Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm

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Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm
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Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm
Born (1949-04-15) 15 April 1949 (age 68)
Łódź, Poland
Occupation Writer, editor, essayist
Nationality Polish
Genre History, reportage, biographies

Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm, or Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm (born 15 April 1949, Łódź, Poland), is a Polish-born U.S.-based writer and academic. She obtained her Ph.D in Humanistic studies at the Warsaw University. Her works have included historical biographies, memoirs, autobiographical stories, the current outlook of Native Americans.


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.[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, Ontario, 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 include historical biographies,[2] and autobiographical stories of her travels.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She has son Thomas Tomczyk, journalist, photographer, architect, founder of Bay Islands Voice and Motmot Magazine, author Roatan Magic Hidden Jewel of the Western Caribbean, ISBN 0-9829714-0-0. Since 1990 she has been married to Norman Boehm (now retiree of the Arabian American Oil Company and Exxon Mobil Corporation), cousin of Ingrid Bergman [4] Author:From a Small Town to the Big World (Foreword: Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm), ISBN 978-0-7618-68767 [5]

Education and professional memberships[edit]


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


She is a recipient of numerous literary awards and scholarships:


In Poland:





  1. ^ Prof. Charles S. Kraszewski, King’s College, Pennsylvania, Review / Recenzja: Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm, Na tropach Wańkowicza (PDF file, direct download) at THE POLISH REVIEW, New York, No 2, 2010, pp. 249-254.
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  3. ^ Dr Christoph Mick, review of Kaia, Heroine of the 1944 Warsaw Rising by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm.
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