Zofia Posmysz-Piasecka (née Posmysz) is a Polish journalist, novelist, and author who was born on August 23, 1923. She was a World War II resistance fighter who was imprisoned at Auschwitz and Ravensbrück death camps. Passenger from Cabin 45, her autobiographical narrative of the Holocaust in occupied Poland, became the foundation for her 1962 novel Passenger, which was later translated into 15 languages. The novel was transformed into an opera with music by Mieczysaw Weinberg, and the original radio play was adapted into an award-winning feature film.
|Born||23 August 1923 (age 98)|
|Alma mater||University of Warsaw|
|Awards||Order of Polonia Restituta|
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany