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Remembrance, Commemoration, Education, and Celebrating Life
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Remembrance, Commemoration, Education, and Celebrating Life

The Canadian segment of the March of the Living and the March of Remembrance and Hope, under the direction of Eli Rubenstein, commemorates, educates and celebrates life with love and respect for all people in our troubled world.

Jakub Lejbowicz Frank
Books

Księgi Jakubowe (The Books of Jacob)

Winner of Poland’s NIKE Award, Tokarczuk’s book is a spellbinding journey in a literary time machine to a mysterious era in the distant past. No English translation yet, but in the meantime, Małgorzata Dzieduszycka-Ziemilska’s review gives you a glimpse into a world at once historical, and surreal.

The Polish Hearst
Books

The Polish Hearst

Early Polish immigrants to the United States had a voice — and a lively press to record it. Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann’s new book tells that story. Karen Majewski reviews.

1905, A Very Good Year
Commentary

1905, A Very Good Year

For anyone who missed the grand party at the Metropolitan Opera on May 2, 1905, here is a report from Lynn Ludlow and Maureen Mroczek Morris, who know everybody who is anybody in Polish California.

The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939-1945
Books

The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939-1945

Joshua Zimmerman’s groundbreaking book carries out “two fundamental tasks of the historian: restoring the buried sense of historical contingency and recognizing the human proportion of experiences still painfully fresh.” Tom Frydel reviews.

The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland
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The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland

For a fast forward to the 21st century, Joanna Mishtal’s aptly titled “The Politics of Morality” weighs in on contemporary issues seemingly just as contentious in Poland as in America. Jodi Greig reviews.

Three Films at the EUFF
Films

Three Films at the EUFF

Poland’s “Bogowie” is a very exciting cardiology story. Really! Finland/Estonia’s “The Fencer” is about the graceful – but oh, so bourgeois – art of fencing. And a quirky doc about Shakespeare.

Bulletin Board Winter 2016
Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board Winter 2016

Even if you don’t read Polish, check out this inspiring story in our new partner’s newspaper, GAZETA. The pictures and video will leave you in awe. More…

PHOTO: Nevilley
2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall

Welcome to Fall 2015!

Welcome to autumn at Cosmopolitan Review! Our trumpets announce a long awaited film about Kościuszko; we review the highs and lows of a difficult era; and take a look at books old and new.

Potsdam and Poland
2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall / Commentary

Potsdam and Poland

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.

Poland As An Ally: WWII Photo Essay
2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall / Features

Poland As An Ally: WWII Photo Essay

From Norway to Africa, from Russia to the Atlantic, in the air and on the sea, the Polish forces were there for their allies. Justine Jablonska pays tribute to the bravest and most loyal men and women of WWII.

Kościuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time
2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall / Films

Kościuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time

There are more statues of Kościuszko in the United States than any other historical figure except George Washington. When Kościuszko talked about freedom, he meant it. So why don’t Americans know who he is? This documentary is a must for a national broadcast. PBS, take note.

The Ethnic and Religious Diversity of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth: Still Relevant Today?
2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall / Books

The Ethnic and Religious Diversity of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth: Still Relevant Today?

Ethnic and religious diversity are now hot topics, something never tried before. Really? The Commonwealth warrants new attention. Thaddeus Gromada provides an introduction.