2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer

Kresy: First the Forest
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

Kresy: First the Forest

For centuries, the biodiversity of the great forest of Poland’s eastern borderlands was the natural habitat for a diversity of cultures.

Poland, Russia, and Katyń – Is Reconciliation Possible?
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

Poland, Russia, and Katyń – Is Reconciliation Possible?

Thoughts on reconciliation by no less a Katyń authority than Professor Anna Cienciala.

The Officer’s Wife: A Conversation with Director Piotr Uzarowicz
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Films / Interviews

The Officer’s Wife: A Conversation with Director Piotr Uzarowicz

Piotr Uzarowicz’s grandfather was one the officers murdered at Katyń. His moving film examines how a political conspiracy of silence left bare his family’s wounds of war.

Day-Tripping in… Białystok
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Travel

Day-Tripping in… Białystok

Christian Davies and Eric Bednarski take a day trip to Białystok, and find that it’s a fitting analogy to Poland as a whole.

A Son’s Pilgrimage to Monte Cassino
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features / Travel

A Son’s Pilgrimage to Monte Cassino

A pilgrimage is a journey to a shrine, holy place or any place of historical interest. Monte Cassino turns out to be all three.

Not Your Grandma’s Pierogi: A Guide to Polish Food in Chicago
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Travel

Not Your Grandma’s Pierogi: A Guide to Polish Food in Chicago

Justine Jablonska’s top picks for Polish food in that quintessentially Polish-American city: Chicago.

Ruthenia, Galicia, Bieszczady: The Land of My Grandmothers
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Travel

Ruthenia, Galicia, Bieszczady: The Land of My Grandmothers

A 4-month long round-the-world adventure brings the author to the lands of her ancestors. Anna Tomascovic-Devey explores the mountain ranges, valleys, forests, and cities of Poland and Slovakia.

Uprooting Halina – A Journey From Siberia to Iran and Canada
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

Uprooting Halina – A Journey From Siberia to Iran and Canada

Kinia Adamczyk’s short film captures the indomitable spirit of Halina Babinska, remarkably courageous at the age of 10, still an inspiration 60 years later.

CR Recommends Four Grand Documentaries
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Films

CR Recommends Four Grand Documentaries

• Children in Exile
• Modjeska, Woman Triumphant
• Nine Days That Changed the World
• The Soviet Story

Polish Orphans of Tengeru: The Dramatic Story of Their Long Journey to Canada 1941-49
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Books

Polish Orphans of Tengeru: The Dramatic Story of Their Long Journey to Canada 1941-49

Author Lynne Taylor documents the dramatic story of a group of Polish orphans who were exiled to Siberia, escaped via the Middle East, and grew up in Africa. They finally came to Canada – in defiance of claims by the communist regime that the children belong to them.