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Anna  Błoczyńska

Anna Błoczyńska, photography by Tomek Zerek
 

Anna Błoczyńska née Nowicka is originally from Gdańsk. She was born in 1960. While she stayed on the coast, she worked as a preschool teacher. She came to the United States in the 1980s along with her boyfriend. Her journey to Hamtramck took her all the way through Italy, where Anna went on a pilgrimage. Her arrival to the US was organised by the Tolstoy Foundation. She came there as a political refugee. She took on various jobs, at a school, as a store clerk, and caregiver for the elderly.


The interview was conducted by Anna Muller on 2 August 2015 in Hamtramck.

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One-way pilgrimages
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Why Hamtramck?
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Official language: polish
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Smiling Americans
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The first homeland, but not the only one
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