Andrew Borowiec

Andrew Borowiec (born September 24, 1928 in Łódź; died April 14, 2018) was a Polish-American journalist.


Andrzej Borowiec grew up in a family of professional Polish soldiers in Łódź. During the German occupation of Poland, Borowiec joined the Zośka Battalion and took part in the Warsaw Uprising. He was awarded the rank of Lance Corporal. His unit was evacuated through the sewers from the center of Warsaw to the Mokotów district.

After the uprising was suppressed, he was wounded twice and was taken prisoner of war by the Germans on September 27, 1944 and held in Stalag XI A in Altengrabow until the end of the war. After the end of the war, he returned to Poland, but then joined General Władysław Anders in 2 Korpus Polski, which was under British supreme command, in Italy and, after the Polish army units were disbanded, in Great Britain.

He resumed his interrupted school education in the UK and then went to the USA on a scholarship, where he anglicized his first name. He graduated with an M.A. in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He began a career in journalism in the USA and worked for thirteen years as a correspondent for the Associated Press in New York, Western Europe, North Africa and the Sahel and in Vietnam, becoming AP bureau chief in Geneva. He was a correspondent for the Washington Star for nine years in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Vietnam. He worked for the Chicago Sun-Times in the Mediterranean region. From 1984, he wrote for the Washington Times and authored several books on the political situation in the Mediterranean region. Most recently, in 2014, he published an autobiographical essay on the Warsaw Uprising.

Borowiec lived in Cyprus and France.

He died on April 14, 2018 at the age of 89.

Schriften (Auswahl)

Der Warschauer Junge : Erinnerungen an eine Kindheit im Krieg. London : Viking, 2014.

Die Zähmung der Sahara : Tunesien zeigt einen Weg, während andere zögern. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.

Zerstört Warschau! : Hitlers Strafe, Stalins Rache. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.

Zypern : eine unruhige Insel. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.

Das moderne Tunesien: eine demokratische Lehre. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.

Die Mittelmeerfehde. New York, N.Y.: Praeger Publishers, 1983.

Jugoslawien nach Tito. New York : Praeger, 1977.

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