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Barys Kit

mathematician, physicist, chemist, & philosopher

(also: Boris Kit, Belarusian: Бары́с Кіт, Russian: Бори́с Кит)

(born: April 6, 1910; old calendar: March 24)

[ Photograph: Barys Kit ]

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News Article: Barys Kit turns 100

"Barys Kit, an outstanding Belarusian mathematician, physicist, chemist, philosopher and educator who lives in Germany's Frankfurt am Main, turned 100 on April 6.

[ Photograph: Barys Kit; Naviny/BelaPAN ]

"Both Belarus and Belarusians around the world have the right to be proud of Dr. Kit, a celebrated scientist and educator and a great patriot of his Fatherland, Alena Makowskaya, president of the Batskawshchyna World Association of Belarusians, said in an interview with BelaPAN."

"Despite his age and rather difficult fate, Dr. Kit stands out because of his great energy, active civic position and a bright spirit, Ms. Makowskaya said."

"He was persecuted and forced into exile for trying to revive the Belarusian school," she said. "However, thanks to his commitment and hard work, Dr. Kit's talent has received international acclaim. Kit is among the Belarusians who made their country known around the world. He is indeed a man of the world who is open to all people."



News Article: Barys Kit turns 90

[ Photograph: Barys Kit, 1994 ]

"Barys Kit, the outstanding Belarusian mathematician, physicist, chemist, philosopher, and enlightener, turned 90 on April 6."

"A graduate from the Navahradak (Novogrudok) Lyceum and the Vilna (Vilnius) University, Mr. Kit worked as teacher and later as director of Vilna's Belarusian Lyceum, which he managed to move to Navahradak at the beginning of World War II."

"During the Nazi occupation of Belarus, Mr. Kit founded new educational institutions, including the Molodechno Management and Trade Institute. He was persecuted by the occupation authorities for his activities."



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