In October 2023, the London Literary Awards of the Association of Polish Writers Abroad (ZPPnO) were awarded for the 72nd time. The jury granted the award for lifetime achievement to the director, playwright, writer and academic lecturer Kazimierz Braun.Read more... Reading time 4 min.
Maybe it's time for a third option? Gallup poll shows that as many as 63% of Americans would like a third party, and this opinion is shared by 75% of independents and 58% of Republicans.Read more... Reading time 9 min.
The aim of the Soviet invasion of September 17, 1939, was not only to take over a specific area, but also to permanently eliminate the leadership layer of the conquered lands. Mayors and former mayors, as well as other professional groups representing the Polish state or constituting local elites, found themselves under a direct threat.Read more... Reading time 6 min.
It is clear that that Germany recognizes its responsibility for the outbreak of World War II and the destruction it caused, and it is clear that no serious reparations have been paid to Poland in connection with this aggression. These are facts, and «there is no point in arguing about the facts».Read more... Reading time 16 min.
We are all directly and indirectly connected with education. We are teachers, students, parents of students, givers, and recipients of what we, as students, acquired during our education.Read more... Reading time 6 min.
80 years have passed since the height of the abduction of Polish children by Nazi organizations. We need to remember those tragic moments and the heroic activities of attorney Hrabar. No amount of reparations can compensate for those wrongs, even time cannot heal the wounds, but we must prevent that history from repeating itself.Read more... Reading time 9 min.
It is high time to unite all political, economic and military resources around building a strategy leading to the elevation of national security to the level of Poland's key priority. Poland has not yet been able to develop a national long-term strategy for development and national security.Read more... Reading time 10 min.
The Polish-German reconciliation has stalled and it is not the fault of the Polish side. For years, the German side did not take any action to commemorate the Polish victims of the Third Reich.Read more... Reading time 5 min.
The “Polish Operation” of the NKVD in 1937–1938 was a genocide that resulted in the death of at least 111,091 innocent people. This event is no less important and no less worth commemorating than the Katyn massacre, or the Volhynia massacre.Read more... Reading time 12 min.
Polish people do not need to be reminded who Jan Nowak Jeziorański was, so I'd rather focus on what this Great Pole said in this article. Jeziorański devotes his entire article to a book by prof. Donald Pienkos "For Your Freedom Through Ours: Polish American Efforts on Poland 's Behalf, 1863-1991"Read more... Reading time 3 min.
The dynamics of geopolitical processes, both in Europe and on a global scale, today forces Poles to take a new look at the definition of our raison d'état. Its constituent elements will remain: independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, state security, maintaining national identity, and connecting Poles in Poland with Polish emigration into a coherent and mutually understanding whole. If we, Poles, do not undertake such a debate today, others will certainly do so. The era of the Tehran-Yalta order is over.Read more... Reading time 23 min.
Dr. Ludwik Rajchman (1884-1965) — a remarkable but lesser-known physician, played a pivotal role in revolutionizing medical practice on a global scale.Read more... Reading time 4 min.
Woodrow Wilson, born in 1856, was an academic-turned-politician who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. He enjoyed great popularity and was considered a legendary figure in Poland, particularly during the 1920s.Read more... Reading time 6 min.
"Miracle on the Vistula" is a term commonly used to refer to the fighting near Warsaw, which took place in August 1920 during the Polish-Russian war. In these fights, Polish troops resisted the Bolshevik forces, which sought to continue their westward expansion in order to spread the communist revolution. In the history of Poland, there are only a few battles so important for the fate of our country and, simultaneously, for the entire world at the time.Read more... Reading time 33 min.
A great patriot, General Tadeusz Jordan Rozwadowski, never sought honors or fame, because deeds were most important to him, and it is through them that all his greatness is revealed.Read more... Reading time 7 min.
Paderewski was deliberately forgotten by the ruling camp in the interwar period, and after the war, actively suppressed by the communists. Also today, there is a lot of incorrect or incomplete information about him on the Internet. To this day, there is no complete, objective monograph of him.Read more... Reading time 18 min.
The myth about the active and massive participation of Poland and Poles in the Holocaust should be treated in the same way as the myth about Judeo-Bolshevism — as a manipulation aimed at shifting responsibility for crimes onto someone else.Read more... Reading time 13 min.
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The original Kuryer Polski was the first Polish daily newspaper printed in the United States. Its founder was Michał Kruszka who published the newspaper in June 1888 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Read more...
Stanisław Zwierzchowski was born on April 27, 1880 in Śrem in Wielkopolska (Greater Poland), under the Prussian partition. He graduated from gymnasium in his hometown and technical studies in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In 1905. with a mechanical engineering degree, he came to Poznań and did an internship at the Hipolit Cegielski Factory. Following the footsteps of his countrymen, he went to the United States for further studies and quickly found a job as a structural engineer at the Allis Chalmers Co plant in Milwaukee.Read more...
Kuryer Polski was born in hardship and uncertainty, after all, its creator - Michał Kruszka, had already had two unsuccessful publishing attempts behind him. At the beginning of Kuryer's way, Michał was a truly Renaissance figure - the creator and executor of his idea. Soon he was supported in the implementation of his project by two brothers who came from Słabomierz - Józef and Wacław.Read more...
Part I - Michał Kruszka
Historical documents confirm that the Polish people have always been associated with America. The list of great Poles who made an impact throughout the history of the United States is long. It begins with the semi-legendary “John of Kolno” who supposedly came to this continent 16 years before Columbus.Read more...