The unflappable, ever courteous Jonathan Lipman was living a life filled with friendship and laughter. Suddenly his daughter asked her mother not to speak Polish in public. You never know where a populist’s hatred will strike next.
Commemorations hold a special place in national memory; historians have an obligation to protect the emerging social history from being eclipsed. Tom Frydel explains.
Loss of territory, no reparations from Germany, a dictatorship imposed from abroad, and no safe return for Polish veterans and wartime exiles. In Washington, London and Moscow power and duplicity ruled; honor and integrity collapsed. M.B.B. Biskupski comments.
When the Soviets deported Polish citizens from their zone of occupied Poland, the Poles began a journey that would cover several continents and oceans. Among the most amazing is the saga of the children’s odyssey.
Compared to Keats, Marcel Proust, and even to “Bob Dylan, William Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda and James Dean rolled into one,” Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński was passionate, erotic, heroic, idealistic and incomparably prolific. His life and his art were one, his death made him legend.
Martin Grzadka is a pragmatic, successful businessman who loves to promote Canada-Poland business. But when he writes about his feelings when the national anthems of his native land and his adopted country were played in the presence of the two countries’ heads of state, well you can almost hear the heartbeats.
Warsaw, a “green capital”? Indeed, says, Adam Sulkowski, reporting in from the 2013 COP19 Climate Summit in Poland’s vibrant, thriving and – yes, ever greener – capital.