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Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm, or Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm (born 15 April 1949, in 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,[1][2] the current outlook of Native Americans, autobiographical stories of her travels, Ingrid Bergman, and cats.

Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm
Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm
Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm
Born (1949-04-15) 15 April 1949 (age 70)
Łódź, Poland
OccupationWriter, editor, essayist
GenreHistory, reportage, biographies


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.[3] 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. In the years 1977-1981 she was a member of the Repertoire of the Polish Television Theater. 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 lifeEdit

She has one son, Thomas Tomczyk who is a journalist, photographer, architect, founder of Bay Islands Voice, Motmot Magazine and PAYA Magazine, and author of Roatan Magic Hidden Jewel of the Western Caribbean, ISBN 978-098297-140-6.[4] Since 1990 she had been married to Norman Boehm (cousin of Ingrid Bergman, retiree of the Arabian American Oil Company and Exxon Mobil Corporation. He died in 2016); author: From a Small Town to the Big World (Foreword: Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm),[5] ISBN 978-0-7618-6876-7.

Education and professional membershipsEdit


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. ^ "Results for 'aleksandra ziolkowska-boehm' []". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. ^ Dr Christoph Mick, review of Kaia, Heroine of the 1944 Warsaw Rising by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Tomczyk, Thomas (21 January 2018). "ROATAN MAGIC: Hidden Jewel of the Western Caribbean". Bay Islands Voice – via The Open Library.
  5. ^ "From-a-Small-Town-to-the-Big-World".
  6. ^ "PAHA News: Amicus/Skalny". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  7. ^ Regina Wasiak-Taylor, Dzieje nagrody literackiej 1951-2011, London 2011, ISBN 978-0957037205
  8. ^ Ziolkowska-boehm, Aleksandra. "Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm: Jacek Siminski TAPESTRY OF POLISH LIVES".
  9. ^ "Blogger". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  10. ^ Ziolkowska-Boehm, Aleksandra (1 December 2014). "SENATOR STANLEY HAIDASZ: A STATESMAN FOR ALL CANADIANS". Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada. Montreal. Retrieved 12 August 2017 – via The Open Library.
  11. ^ "Open Wounds - A Native American Heritage - Open Library". Open Library. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Open Wounds – A Native American Heritage – Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  13. ^ "On the Road with Suzy: From Cat to Companion - Purdue University Press". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  14. ^ Ziolkowska-Boehm, Aleksandra (1 March 2012). "Kaia, heroine of the 1944 Warsaw Rising". Lexington Books. Retrieved 12 August 2017 – via The Open Library.
  15. ^ "Kaia-Heroine-of-the-1944-Warsaw-Rising". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Kaia, Heroine of the 1944 Warsaw Rising - Reviews in History". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
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  18. ^ Ziolkowska-Boehm, Aleksandra (12 August 2015). "The Polish Experience through World War II A Better Day Has Not Come: A Better Day Has Not Come". Lexington Books. Retrieved 12 August 2017 – via The Open Library.
  19. ^ "The-Polish-Experience-through-World-War-II-A-Better-Day-Has-Not-Come". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
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  21. ^ "Melchior Wańkowicz – Poland's Master of the Written Word". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
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  23. ^ "Melchior-Wankowicz-Poland's-Master-of-the-Written-Word". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  24. ^ Ziolkowska-boehm, Aleksandra. "Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm: Melchior Wankowicz Poland's Master of the Written Word". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  25. ^ Ziolkowska-Boehm, Aleksandra (12 August 2017). "Polish Hero Roman Rodziewicz: Fate of a Hubal Soldier in Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Postwar England". Lexington Books. Retrieved 12 August 2017 – via The Open Library.
  26. ^ "Polish-Hero-Roman-Rodziewicz-Fate-of-a-Hubal-Soldier-in-Auschwitz-Buchenwald-and-Postwar-England". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  27. ^ Ziolkowska-Boehm, Aleksandra (12 August 2017). "Ingrid Bergman and Her American Relatives". Hamilton Books. The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. Retrieved 12 August 2017 – via The Open Library.
  28. ^ "Ingrid-Bergman-and-her-American-Relatives".
  29. ^ "Love-for-Family-Friends-and-Books". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  30. ^ Ziolkowska-Boehm, Aleksandra (12 August 2017). "Love for Family, Friends, and Books". Hamilton Books An Imprint of Rowman & Littlefiedl. Retrieved 12 August 2017 – via The Open Library.
  31. ^ "Untold-Stories-of-Polish-Heroes-from-World-War-II".
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