For centuries, the biodiversity of the great forest of Poland’s eastern borderlands was the natural habitat for a diversity of cultures.
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 – Summer
Thoughts on reconciliation by no less a Katyn authority than Professor Anna Cienciala.
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.
Justine Jablonska’s top picks for Polish food in that quintessentially Polish-American city: Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
Allen’s Paul newest book, marking the 70th anniversary of the 1940 Katyń massacre, reviewed by Jane Urbanski Robbins.
The “Old Poles” vs. the “New Poles” in the U.K., and where the twain shall meet.
Joanna Szupinska recounts the wonderful moment in history in 1981 that united workers, students and artists to create a multi-layered exhibition and proposed an altogether new social and political reality. The values of that group continue to influence the mission of the Lodz Biennale.
The artist’s work reveals “A fascination with woman and with questions about her nature and magnetism…”
The coal patch town of Lattimer, Pennsylvania was the scene of one of the most deadly attacks by the coal companies against the defenseless miners and their families. Vince Chesney tells this story with special tribute to “Big Mary” Steptak, an immigrant whose eloquent oratory in several Slavic languages united the miners in their struggle for basic rights.