2008

The Baroness, History and Restitution: Norman Davies recounts a series of dramatic meetings
2008 / Features

The Baroness, History and Restitution: Norman Davies recounts a series of dramatic meetings

Professor Norman Davies presents a living history lesson – about compensation for properties lost during World War II in Eastern Europe.

Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland
2008 / Books

Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland

An intriguing and refreshing take on the Solidarity movement that establishes women as equal partners in the struggle against Communism.

A few questions for… Timothy Snyder, historian
2008 / Interviews

A few questions for… Timothy Snyder, historian

A conversation with Timothy Snyder, a rare specialist in the history of modern nationalism and the history of Central and Eastern Europe who gives thoughtful insight on current events in the light of the past.

The Art of Making History Come to Life – Wanda Koscia’s Battle for Warsaw ’44
2008 / Films

The Art of Making History Come to Life – Wanda Koscia’s Battle for Warsaw ’44

“Polish-Americans, Polish Canadians, and Polish Britons are aware and fiercely proud of the fantastic heritage and history that is Poland’s,” says Justine Jablonska, “and the onus to tell the world our stories is on us.” Coupling word with action, Justine joined forces with The Canadian Foundation for Polish Studies in Montreal to invite British film director Wanda Koscia to Chicago to show her documentary, The Battle for Warsaw ’44.

Battle of Warsaw ’44: Director’s Statement
2008 / Films

Battle of Warsaw ’44: Director’s Statement

Wanda Koscia is the director and producer of the documentary, “Battle for Warsaw ’44,” about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising,

A few questions for … Bill Johnston, translator
2008 / Interviews

A few questions for … Bill Johnston, translator

There is little in life that is more pleasant than spending a chilly November evening in a pub nestled in the heart of Kraków’s Stare Miasto. Recently, I found myself in such a pub, seated across from one of the most remarkable people I’ve met – Dr. Bill Johnston. Over coffee, beer, and the ever-present cigarettes we spoke about his current work in Poland.

Philadelphia Celebrates Polish Coal Mining Heritage
2008 / Features

Philadelphia Celebrates Polish Coal Mining Heritage

October 5, 2008 marked the 75th annual Pulaski Day parade in Philadelphia and at the same time the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Polish Americans with John Smith’s Jamestown settlement.

Stranger Facts, Moving Fictions: Eric Bednarski’s World Premiere
2008 / Films

Stranger Facts, Moving Fictions: Eric Bednarski’s World Premiere

The story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons, and efforts to halt nuclear proliferation – in a new documentary directed by Eric Bednarski.

On Poles and Visas: Andrew Nagorski and Dominic Roszak
2008 / Interviews

On Poles and Visas: Andrew Nagorski and Dominic Roszak

CR asks Dominic Roszak to comment on Canada’s policy regarding visa-free travel from Poland, and Andrew Nagorski for some insights into the American policy.

Sleepless in the Rockies
2008 / Features

Sleepless in the Rockies

True friends are known in misfortune, author Adam Mickiewicz wrote. What about true Poles? They are often found far from their homeland, busy looking for their roots as exiles. And there is no better place to be an uprooted Pole (or polonophile) than at Poland in the Rockies, a biennial conference taking place in Canmore, Western Canada.