Their story is told in Path to Glory, a film that will premiere in the US in April and in Poland in August. Justine Jablonska interviews directors Jen Miller and Sophie Pegrum.
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 — Spring
In 1918, the noted Polish mathematician, Zygmunt Janiszewski argued that Poland’s existence would continue through the ideas of talented Polish mathematicians. Joseph Pomianowski agrees, noting that Janiszewski’s Fundamenta Mathematicae contributed both to mathematics and to the revival of Polish national culture.
There are many motives behind this race to the center of the Earth: money; energy independence; and even the fame that comes with pushing technological limits further. In themselves they are not evil, but where do these pursuits end – and where does the threshold of Inferno begin?
This May, Pope John Paul II will be beatified, following the recognition of his first miracle. The month of May also marks the 14th anniversary of the pastoral visit of the Pope to Lebanon – a country whose religious diversity dragged it into a bloody and destructive civil war that lasted fifteen years.
Aquila Polonica’s beautiful new edition of the 1942 classic is attracting attention not only as a “real time” tour de force, but it’s filling a great need. No less a magazine than the Atlantic Monthly, or Flying Magazine for that matter, wonder why they never knew about these heroic Polish airmen.
The Yale historian’s new book, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, is about the 14 million civilian deaths in the area between Berlin and Moscow at the hands of Hitler and Stalin in the space of 12 years. Western historians have been silent on this subject for far too long.
In Siberia, nature transcended Gulag; the earth and the sky were eternal while the Soviet regime, with its warped theories and senseless cruelties, was transitory. “We regarded them as a transient evil, a physical, brutal power which must sooner or later wither away.”
Yes, those WWII death camps really were Germany’s camps, whether in Germany itself or in countries Nazi Germany occupied. If there were a “Teacher of the Year” award, it would certainly go to KF’s president, Alex Storozynski.