- On 2021-04-25
- In News
Simon Olszowski obituary
My husband, Simon Olszowski, who has died aged 71 after suffering from cancer and a stroke, was a ship broker-turned-boatbuilder with a deep empathy for displaced people. This had its roots in his parents’ wartime flight from Poland.
Simon’s parents, Tadeusz Olszowski, a Polish shipowner, and Zofia (nee Zembruska), lived in Moniaki, near Lublin, in the south of Poland. In 1939, as part of a Polish government mission, Tadeusz handed over his fleet to the allied war effort, and joined the British forces.