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My Kraków

W moim serce, wiem, że jestem Polakiem –Leon G. Konieczny I’ve always known that I was Polish, even though I was born in the USA. How’d I know? I guess because my all of immigrant ancestors came to the United … Continue reading

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Tadeusz Kościuszko and Thomas Jefferson's African American Slaves– a lesson for Black History Month

Today is the birthday of Polish hero of the American Revolution, Tadeusz Kościuszko, born on 04 February 1746.  We all know the part he played in the American Revolutionary War, and he oversaw the construction of state-of-the-art fortifications, including West … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

75 years ago today, the Red Army “liberated” Auschwitz and filmed and documented the horrors they uncovered at that Nazi concentration camp. Today, January 27, 2020, the world remembers the Holocaust in hopes that it will not happen again, and … Continue reading

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80 Years Ago Today–A Dark Day in History

On September 17, 1939, Poland’s fate and freedom were sealed. While Germany invaded on September 1st, it was the Soviet Invasion on the 17th that sealed Poland’s fate. Stalin and Hitler had one goal–to wipe Poland off the face of … Continue reading

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Wola Massacre 75th Anniversary

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Wola massacre, the systematic murder of 40,000 to 50,000 innocent civilians, residents of the Wola are of Warsaw, be the SS (Nazis). Sadly, not many know of this event which … Continue reading

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Betrayed!

About a week ago, here in the USA, we were all about Independence Day, a celebration of our own country’s history and founding and freedom. That was on July 4th, recalling the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. We … Continue reading

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Cursed Soldiers: “żołnierze wyklęci”

Today is the Polish National Day of the Memory of the Cursed Soldiers, or Damned Soldiers: in Polish, the żołnierze wyklęci. But what does that mean, and what’s it all about. After the end of World War 2, when Poland … Continue reading

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Sto lat, Polsko!

Today all over Poland–and many other countries–there is much celebrating as Poland celebrated their return to the map with the formation of the second Polish republic with the signing of the Armistice that ended the Great War (World War I) … Continue reading

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Kotwica and the Warsaw Uprising

What is “kotwica?” It is the Polish word for “anchor,” but it has a lot more meaning in Polish history–the kotwica was a World War II emblem of the Polish Underground State and the Armia Krajowa (the Home Army, or … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Marie Skłdowska Curie

Today, November 7th, 2017, marks the 150th anniversary of one of the greats in the history of Physics and Chemistry, the birthday of Marie Skłodowska, born this day in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland (then a part of the Russian Empire … Continue reading

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