Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm, Ph.D. (University of Warsaw), an independent scholar, is the author of many books published in her native Polish language and in English (in USA and Canada). Fragments of her three books were translated into German and published in an anthology.
Among her books are historical biographies, autobiographical stories, the current outlook of Native Americans (her great uncle, Korczak Ziolkowski, the sculptor of Crazy Horse in the Black Hills of South Dakota was her inspiration), the life of Ingrid Bergman (Aleksandra’s husband, Norman Boehm was a close cousin of the famous actress). She writes also about her feline Suzy.
Dr. Ziolkowska-Boehm wrote three books about Melchior Wańkowicz, a prominent Polish writer, who for her help and research dedicated his last book to her, and in his will he bequeathed to Aleksandra his archives.
She has been the recipient of several awards, including a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Culture, the Delaware Division of the Arts in the Literature-Creative Nonfiction discipline, the Institute of International Education in Washington, DC, the Kosciuszko Foundation, Gold Cross of Merit (Poland), Skalny Civic Achievement Award, a Fulbright scholarship and Fulbright award.
Since 1990 she resides in Wilmington, Delaware, 8 years living in Texas. She has one son, Thomas Tomczyk, architect, journalist, cartoonist, magazine publisher and managing editor, author Roatan Magic Hidden Jewel of the Western Caribbean. For 26 years she was married to Norman Boehm, author From a Small Town to the Big World, who passed away in 2016. Polish Press Agency/PAP dedicated an article calling him “a great friend of Poland” (wielki przyjaciel Polski). His biography is in Jan Nowak Jezioranski book “Poland’s Road to NATO”.
Five of her books had two or three editions, and they were on the bestseller list, one received the title “Book of the Week”, one was awarded as the best book of the year. In Poland her books are published by the well known publishers, including PIW, Iskry, Muza, Prószyński i S-ka. She published 20 books in Poland, 9 in USA, 4 in Canada.
All of her books published in USA have second editions: Open Wounds A Native American Heritage; On the Road with Suzy. From Cat to Companion; Kaia Heroine of the 1944 Warsaw Rising; The Polish Experience through World War II: A Better Day Has Not Come; Melchior Wańkowicz: Poland’s Master of the Written Word; Polish Hero Roman Rodziewicz. Fate of a Hubal Soldier in Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Postwar England; Ingrid Bergman and her American Relatives; Love for Family, Friends and Books; Untold Stories of Polish Heroes from World War II.