Opiekunka dyktatora. Losy Heleny Kirkorowej (1828–1900) w Powstaniu Styczniowym i na zesłaniu syberyjskim
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Helena from Majewski Kirkorowa was an actress of the Vilnius and Krakow scene. She started her career in Vilnius. After marrying Adam Honory Kirkor, archaeologist, publisher, publicist, editor and theater critic, she got involved in an affair with the poet Ludwik Kondratowicz (Władysław Syrokomla). After parting with her husband, she came to Krakow, where she performed in the theater of Juliusz Pfeifra. Then she came to Warsaw. She was quickly involved in conspiracy. There was a courier of the National Government, transporting messages and commands across the border. Romuald Traugutt, the last dictator of the January Uprising, was arrested in her apartment at Smolna Street in Warsaw. She was soon imprisoned and Kirkorowa. The court sentenced her to settle in Siberia with the deprivation of all rights, which soon turned into eight years of hard work. In August 1864, Kirkorowa was deported to Siberia. During the exile, she married Antoni Pióro. After returning from exile, she lived in Vitebsk, where she died on January 5, 1900.