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Ukraine Independence Day

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Independence of modern day Ukraine. The “original” so-called independence of the Soviet controlled Ukrainian’s People Republic was celebrated as January 22, 1918, but when the Soviet Union broke up in the late 1900’s, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is a day I hate to think about…

Tomorrow is August 1st, 2016, but I will be thinking about what happened 72 years ago, the Warsaw Uprising. Pamiętam — I remember 70 Years Ago Today Hard to Believe What Was Happening 69 Year Ago…. Every August 1st…..Warsaw Remembers … Continue reading

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General Władysław Sikorski

Why am I writing about a Polish here, Władysław Sikorski, on what in the United States is a National Holiday, our Independence Day, the Fourth of July?  Well, on this day in history, 04 July 1943, a Pole who fiercely … Continue reading

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Condemned to Death

It was 76 years ago today, on March 5th, 1940, that about 22,000 people were condemned to death. During April and May of 1940, they were murdered, killed with a shot to the back of the head and buried in … Continue reading

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Start of World War II, 76 years ago today

Today we remember the beginning of World War II. It is measured as starting on September 1, 1939, when the Germans invaded Poland, but in truth, the war itself was a long time in the making, began by the the punishments … Continue reading

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Black Ribbon Day

Today is Black Ribbon Day. As you may surmise by the color of the ribbon, it’s not a day to remember happy things. This day (August 23rd) was chosen as it is the day on which, on which the so-called … Continue reading

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Tłusty Czwartek — Fat Thursday

Today is Fat Thursday in Poland, Tłysty Czwartek in Polish. As the Christmas season and the following Karniwal come to an end and the season penitence, fast and abstinence–Lent–approaches, Poles take a bit of a time out to indulge in … Continue reading

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St. Stanislaus RC Church in Tarnoruda, Ukraine

When I visited my cousins in Ukraine, we were fortunate to visit the church where my great-grandfather and his parents would have attended, St. Stanislaus in Tarnoruda. After World War II most of the Poles in the area (including some … Continue reading

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2014 Pierogi Party

Leon and Ewa’s 10th Annual Pierogi Party is now history! This year about 30 of us gathered and made about 433 pierogi, and consumed well over 1/4 of them as well. Now that the party is history, I’ve posted a … Continue reading

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Wolność — Freedom

As I write this, it is June 5th, what I’ll call a ‘tween day. It is the day between two historically significant days in the history of Poland. On June 4, 1989, the Third Republic of Poland rose from the … Continue reading

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