Voices of Polonia : December 2021

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By Ted Rajchel   Rena Spiegal: A Diary of World War II Renia Spiegel Wrote a Diary About Her Life During World War II Background   Renia Spiegel wrote a diary about her life during World War II.  This...

Charles Bronson,  An American Award Winning Actor

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  By Ted Rajchel Background According to the Polish-American Encyclopedia, Charles Bronson was born to a Lithuanian-Polish father, who worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. Charles Bronson was born on  November 3, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania.  He...

Voices of Polonia: Artur Rodzinski–Polish Orchestra Conductor of Opera and Symphonic Music

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Artur Rodzinski (1 January, 1892-27 November 1958) was a Polish conductor of opera and symphonic music. He is especially noted for his tenures as a music director of the Cleveland Orchestra and the New...
Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler, Who Served in the Polish Underground During WW II

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by Ted Rajchel Irena Stanislawa Sendler was a Polish humanitarian, social worker, and nurse who served in the Polish underground resistance during World War II in German occupied Warsaw.  From October, 1943 she was head...

Voices of Polonia: John Gronouski Jr.

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By Ted Rajchel As postmaster general, Gronouski added the use of the zip code, instituted a vertically improved mail system of delivery, proposed to do away with airmail postage, and reclassified first class mail as...

Voices of Polonia – Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish Screenwriter and Director

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By Ted Racjchel | Columnist  Krzysztof Kieślowski, (June 7th, 1941-March 13, 1966) was a Polish film director and screen writer. He is known internationally for “Dekalog” (1989), “The Double Life of Veronique” (1991), and “The...

Voices of Polonia: Leopold Stokowski

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By Ted Rajchel Stokowski  is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the  Disney film, Fantasia.  He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned...

Voices of Polonia

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By Ted Rajchel Itzhak Perlman -- Great Classical Violinist Background Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. He has a great charm and humanity, as well as a remarkable talent. He is loved by...

Voices of Polonia: Polish Female Pilots Serving During World War II

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  By Ted Rajchel     Background   Polish female pilots played a major role in the resistant movement in occupied Poland.  They often put themselves in the front lines of war.  Here are short biographies of four determined women...

Voices of Polonia: August 2021

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By Ted Rajchel The History of Poland The History of Poland Background—Poland in the Middle Ages The written history of Poland began in the 10th century.  At that time Poland was ruled by a dynasty called the Piasts. ...