On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 SOPHIA POMIAN of Washington, DC. Born in Lublin, Poland she later moved to Warsaw. In 1937 she married her first husband Wladyslaw Nizinski. During the war she was for a time imprisoned by the Germans in the notorious Pawiak prison in Warsaw but managed to make her escape. In 1946 her husband was appointed to the staff at the Polish Embassy to the U.S.A. and she accompanied him to Washington. In August 1950 her husband resigned from the embassy and they took asylum in the United States. In due course they became US citizens. In September 1963 Wladyslaw Nizinski died. Sophia took up accounting and worked in the General Accounting department at Georgetown University rising to Associate Controller. In 1966 she married Andrzej Pomian a journalist and a broadcaster at Radio Free Europe. They were happily married for 44 years until his death in 2008.
Beloved wife of the late Andrzej Pomian; step-mother of Andrzej B. Pomian. She is also survived by two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at Joseph Gawler's Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue (corner of Harrison St) Washington, DC on March 7, at 2 p.m. Interment private.