Marie Leczszinska

Voices of Polonia – Marie Leszcznska, France’s Polish Queen

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By Ted Rajchel | Columnist  This is the correct spelling of the surname in modern Polish; various other spellings are also used in English and French. Marie Leczszinska, (23 June 1703—Versailles, 24 June 1768) was a...

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...

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),...

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...

Voices of Polonia by Ted Rajchal

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Theresa Bernstein-American Artist and Writer Background Theresa Ferber Bernstein (March 1, 1890 to February 13, 2004) was an American artist and writer born in Krakow, Poland, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She received her art training...

Voices of Polonia

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        Voices of Polonia: by Ted Rajchal Polish Underground Resistance Polish Underground Resistance Movement During World War II Background The Polish underground resistance movement in World War II, with the Polish Home Army at its forefront, was the largest...

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. ...

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...

Voices of Polonia By Ted Rajchel

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...

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...