Zofia Paciorkiewicz

Zofia Paciorkiewicz nee Wiaczkis

Zofia Wiaczkis and Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz

Zofia Wiaczkis and Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz. Warsaw, 1937. /Unknown author/

The wife of Tadeusz, born on May 14, 1919 in Warsaw. She was the daughter of Józef Wiaczkis, who was shot by the Nazis in a street execution towards the end of August 1944, and of Zofia nee Zatorska, a former prisoner of the Ravensbrück concentration camp, rescued miraculously by the International and the Swedish Red Cross, who died in 1969 in Warsaw. Having completed Mrs Taniewska’s High School in Warsaw, Zofia went to study at the Botany Department of the Warsaw University in 1938. Her education was interrupted by the outbreak of the II world war.

Zofia Paciorkiewicz

Zofia Paciorkiewicz. PÅ‚ock, 1948. /Unknown author/

During the Nazi occupation, she studied harp at the Warsaw Conservatory, which the invaders had renamed as Staatliche Musikschule. At that time she also studied solo song. After the war, she performed as a soprano singer at various celebrations in PÅ‚ock where she lived with her husband from 1945 to 1949. After they left PÅ‚ock, Zofia devoted her life entirely to her family and the upbringing of her children. She passed away in Warsaw on 26 August 2012.