repressions by the communist security services (spent 6,5 years in prisons under false charges of espionage). Released from prison in 1955 resumed his career as a journalist. Contributor with the catholic Tygodnik Powszechny weekly from August 1957, member of the title's editorial staff from 1982 to 2007.
In 1966 awarded the Righteous Among the Nations medal for helping Jews during WWII.
In the years 1973-1985 senior lecturer in modern history of the Catholic University in Lublin.
1983-1990 visiting lecturer in Germany at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, the Catholic University of Eichstätt and the University of Augsburg.
From September 1990 to March 1995 Polish ambassador to Austria. In 1995 and 2000-2001 minister of foreign affairs. In 2007 appointed by the prime minister Donald Tusk as secretary of state and plenipotentiary for international dialogue.
Author of numerous publications on WWII, the Holocaust, Polish-German and Polish-Jewish relations.