„ABC” – informative and political journal, published in Warsaw between 1926 and 1939. Edited by Stanisław Strzetelski, published by Jerzy Zdziechowski and Eryk Kurnatowski. The journal adopted the motto: aktualne, bezpartyjne, ciekawe (English: current, independent, interesting – the first letters formed the title). It was modeled on popular journals and, among other things: interviews, surveys, court chronicles; the first column contained only news and photographs. Low-cost provincial variations (1931 – 14 variations). A popular, high-level evening paper was the “Wieczór Warszawski” (English: “Evening of Warsaw”, with an initial circulation of around 35,000 copies). Informal agency of the National Party (Stronnictwo Narodowe). The journal’s agenda was anti-Semitic. From 1934, it was connected with the National Radical Camp (ONR), when volume, circulation (20,000 copies) and number of variations (1937 – 2) were reduced. The journal published a weekly supplement of literary and artistic content (from 1932, “ABC Literacko-Artystyczne”), edited by Stanisław Piasecki, later turned into the socio-cultural weekly journal, “Prosto z mostu”, the editors-in chief of which were Wojciech Zalewski, Piasecki and Tadeusz Gluziński.
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