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01-11-2009, 01:32 PM
Elzbieta Zawacka, who crisscrossed Nazi-occupied Europe to carry messages between Poland's exiled government and its resistance forces during World War II, died Saturday. She was 99.

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In 1951, the newly-imposed communist authorities falsely accused Zawacka of espionage and treason. Tortured by the secret security forces, she was given a 10-year prison term, but was released in 1955.

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http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/01/10/europe/EU-Poland-Obit-WWII-Messenger.php