Outreach continues with Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Since 2014, Mrs. Teresa Wontor-Cichy has been a familiar figure at The Polish Mission.  She’s a prominent historian at Research Centre of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (A-BSM) in Oświęcim, Poland, and she’s a distinguished presenter of the history of Auschwitz amidst the Forbidden Art traveling exhibition, presented in North America by The Polish Mission in […]

Forbidden Art is Coming to Wixom!

The powerful and moving exhibition and educational Forbidden Art project will soon be at the Wixom Public Library!  This venue, the seventeenth in the United States, will mark the first time a municipality has undertaken the responsibility to honor the memory of the Holocaust by offering the premier program to their community.  To attend the […]

A Reverent Evening at Madonna University

There is a longstanding history between the Orchard Lake Schools and Madonna University.  Our founder, Fr. Józef Dąbrowski, had a special connection with the Felician order of sisters from Poland, just as the roots of the Polish Seminary (which would later become the Orchard Lake Schools), were being established in Detroit, Michigan.  In later years, […]

Forbidden Art on Display at Madonna University

Welcome to the information page for our partnership with Madonna University, for Forbidden Art, presented in North America by The Polish Mission in exclusive Cooperation with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum of Poland.  Please check this page frequently, since updates and related media will be posted here as they come! Madonna University has many common threads […]

D-Day at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum

We’re back from Kansas!  The Polish Mission team was as proud as ever to have taken part in the D-Day+70 commemoration at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas.  Our Polish Mission delegation included Polish Mission Chairman Dr. Stan Majewski, Vice Consul of the Republic of Poland in Chicago Konrad Zielinski, and Teresa […]

With Deepest Thanks

The Polish Mission would like to extend the deepest of thanks to the many state and religious officials who most graciously lent their support of our very first commemoration of Liberation Day, presented in cooperation with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (A-BSM).  Photos here.  Organized in partnership with Kari Alterman of the American Jewish Committee and […]

Forbidden Art featured in the Jewish Daily Forward

Reporting from New York City, the following article is taken from the Jewish Daily Forward, written by Masha Leon.  See the original article here. “This is the second time I am here,” Poland’s ambassador to the United States, Ryszard Schnepf said from the bimah of Park East Synagogue at the November 12th launch of the New York […]

Your invitation to NYC with The Polish Mission and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Have you heard that we’re in Manhattan?  For the next couple weeks at least!  The Forbidden Art exhibition and educational program has reached the east coast, and we couldn’t be happier about it.  Are you coming? On behalf of the Chancellor-Rector of the Orchard Lake Schools Msgr. Tom Machalski, Vice Chancellor Anthony Koterba, Polish Mission […]

Forbidden Art goes to the Big Apple

The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools is proud to be the exclusive North American partner organization with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for the American tour of the Forbidden Art traveling exhibition.  To learn how you can support the Forbidden Art North American tour, or for more information, contact JJ Przewozniak at (248) 738-6720 or jjprzewozniak@orchardlakeschools.com […]

On the Airwaves…

The link below is an installment of Observations with Bob Fisher entitled Remembering the Holocaust.  Bob’s very special guest is Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywinski, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Dr. Cywiński talked about the Forbidden Art exhibition which is currently touring the country to bring awareness to the atrocities which occurred during World War […]