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Jan Karski, Humanity’s Hero, a Soldier of an Allied Army
2016 Vol. 8 No. 2 - Spring / Features

Jan Karski, Humanity’s Hero, a Soldier of an Allied Army

A special event in San Francisco honoured Jan Karski, and veterans of two allied countries, Poland and the United States. A great thing to do, especially together.

Poland and the United Nations
2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall / Features

Poland and the United Nations

Poland, a signatory of the Declaration of the United Nations in 1942, was excluded from the inaugural conference held in San Francisco in 1945. Piotr Długołęcki traces the diplomatic maneuvers that betrayed a faithful ally.

Chess with the General
2015 Vol. 7 No. 2 — Summer / Features

Chess with the General

Traveling back in time again to 19th Century California where those expert tour guides, Lynn Ludlow and Maureen Mroczek Morris, take us to San Francisco’s lively gathering spot, the New York Casino. Owned by General Kris, the handsomest general in the Union Army, the Casino is known for its convivial spirit along with a steady flow of spirits. A regular patron is Rudolf Korwin Piotrowski who likes nothing more than philosophical discussions about the true nature of “Polishness” between visits to the generous – and free – offerings at the General’s table.

The Korwin Letters: Send Books!
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Features

The Korwin Letters: Send Books!

That Falstaffian model for Sienkiewicz’s Zagłoba – patriot, soldier, miner, merchant, California’s Commissioner of Immigration and, according to Miłosz, a liar, braggart and drunkard (a remarkable CV) – left a colorful unpublished epistolary record at the Jagiellonian library. Discovered by Maureen Mroczek Morris with Lynn Ludlow and Roman Włodek, here they are.

(Don’t) CALL It Frisco
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(Don’t) CALL It Frisco

San Francisco prides itself on its counter-culture culture but few of its citizens know that they caved in to verbal gentrification when its bourgeoisie banned “Frisco.” Stuffed shirts be damned, say Lynn Ludlow and Maureen Mroczek Morris (aka LL & MMM). Bring back “the jolly synonym for the non-Victorian pleasures of the Barbary Coast.”

Polish California: From Pioneers to Silicon Valley
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 — Fall / Features

Polish California: From Pioneers to Silicon Valley

Meet the “Polanders” of California who celebrated their 150th anniversary.

Polish Movie Nite presents Julian Myers: Introduction to Possession
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 — Spring / Films

Polish Movie Nite presents Julian Myers: Introduction to Possession

Polish cinema, viewed and reviewed by Americans, leads them to a better understanding of “the complexities of contemporary Poland.”

Polish Movie Nite presents Marcella Faustini: An Introduction to The Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 — Spring / Films

Polish Movie Nite presents Marcella Faustini: An Introduction to The Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor

Polish cinema, viewed and reviewed by Americans, leads them to a better understanding of “the complexities of contemporary Poland.”

Stefan Norblin: An Artist Comes Home
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Features

Stefan Norblin: An Artist Comes Home

The largest single collection of Polish art is not in Poland, but in India. A special exhibit brings it home, at least for a visit, attracting thousands of visitors to a visual feast.

Polish Movie Nite presents Arden Sherman & Knife in the Water
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Films

Polish Movie Nite presents Arden Sherman & Knife in the Water

Developed during Polish Movie Nite, a series of film screenings at The Polish Club in San Francisco, these texts aim to introduce a wide variety of films that might be classified “Polish.”