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Emigration and Genealogy

Children's Polish-Immersion Summer Camp

Polish National Alliance (PNA) Council 21, led by President Jim Mislak, offered a children's Polish language summer camp here at it's large, multi-functional building from June 20 to July 8, 2005. Attending the pilot program were 9 boys and girls ranging in age from 2 to 6, most of whom had at least one Polish speaking parent at home. The focused cultural program was conceived, planned and implemented by PNA Polish language teacher Beata Moskala-Gallaher, assisted daily by Beata Szymonik and Andrzej Carnaggio.

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An Evening With Author Francis C. Kajencki

Military historian and author Francis C. Kajencki was feted here with a special evening at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on June 22, 2005. The affair was hosted by Minister Plenipotentiary Boguslaw Winid and co-sponsored by the Polish Library in Washington, led by President Ryszard Okreglak. Kajencki presented to the attentive audience a short, fascinating synopsis for each of his 5 published books:

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Remembrance Evening commemorating Life of Jan Nowak-Jezioranski

A special Remembrance Evening commemorating the extraordinary life of the late Jan Nowak-Jezioranski - the famed Courier From Warsaw - was held here on February 1, 2005 at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. Nowak had passed away in Warsaw on January 20, 2005 at the age of 91. His actual name was Zdzislaw Jezioranski but he adopted the nom-de-guerre Jan Nowak (the Polish equivalent of John Doe) to protect his real identity during his heroic, legendary and always extremely dangerous resistance activities in Nazi-German occupied Poland during the 6 years of World War II that began in 1939.

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George Roberts - the Luckiest Jeweler in the World

"The 63 days of the Warsaw Uprising caused unspeakable suffering. A quarter of a million people killed - men, women and children. Hundreds of thousands more were expelled, many of them to die in the camps and the convoys."

John Prescott, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, speaking in Warsaw on the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, in Warsaw, Aug. 1, 2004.

When Jerzy Robaczewski and his family stepped off the liner Samaria at Pier 21 in Halifax on New Year's Day, 1954, to begin a new life in Canada, he had already lived several lifetimes.

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Ewa Podleś: Famous Polish Opera Singer

Baltimore, Md.- Ewa Podleś, of Warsaw, Poland, who is presently considered to be the world's leading contralto, gave a spellbinding and absolutely brilliant performance here on October 17, 2004 at Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus. The extensive and demanding program included Brahms, Rachmaninof and Rossini: And this afforded Podles to demonstrate the full range of her artistic capabilities. But on this evening many attendees opined that Podles' piece-de-resistance was the Five Songs by Fryderyk Chopin, sung in her native Polish, which music is appreciated mainly in Poland, much to the world's loss.

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