Zofia Korbonska, Polish Freedom Fighter and Voice of America Broadcaster, Dead at 95

Zofia Korbonska, Polish Underground resistance heroine and participant in the Warsaw Rising of 1944, passed away on the morning of August 16 in her home in Washington DC. More details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations may be sent to the Stefan Korbonski Foundation, promoter of publications about the recent history of Poland.

Stefan Korbonski Foundation
c/o Ted Mirecki, Treasurer
4041 41st St. N.
McLean, VA 22101


From Ted Lipien’s book Wojtyla’s Women:

“I also want to pay tribute to […], Ms. Zofia Korbońska, a remarkable woman who was my colleague at VOA and […] a great admirer of John Paul II and his message in defense of human rights and families. During WWII she risked her life on a daily basis broadcasting news and information from an underground radio station in Nazi-occupied Poland. Her late husband, Stefan Korboński, was the last civilian head of the underground wartime government in Poland. After the war, both of them had to flee their country to avoid arrest by the communist secret police.” — Ted Lipien