Elżbieta Zawacka, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Elżbieta Zawacka

University professor, Scouting instructor, freedom fighter during World War II

Date of Birth: 19-Mar-1909

Place of Birth: Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 10-Jan-2009

Profession: historian, university teacher

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Elżbieta Zawacka

  • Elzbieta Zawacka (Polish pronunciation: [?l'?bj?ta za'vat?ska]; 19 March 1909 – 10 January 2009), known also by her war-time nom de guerre Zo, was a Polish university professor, scouting instructor, SOE agent and a freedom fighter during World War II.
  • She was also a Brigadier General of the Polish Army (the second and last woman in the history of the Polish Army to hold this rank), promoted by President Lech Kaczynski on 3 May 2006.
  • The only woman among the Cichociemni, she served as a courier for the Home Army, carrying letters and other documents from Nazi-occupied Poland to the Polish government in exile and back.
  • Her regular route ran from Warsaw through Berlin and Sweden to London.
  • She was also responsible for organizing routes for other couriers of the Home Army.

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