Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm

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Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm

Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm, also known as Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm (born 15 April 1949, Łódź, Poland) is a Polish-born U.S.-based writer and academic.

Biography[edit]

Ziółkowska-Boehm is the daughter of Henryk Ziółkowski (1916-1992) and Antonina (née Laśkiewicz; 1922-2009). She has two brothers, Henryk (born 1946) and Krzysztof (born 1950).

She attended the V Liceum ogólnokształcące im. W.Reymonta in her native Łódź. After this she studied five years of Polish language and literature at the University of Łódź. After her Masters degree, she completed a Ph.D in humanistic studies in Warsaw University. As a university student, she published her short stories and articles in Łódź and Warsaw newspapers and periodicals. She began her writing career as an assistant to Melchior Wańkowicz, a prominent Polish writer.See:[1] For her help and research with his latest book, Wańkowicz dedicated that book to her, and in his will, he bequeathed all his archives to her. She created the scenario for 2 Korpus w piosenkach Ref-Rena, a musical, for Warsaw TV in 1991. She appeared in four documentaries dedicated to: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Stanley Haidasz, Melchior Wańkowicz, and her own uncle Korczak Ziółkowski. From 1981-83, she resided in Toronto, Canada as the recipient of three writing scholarships. Since April 1990, she has lived permanently in the United States, in Wilmington, Delaware, spending nine years in Texas (Houston and Dallas).

Her works have included historical biographies [2] and autobiographical stories of her peripatetic life.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Norman Boehm (formerly associated with Arabian American Oil Company and Exxon Mobil Corporation). Ziółkowska-Boehm's son, Thomas Tomczyk, is a U.S.-based journalist, photographer, founder and consulting editor of Bay Islands Voice and the author of Roatan — Magic Jewel of the Western Caribbean

Education and professional memberships[edit]

Affiliations[edit]

Ziolkowska-Boehm is a member of a number of professional associations in Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States, including:

Awards[edit]

She is a recipient of numerous literary awards and scholarships:

Works[edit]

In Poland:

In CANADA:

In USA:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=aleksandra+ziolkowska-boehm&fq=&dblist=638&qt=first_page
  3. ^ history.ac.uk
  4. ^ Regina Wasiak-Taylor, Dzieje nagrody literackiej 1951-2011, London 2011, ISBN 978-0957037205.
  5. ^ https://openlibrary.org/works/OL8691359W/Open_Wounds_-_A_Native_American_Heritage
  6. ^ https://openlibrary.org/books/OL23918782M/On_the_road_with_Suzy
  7. ^ https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16466831W/Kaia_heroine_of_the_1944_Warsaw_Rising
  8. ^ http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~sarmatia/114/114okeeff.pdf
  9. ^ https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16804700W/The_Polish_Experience_through_World_War_II_A_Better_Day_Has_Not_Come
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16811851W/Polish_Hero_Roman_Rodziewicz_Fate_of_a_Hubal_Soldier_in_Auschwitz_Buchenwald_and_Postwar_England
  13. ^ https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16809432W/Ingrid_Bergman_and_Her_American_Relatives

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