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Aleksandra Ziolkowska Boehm

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Nationality  Polish
Role  Writer
Education  University of Warsaw

Aleksandra Ziolkowska Boehm Aleksandra Ziolkowska Boehm

  15 April 1949 (Age 71) Lodz, Poland (1949-04-15)
Occupation  Writer, editor, essayist
Genre  History, reportage, biographies
Name  Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm
Books  Kaia - Heroine of the 1944, On the Road with Suzy: Fro, The Polish Experience Through, Polish Hero Roman R, Ingrid Bergman and Her
Similar  Melchior Wańkowicz , Korczak Ziolkowski , Władysław Reymont

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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 include historical biographies , the current outlook of Native Americans, autobiographical stories of her travels., and cats.


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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).

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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. 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).

Personal life

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 had been married to Norman Boehm (retiree of the Arabian American Oil Company and Exxon Mobil Corporation. He passed away in 2016); author: From a Small Town to the Big World (Foreword: Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm), , ISBN 978-0-7618-6876-7.

Education and professional memberships

  • Master's Degree in Literature from the University of Łódź (1973)
  • Doctor's Degree in Humanities from the University of Warsaw (1978)
  • Affiliations

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

  • Polish Writers Association Stowarzyszenie Pisarzy Polskich, SPP (Warsaw; 1999- )
  • ZAIKS, Polish Society of Authors and Composers (Warsaw; 1976-)
  • Zwiazek Pisarzy Polskich Na Obczyznie/Polish Writers Union Abroad, ZPPnO (London; 1990-)
  • Polish American Historical Association (Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT; 2012-)
  • Józef Piłsudski Institute of America (New York; 2012-)
  • Kosciuszko Foundation (New York; 1990- )
  • Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (New York; 1991- )
  • PEN American Center (New York; 1998-)
  • Fulbright Association (Washington D.C.; 2007-)
  • Awards

    She is a recipient of numerous literary awards and scholarships:

  • Oxford Language Center in England (1975)
  • Canadian Polish Research Institute (1982)
  • Adam Mickiewicz Foundation (Toronto, 1983)
  • Ministry of Culture (Ontario) (1983)
  • Institute of International Education in Washington, DC (1985),
  • The Kosciuszko Foundation (NYC; 1990)
  • Recipient Kontrasty award (Warsaw-Bialystok 1980)
  • Zloty Exlibris award Ksiaznica Pomorska, Szczecin (2001)
  • The Union of Polish Writers Abroad, London award (2007)
  • Fellowship in literature by the Delaware Division of Arts (2006)
  • Fulbright scholarship (2006–07), and award (2008)
  • Ignacy Paderewski medal by the Polish Army Veterans Association of America /SWAP/, (2014)
  • Gold Cross of Merit (June 20, 2014)
  • Gold Award by the Polish Booksellers Association (Warsaw, October 20, 2014),
  • Skalny Civic Achievement Award, The Polish American Historical Association (PAHA), Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. (2014)
  • Gloria Artis award (Warsaw, 2015)
  • Turzanski Foundation Literary Award, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2015) .
  • Works

    In Poland:

