Bartoszewski is presented as professor by Germans for a reason, and in reality he is just a big gob and an old full, who just happened to survived the war - so what? Many survived the war !
A big gob and an old fool?
1944 Silver Cross of Merit and the Cross of Valor
April 18, 1963 Polonia Restituta
1965 Righteous Among the Nations
1981 honorary doctorate from the University of London
1983 Herder Prize, Vienna
1984 honorary doctorate from the University of Baltimore
1986 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
1996 Heinrich-Brauns Prize and Heinrich Heine Prize of the city of Düsseldorf
1997 Grand Cross with Star of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
1997 St. Liborius Medal for Unity and Peace of the Archdiocese of Paderborn
1997 Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg
3 September 2001 Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
2002 Prize of the German humanism Altphilologenverbands Eugen Kogon, and the prize
2002 honorary doctorate from the University of Warsaw
2007 Jan Nowak-Jezioranski Prize of the Embassy of the USA
June 2007 International Prize in Bratislava Adalbert
2008 prize of €15,000 - first European Civil Rights Prize of the Sinti and Roma
2008 Adam Mickiewicz Award for Services to the German-French-Polish cooperation (Weimar triangle)
2008 prize of the city of Kassel
2009 Kaiser-Otto Prize of Magdeburg.
2009 Commander of the Legion of Honor (France)
2009 Richeza Prize of North Rhine Westphalia
Knight of the Order of the White Eagle
honorary citizen of Israel
Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 1st Class
Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great
If that is what you call "an old fool", you describe yourself as what? "An utter cretin who needs to be tied into a sack weighed down by bricks and thrown into the river"?