Letter of Reconciliation of the Polish Bishops to the German Bishops

Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council in 1962, its aim being adaptation of the Church to the contemporary world situation and conditions. The Polish Catholic clergy was focused at the time on a pastoral programme called the Great Novena, which was supposed to prepare Poles in the Polish People’s Republic to the 1000th…


The MS Piłsudski - "The Polish Titanic"

The MS Piłsudski, a luxury Polish passenger ship during the interwar period, was widely considered a symbol of the newly independent Poland’s access to the sea. That is, until it sunk mysteriously in 1939, earning the nickname “the Polish Titanic.” by Anna Zhou   Modern, sleek, luxurious, the MS Piłsudski was the pride of the…


Bronisław Piłsudski: researcher of the Ainu

Bronisław Piłsudski was the older brother of Józef Piłsudski, one of the leaders responsible for bringing about Poland’s return to independence in 1918 after more than one hundred and twenty years of partitions. Józef’s decision to become involved in the independence movement was largely influenced by the fate of Bronisław, who participated in an anti-tsarist…


Rudolf Weigl. The man who defeated typhus

He was not born Polish, but became a Pole by choice. Rudolf Weigl was a pioneer in using lice to breed typhus germs and the creator of the first effective vaccine against this terrible disease. by Piotr Abryszeński   Rudolf Weigl was born in Moravia to an Austrian family on 2 September 1883. After his…


Opening of "The Holodomor and Now More Genocide" exhibition

Even 17 persons per minute was the Ukrainian population’s fatality rate at the peak of the Great Famine (1932–1933), artificially generated by the communist authorities of the Soviet Union. Left unpunished, that genocide, as well as how today’s Russia is seeking to annihilate the Ukrainian nation are the themes of the exhibition “The Holodomor and…


Faith Hillis awarded prestigious prize for her book about Russian Émigrés

Faith Hillis from the University of Chicago was awarded the Wayne S. Vucinich Prize for her book “Utopia’s Discontents: Russian Émigrés and the Quest for Freedom, 1830s-1930s”. The scholars recognized the book as the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies. Established in 1983, the Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize is awarded…


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