Zofia Posmysz

Polish journalist and writer

Zofia Posmysz-Piasecka (née Posmysz; 23 August 1923 – 8 August 2022) was a Polish journalist, novelist, and author. She was a resistance fighter in World War II. She survived imprisonment at the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps. She was known for her autobiography Passenger from Cabin 45, which later became the plot for her 1962 novel Passenger.

Zofia Posmysz
Zofia Posmysz (Auschwitz Nr 7566).jpg
Zofia Posmysz as inmate No 7566 at the Auschwitz concentration camp, 1942
Born(1923-08-23)23 August 1923
Kraków, Poland
Died8 August 2022(2022-08-08) (aged 98)
Oświęcim, Poland
NationalityPolish
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
EmployerPolskie Radio
Known forPassenger
AwardsOrder of Polonia Restituta
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Posmysz died in Oświęcim, Poland on 8 August 2022, at the age of 98.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Odeszła Zofia Posmysz". Fakty Oświęcim. 8 August 2022. Retrieved 8 August 2022.