Ewa Szelburg-Zarembina

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Grave of Ewa Szelburg-Zarembina in Nałęczów

Ewa Szelburg-Zarembina (10 April 1899 in Bronowice - 28 September 1986 in Warsaw) was a Polish novelist, poet and screenplay writer. Best known as author of numerous works for children, between 1922 and 1979 she published dozens of novels for children and adults alike, as well as hundreds of short stories, poems and other works. Between 1968 and 1976 she also headed the Chapter of the Order of the Smile. During that time (together with Seweryna Szmaglewska) she also initiated a fund gathering program that eventually led to the construction of the Children’s Memorial Health Institute, the largest and most modern centre of paediatric care in Poland. She was buried in Nałęczów.[1]

In 1921 she married educator and writer Jerzy Ostrowski [pl] (1897-1942), divorced in 1926, and subsequently married teacher Józef Zaremba.


  1. ^ Szałagan, Alicja (2011). "Szleburg-Zarembina Ewa". Polski Słownik Biograficzny. 47. Polska Akademia Nauk & Polska Akademia Umiejętności. p. 634.