Voices of Polonia Bona Sforza, Italian, Queen of Poland

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By Ted Rajchel Background Bona Sforza was an Italian princess, who became Queen of Poland in 1518, as the second wife of King Sigismund I of Poland. At that time no one anticipated how significant the...

Voices of Polonia-Johnny Lujack—Football Great— Heisman Trophy Winner

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By Ted Rajchel Background He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and professionally, for the Chicago Bears. Lujack was the first of several successful quarterbacks who hailed from Western Pennsylvania. Others include...

Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Hero at the Battle of Saratoga: by Ted Rajchal

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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 adopted the...

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 By Ted Rajchel

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Jerry Lewis Actor, Singer, Filmmaker & Humanitarian Background Jerry Lewis was born Joseph Levitch, March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, to a Jewish family. His parents are Daniel “Danny” Levitch (1902-1980), a master of ceremonies...

Voices of Polonia: Agrippa Hull, Military Orderly to Colonel Thaddeus Kosciusko

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  By Ted Rajchel Background Somewhere between three and four hundred Black men served in the continental army during the Battle of Saratoga. It is difficult to tell exactly how many because soldiers were not identified by...
World War II

The Polish Military in the Many Battles of WWII

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By Ted Rajchel | Columnist  During World War II the Polish military represented the Allies, the fourth largest fighting force, after the American military, the English military, and the Russian military, who made the name...

Voices of Polonia

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By Ted Rachel Esperanto is a constructed auxiliary language.  Its creator was Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, a Polish eye doctor.  He created the language to make international communication easier.  His goal was to design Esperanto in...

Michael Bloomberg

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Voices of Polonia  Mayor of New York City 2002-2013 By: Ted Rajchel Background Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist. His net worth is estimated at 53.4 billion U.S. dollars as of July, 2017, ranking...

Voices of Polonia By Ted Rajchel July 2021

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General Casmir Pulaski, George Washington’s Cavalry Background   Many brave men have come to the aid of America's independence.  Many had to leave their homelands in search of new freedoms.  One of these men became a...