Zofia Korbonska, WWII Polish Underground Fighter and Former Voice of America Broadcaster, Died in Washington
The following announcement from the Stefan Korbonski Foundation includes information about the funeral arrangements for Zofia Korbonska, a World War II Polish Underground Armia Krajowa (AK) writer and coder of radio messages sent from Nazi-occupied Poland to the Polish Government-in-Exile in London and a former longtime editor at the Polish Service of the Voice of America in New York and Washington, DC. She passed away on August 16 in her home in Washington at the age of 95.
The Announcement from the Stefan Korbonski Foundation
Zofia Korbonska, heroine of the Polish Underground Resistance against German occupation, participant in the Warsaw Rising of 194 and political activist against Communist rule after WW 2, died in Washington on August 16. She was 95 years old.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Queen of Poland Parish on
Friday, September 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM.
9700 Rosensteel Ave.
Silver Spring MD
Interment will be at the Cemetery at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Saturday Sept. 11 at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stefan Korbonski Foundation which Zofia founded, which sponsors publications giving a true picture of Poland’s wartime and postwar history.
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