  • Blisko Wańkowicza (Near Wańkowicz ); Wyd. Literackie Kraków 1975, 1978, 1988; ISBN 83-08-01917-X
  • Z miejsca na miejsce (From One Place to Another ); Kraków 1983, Warsaw 1986, 1997; ISBN 83-08-00982-4; ISBN 83-7021-009-0; ISBN 83-904286-6-0
  • Kanada, Kanada (Canada, Canada... ); Warsaw 1986; ISBN 83-7021-006-6
  • Diecezja Łódzka i jej biskupi (Diocese in Łódź and its bishops ); Łódź 1987; ISBN 83-85022-00-7
  • Moje i zasłyszane (Mine and Overheard Stories ); Warsaw 1988; ISBN 83-07-01275-9
  • Kanadyjski senator (Canadian Senator); Warsaw 1989; ISBN 83-7021-023-6
  • Na tropach Wańkowicza (On Wańkowicz Footsteps ); Warsaw 1989, 1999; ISBN 978-83-7648-261-3; ISBN 83-7180-349-4; Expanded Edition: Na tropach Wańkowicza po latach (In Wańkowicz's Footsteps - After the Years ); Warsaw 2009; ISBN 978-83-7648-261-3
  • Process M.Wańkowicza 1964 (The Trial of M. Wańkowicz 1964 ); Warsaw 1990; ISBN 83-85135-08-1
  • Nie tylko Ameryka (Not only America ); Dom Ksiazki, Warsaw 1992; ISBN 83-900358-1-2
  • Korzenie sa polskie (The Roots Are Polish ); Warsaw 1992; ISBN 83-7066-406-7
  • Ulica Żółwiego Strumienia (Turtle Creek Boulevard ); Dom Ksiazki, Warsaw 1995, Wyd. Twoj Styl 2004; ISBN 83-900358-5-5; ISBN 83-7163-263-0
  • Amerykanie z wyboru i inni (American by Choice ); Dom Ksiazki, Warsaw 1998; ISBN 83-900358-7-1
  • Podróże z moją kotką (Travels with My Cat ); Warsaw 2002, 2004; ISBN 83-88576-90-9; ISBN 83-7386-102-5 (awarded "Book of the Year" by Polish bookstores (23–29 December 2002)).
  • Nie minelo nic, procz lat (Nothing Changed, Only the Years Passed by ); Warsaw 2003 With Szymon Kobyliński; ISBN 83-7386-045-2
  • Kaja od Radosława czyli historia hubalowego krzyza (Kaia, Heroine of the 1944 Warsaw Rising ); Muza, Warsaw 2006, 2014; ISBN 83-7319-975-6, ISBN 978-83-7758-635-8. The Union of Polish Writers Abroad (London) awarded it as the best book of the year in 2007.
  • Otwarta rana Ameryki (America's Open Wound ); Bielsko Biała 2007; ISBN 978-83-7167-556-0
  • Dwór w Kraśnicy i Hubalowy Demon (The Krasnica Estate and Hubal's Demon ); PIW Warsaw 2009, 2015; ISBN 978-83-06-03221-5. For the book, she received honorary citizenship of County Slawno.
  • Lepszy dzien nie przyszedl juz (A Better Day Has Not Come Yet ); Iskry, Warsaw 2012; ISBN 978-83-244-0189-5
  • Ingrid Bergman prywatnie (Ingrid Bergman In Private ); Prószynski i S-ka, Warsaw 2013; ISBN 978-83-7839-518-8
  • Druga bitwa o Monte Cassino i inne opowiesci, (Second Battle of Monte Cassino and other stories); Iskry, Warsaw 2014, ISBN 978-83-244-0363-9
  • In CANADA:

  • Senator Haidasz (Toronto 1983; ISBN 0-919786-10-3)
  • Dreams and Reality Polish Canadian Identities (Toronto 1984; ISBN 0-9691756-0-4)
  • The Roots Are Polish (Toronto 2000, 2004; ISBN 0-920517-05-6). Introduction: Major General Bruce J.Legge.
  • Senator Stanley Haidasz A Statesman for All Canadians (Montreal 2014; ISBN 978-0-9868851-1-2).
  • In USA:

  • Open Wounds - A Native American Heritage (Nemsi Books, Pierpont, S. D. 2009; ISBN 978-0-9821427-5-2). Foreword: Radoslaw Palonka.
  • On the Road With Suzy From Cat to Companion (2010 by Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Indiana; ISBN 978-1-55753-554-2)
  • Kaia Heroine of the 1944 Warsaw Rising (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012, ISBN 978-0-73917-270-4), 2014, ISBN 978-0-7391-9053-1. Foreword: Bruce E. Johansen.
  • The Polish Experience Through World War II: A Better Day Has Not Come (Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2013, ISBN 978-0-7391-7819-5), 2015, ISBN 978-1-4985-1083-7 . Foreword: Neal Pease.
  • Melchior Wańkowicz Poland's Master of the Written Word (Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2013, ISBN 978-0-7391-7590-3). Foreword: Charles S. Kraszewski.; 2017, ISBN 978-1-4985-5633-0
  • Polish Hero Roman Rodziewicz Fate of a Hubal Soldier in Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Postwar England (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013, ISBN 978-0-7391-8535-3). Foreword: Matt DeLaMater.; 2017, ISBN 978-1-4985-5696-5
  • Ingrid Bergman and Her American Relatives (Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2013, ISBN 978-0-7618-6150-8).
  • Love for Family, Friends, and Books (Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2015, ISBN 978076186568-1)
  • References

    Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm Wikipedia