History


Who has Buried the Dead (Optimum Publishing International) is a richly detailed global thriller set in Second World War Poland. It brings the reality of the pain and suffering of Poles endured in the German/Russian invasions and occupation of that nation and tells the little-known historical tales of the Polish underground and Poles fighting on the Western front. It also discloses one of the last great secrets of the Second World War which, much like Enigma, has a very vital Polish component.

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The Kidnapping of Polish Children
Waldemar Biniecki , 10/8/2022

The German Nazi plan to kidnap and Germanize children, recognized by the pseudo-scientific assumptions of German eugenics as "racially valuable", was practically institutionalized in the territories of Poland, the USSR, the Czech Republic, and other countries occupied by the Third Reich during World War II. Historians estimate, however, that this process took the greatest intensity in occupied Poland.

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Today, it would be his hundredth birthday. Maybe 100 years is a decent age, but for us — his friends — it is still not enough. Images are shifting like in a kaleidoscope — important moments in his life and, at the same time, important moments in the life of Polish emigrants in Milwaukee and the United States.

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Exactly one hundred years after the creation of the representation of Polish nationality living in Germany, on Saturday, August 27, anniversary celebrations took place in Berlin. Over 120 people attended them, from all over the world, from Poland, Germany, USA, and Ukraine.

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One of the officers of the Świętokrzyska Brigade, the commander of its 2nd Company, was captain Wacław Żurowski, pseudonym "Żur", who, after the dissolution of the guard companies, emigrated to the United States and settled in Milwaukee. His fate is an example of the fate of many members of this military formation.

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The Battle of Warsaw is Won
Prof. Emeritus Donald Pienkos , 9/17/2022

Fought August 13-20, 1920 between the armies of the newly restored Poland and revolutionary Bolshevik Russia, this great battle is also known as “the Miracle of the Wisła,” or Vistula, Poland’s main river. Pitting two armies totaling over 250,000 combatants, the battle resulted in the Bolsheviks’ total defeat.

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August 27, 2022 is the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Union of Poles in Germany (Związek Polaków w Niemczech, ZPwN). Before the ceremonial gala begins, it is worth considering the problems that the Association has been struggling with since the end of World War II.

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A delegation of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland from Washington and the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, came to Milwaukee on August 13 this year to honor the last surviving World War II veteran, Major Leonard Jędrzejczak.

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The Polish Army Day is celebrated since 1992 in memory of the Battle of Warsaw in 1920, also known as the "miracle on the Vistula River," fought during the Polish-Bolshevik war, when Polish troops defeated the Russians, stopping their expansion to the west.

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Polish Spas in Egypt
Lidia Waluk-Legun , 8/12/2022

On the right bank of the Nile lies the town of Helwan which, today, belongs in the outskirts of Cairo. Patients from Europe, Turkey and America came here to improve their health. Two guesthouses were established by Poles in Helwan. They were "Willa Wanda" and Resort "Jola." Being medicinal resorts, they also constituted important centers of Polish identity on the Nile. Many eminent figures visited their rooms.

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