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Zofia  Wyszomirski

Zofia Wyszomirski, photography by Tomek Zerek

Zofia Wyszomirski née Saniewska was born on 17 October 1922 in Zambrów in Podlasie, Poland. In the 1980s, she arrived to the United States at the invitation of her brother, who was working as a barber in Hamtramck, Michigan. Zofia has five children: four daughters and a son. Her first husband, Jan Jaśkiewicz died in Poland. In Hamtramck, Zofia met her second husband, Stanisław Wyszomirski.

One of her daughters, Wanda Jagłowska, first came to the US in 2003 with her own daughter at her mother’s invitation. Wanda has worked at the “Polish Village” restaurant for 10 years

Interview conducted by Anna Muller on 2014 and 2015 in Hamtramck, Michigan.

interview excerpts
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Kilka wizyt w Hamtramck
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Historia emigracji Wandy
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Różnice polsko-amerykańskie
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Egzamin na obywatela
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"Jesteś Polką, nie mów tak brzydko!"