Władysław Reymont receives Nobel Prize for Literature
Education was developing fast in the Second Polish Republic. In 1938, there were as many as 32 universities in major Polish cities. Over 2,000 press titles were published. Polish writers were translated and appreciated by international bodies (W. Reymont received a Nobel Prize for literature in 1924). Composers and virtuosos (K. Szymanowski, A. Rubinstein or I. Paderewski) were giving concerts across the globe. The country had active sports clubs as well as successes in the cinema and theatre.