Polonia


October Is the Polish Heritage Month
Katarzyna Murawska , 10/25/2022

On October 15, in the southern district of Milwaukee, the Polish community and its American friends celebrated the Polish Heritage Month, which they combined with the national reading of excerpts from the masterpieces of Polish literature. The year 2022 is devoted to Polish Romanticism...

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Paweł Zyzak (born 1984 in Żywiec) is — according to Wikipedia — a Polish historian, Americanist, government analyst, publicist, entrepreneur, author of, among others Lech Wałęsa's biography entitled "Lech Wałęsa - Idea and History" (2009), Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago (from September 2022).

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The performance, "The Return of Norwid" (Powrót Norwida), based on the texts of one of the greatest poets of the 19th century, Cyprian Kamil Norwid, who — for many Poles — became a symbol of the fate of an emigrant, will be presented on the stage of the New York Theater Row on Broadway as part of the international festival United Solo.

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The Battle for Polishness in the USA
Waldemar Biniecki , 10/13/2022

The image of an elderly man kneeling and handcuffed, while singing the Polish national anthem, accompanied by American policemen, during a patriotic ceremony, in the presence of the Consul General of the Republic of Poland, a local bishop and other VIPs, went out into the world. Despite many scandals having already surfaced around Orchard Lake over the years, yet another has been triggered.

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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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Poland would never need a second chance to make a first impression. For three months, I bathed in circumambient natural beauty and unparalleled human kindness.

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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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Prof. Marek Rudnicki from Chicago — an outstanding doctor, scientist, academic lecturer, author, patriotic and social activist, as well as a mountaineer.

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The Polish media again missed the visit of an important American scientist, leader of the Polish community abroad, and the man behind the liquefied gas (LNG) contract that was signed between Poland and Texas. There were many opportunities indeed to get interested in this extremely distinguished friend of Poland.

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The condition of the American Polish diaspora as the largest group of the Polish diaspora should be evaluated by an objective examination of a scientific institution. This analysis should include the current state of affairs and the condition of the Polish diaspora in the United States, as well as an attempt to set the course of action in order to prevent the progressive assimilation of the Polish diaspora in the USA. A report on this should be drawn up by experts from both sides of the political spectrum. This article is an attempt to open a solid debate on the American Polish diaspora as the largest group of the Polish diaspora.

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