Archives: December 2021

Kuryer Polski would like to introduce you to a certain Pole, Marek Probosz, living in California, who — with great success — alone and without anyone's help, introduces America to "one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century", as The New York Times wrote, to Captain Witold Pilecki.


Kuryer Polski would like to give you a Christmas present in the form of a debate on the state of the American Polish diaspora as the eighth largest ethnic group living in the United States. Important representatives of the Polish diaspora in the United States took part in a debate on the state of the diaspora.

Proposals for the Polish Diaspora
Stanisław Andrzej Michalkiewicz, 12/18/2021

It is no secret that the sizeable Polish diaspora abroad does not play as strong a political role in the countries of its settlement as it could play, like other minorities, such as the Jewish, Italian, or German. It would be of benefit to it, first of all, because it would allow it to pursue its interests more effectively – but it could also turn out to be beneficial for Poland, because – as I had ample opportunity to find out – the Polish community is very patriotic.


On November 19, 2021, Prime Minister Morawiecki met with the US National Intelligence Director, Ms. Avril Haines. The meeting was also attended by the heads of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the Ministry of National Defense and the presidential BBN (National Security Bureau). The visit had not been previously announced and took place as part of urgent allied consultations on the situation on NATO's eastern flank.

Krakow's Nativity Scenes — and more
Ewa Michałowska-Walkiewicz, 12/18/2021

The nativity scene (pol. szopka), as the father prelate Michał Słowikowski from Lublin used to say, " a kind of sacred scene that primarily represents the Holy Family and everything that happened in Bethlehem..."

Tadeusz (Ted) Cisek
A Farewell to a Hero
Katarzyna Murawska, 12/16/2021

One of the heroes is definitely Tadeusz Cisek - Siberia-veteran, paratrooper of General Stanisław Sosabowski's Independent Brigade, soldier of the Polish Armed Forces in the West, commander of the 94th SWAP outpost in Milwaukee, member of the Polish American Congress, Polish community activist. He passed away on December 8, 2021, at the age of 98. His fate is an individual record of Polish history after regaining independence in 1918.

Martial Law 1981
The Jaruzelski-against-Poland War
Andrzej (Andrew) Woźniewicz, 12/8/2021

In a few days, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the so-called Martial Law — the unconstitutional and (even according to the law of the time) illegal military coup, which was supposed to put an end to the operation of "Solidarity" — a political and social freedom movement under the aegis of an independent trade union. The purpose of the imposition of martial law was to restore the existing social system and thus consolidate the pro-Soviet, communist power in Poland for an indefinite period.


All three winners this year received an award for research into chaotic and seemingly random phenomena and their modeling. Giorgio Parisi has been awarded for his revolutionary contribution to the theory of disordered materials and random processes. Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann laid the foundations for our understanding of the Earth's climate and how humanity affects it.