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: Witold Pilecki

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Witold Pilecki—Auschwitz Volunteer Who  Told the World About the Nazi Death Camp By Ted Rajchel Background Witold Pilecki was a Polish cavalry officer, intelligent agent, and resistance leader during World War II.  He volunteered to be captured...

Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko Hero at Battle of Saratoga

by Ted Rajchal   Background Colonel Kosciuszko (Kos—choos—KO) set out for America after hearing about fighting in Lexington and Concord in the year 1775. He was already on his way across the Atlantic when the Continental Congress...

Voices of Polonia

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By Ted Rajchel Polish Pilots who Fought in the Battle of Britain during World War II On September 1st, 1939 the German army, supported by the air force (Luftwaffe) and navy invaded Poland from three sides....

Voices of Polonia: Leopold Stokowski

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...

Arthur Miller— A Great American Master Playwright

By Ted Rajchel: Background Arthur Miller was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth—century American theater. His most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View...

Korczak Ziolkowski: Sculptor of the Crazy Horse Memorial

    By: Ted Rajchel Background A mountain monument is under construction on privately held land in the Black Hills, Custer County, South Dakota, United States. It will show Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse...

Jane Krakowski—American Actress, Comedian, and Singer

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Background Jane Krakowski was born on October 11, 1968. She is an American actress, comedian, and singer, best known for her starring role as Jenna Maroney in the NBC comedy series “30 Rock” (2006-2013, 2020),...

Mike Krzyzewski, Championship Basketball Coach

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by Ted Rajchel Background Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, nicknamed “Coach K”, is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980 Krzyzewski has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Duke University, where he...

Voices of Polonia: Arthur Rubinstein—A Polish-American Classical Pianist

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By Ted Rajchel Background Arthur Rubinstein received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers. He was described by the New York Times as one of the greatest pianists of...