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Barbara Wachowicz Honorary Citizen of Warsaw

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Barbara Wachowicz, (born 18 May 1937)
Honorary Citizen of Warsaw since June 2006.
Council Resolution of the City of Warsaw of 13 June 2006.

A Polish writer, literary historian, author of biographies of Great Poles, photographer, screenwriter. A graduate journalism at Warsaw University and in the Study of History and Film Theory at the Polish National Film School (PWSF) in Łódź. She is a writer who promotes Polish patriotism, the attitude of honour and integrity. The author of fascinating stories about the life, work, loves and secrets of Great Poles, such as Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Stefan Żeromski, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Cyprian Kamil Norwid and Fryderyk Chopin, as well as the most prominent persons in Polish scouts. Barbara Wachowicz wrote film and television screenplays, radio broadcasts, exhibitions and stage shows. The winner of, inter alia, the Silver Ace, the Golden Microphone and the Vox Populi Master of Polish Speech title. She was awarded the Order of “Polonia Mater Nostra Est” as a unique gift for promoting youth national heritage treasures. At the request of children she received the Order of the Smile (Order Uśmiechu); in 2003 she was awarded the Prize of the Capital City of Warsaw. She was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, the Gold Cross  for Merits for the Polish Scouting and the Medal of the National Education Committee for outstanding achievements in education of youth. Barbara Wachowicz is a member of the Polish Writers’ Association.