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: 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: 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...

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 by Ted Rajchel

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Polish-American Jan Krawiec, a Nazi/Auschwitz Survivor Background John (Jan} F. Krawiec was born on June 15, 1919, in Bachorzee, Poland. He received his elementary and high school education in Przemysl, Poland. In July 1939 he...

Martha Stewart— Great American Business Woman and Cook

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By: Ted Rajchel Voices Of Polonia Background Martha Stewart, an American businesswoman, writer, television personality, and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, has gained success through a variety of business ventures, publishing broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce. She...

Voices of Polonia; Howie Mandel- Man of Many Talents

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By Ted Rajchel Howie Mandel —A Man of Many Talents Background Howard Mandel is a Canadian comedian, television personality, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, and game show host. He hosted the CNB (originally NBC) game show...

Leopold Stokowski —A Leading Orchestra Conductor of the 20th Century

By Ted Rajchel Background 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 the...

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...

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),...