Wojciech Roszkowski

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Wojciech Roszkowski

Wojciech Roszkowski 2009-02-06.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
In office
20 July 2004 – 13 July 2009
Personal details
Born (1947-06-20) 20 June 1947 (age 73)
Warsaw, Poland
Spouse(s)Anna Dąbrowska
ChildrenMarcin Roszkowski
Ogończyk - Coat of arms of Wojciech Roszkowski

Wojciech Roszkowski during the premiere of his book "The Shattered Mirror – The Downfall of the Western Civilization" in Cracow, Poland (23 February 2019).

Wojciech Roszkowski OOB (born 20 June 1947 in Warsaw) is a Polish Nobleman, economic historian and writer, specializing in Polish and European history of the 20th and 21st Century. He was a politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in 2004–2009. From 1980 to 1983 he was a Member of the independent self-governing trade union Solidarność. From 1990 to 1993 he served as vice-rector of Warsaw School of Economics.

He is a fellow of Collegium Invisibile[1] and a signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism.[2]

Under the pseudonym Andrzej Albert,[3] he published books about Polish history in the twentieth-century (1918–1980) and in the time since 1945 which was synthesis of the political history of the world since. The books were edited in single and three-band releases, but only in the Polish and English language. In 2016 his book "The World of Christ" was published which is a complete history of the world depicted during the lifetime of Jesus Christ. Roszkowski stresses that he has worked for over 50 years on this book. He is one of Poland's most popular authors. In 2019 "The Shattered Mirror – The Downfall of the Western Civilization" was one of Poland's most read books.


  • Masters (1971), Doctorate (1978) and professor (1995)


  • 1988–1989: Lecturer at the Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., USA
  • 2000–2002: Vice-rector at the Warsaw School of Economics (1990–1993), director of the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) (1994–2000), Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies, University of Virginia, USA
  • 1980–1993: Member of the independent self-governing trade union NSZZ Solidarność
  • Chairman of the 'S' group at the Socio-Economics Dept
  • 1980–1981: of the Warsaw School of Economics
  • 1996–1998: Chairman of the Wilson Center European Alumni Association
  • 1982–1986: Author of historical books
  • since 1990: about 400 000 copies published, including 'Najnowsza historia Polski', underground publication (under the pseudonym Andrzej Albert), with a dozen or more official publications

See also: 2004 European Parliament election in Poland


  • Najnowsza historia Polski 1914–2002 (Newest History of Poland 1914–2002), 2003, ISBN 83-7311-991-4.
  • Historia Polski 1945–2005 (History of Poland 1945–2005), Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2006, ISBN 978-83-01-14696-2.
  • Droga przez mgłę (Walking through the fog), Instytut Jagielloński, 2006, ISBN 978-83-60559-00-0.
  • Świat Chrystusa (The world of Christ), Wydawnictwo Biały Kruk, 2016, ISBN 978-83-7553-218-0.
  • Mistrzowska gra Józefa Piłsudskiego (Józef Piłsudski's Mastergame), Wydawnictwo Biały Kruk, 2018, ISBN 978-83-7553-240-1.
  • Roztrzaskane Lustro – Upadek cywilizacji zachodniej (The Shattered Mirror – The Downfall of the Western Civilization), Wydawnictwo Biały Kruk, 2019, ISBN 978-83-7553-260-9.
  • Orlęta Lwowskie (Lwów Eaglets), Wydawnictwo Biały Kruk, 2019.
  • Kierunek targowica – Polska 2005–2015 (Heading to targowica – Poland 2005–2015), Wydawnictwo Biały Kruk, 2019.


  1. ^ "List of Fellows". ci.edu.pl. Retrieved 25 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Prague Declaration: Selected signatories". Institute for Information on the Crimes of Communism. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/28356/mep.html Curriculum vitae of the MEP

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