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Polonia in the USA

30th Anniversary of the Chopin Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. Piano Concert At Polish Embassy. The 30th Anniversary of the Chopin Foundation of the United States was celebrated here on October 18, 2007 at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. Cultural Counselor Mariusz Brymora hosted the gala black tie event.

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Poland's 88th Independence Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. Ambassador Janus Reiter officiated at Poland's Independence Day celebration here at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on November 14, 2006 (the official date is November 11th). The large gathering consisted mainly of Poles, Polonia and a delegation of visiting military officers led by Brigadier General Marek Witczak. The ceremonies were conducted exclusively in Polish due to the uniqueness of the evening's coupling of the anniversary of Poland's independence with the special guest speaker and the introduction of his related, fascinating book, written and printed in Polish.

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The Polish Library in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - You will know that you've arrived at the Polish Library In Washington (PLIW) here at 1503 21st Street, N.W., just west of busy Dupont Circle, when you see the Polish flag wafting in the breeze: The Library, with it's own dedicated entrance, is located on the lower level of the same building that houses the Embassy of Poland Economic and Commercial Section (see the photograph below, left). Its all-volunteer staff will welcome you and they will make every effort to be of assistance.

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Polish-Jewish Heritage Journey

BALTIMORE, Md. - And so it began that 20 youths of Polish (8) and Jewish (12) heritage from greater Baltimore, Md., ranging in ages from 15 to 17, all embarked on a very unique journey of a lifetime to Poland and Israel. They were participating in the cultural exchange program Dialog in Understanding Through Youth (DUTY), under the auspices of the U.S. State Department, with the goal of promoting and strengthening intercultural understanding on the personal and international levels. Reconciling religious differences, and recognizing similarities, is also stressed.

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Paderewski Statue Rests At Polish Embassy in Washington DC

During the spring of 2004 a life-sized, bronze statue of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, weighting approximately 400 pounds, arrived here and was temporarily installed in the garden of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. The monument was created by renown sculptor Jessie Corsaut at the Monterey Sculpture Center in California. The work was commissioned and donated by Harry E. Blythe III, a well known philanthropist, who is dedicated to the preservation of Paderewski's legacy. Mr. Blythe owns the San Ignacio Estate located in Paso Robles, California- a property which was formerly owned by Paderewski.

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