72nd Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz at West Point

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday February 8 2017, 3:17 pm EST): The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning in effect from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST on Thursday, February 9.  All guests are advised to take responsible measures for personal safety in consideration of severe weather.  DO NOT attempt travel is you feel unsafe. […]

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 […]

Forbidden Art at University of Michigan-Dearborn

Welcome to the information page for our partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn, 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! Forbidden Art was created […]

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 […]

Don’t Be a Passive Bystander

Marcin Chumiecki attended the 70th Anniversary commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz in Poland on Tuesday, leading a team of vigilant like-minded representatives from the United States.  This year’s anniversary was massive in scale and remarkable in content.  Please click the below link to be redirected to the website of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum’s website […]

Forbidden Art creates impact at UN, assembly on genocide looks to a better future

“Denying historical facts, especially on such an important subject as the Holocaust, is just not acceptable. Nor is it acceptable to call for the elimination of any State or people. I would like to see this fundamental principle respected both in rhetoric and in practice by all the members of the international community”. -UN Secretary-General […]

BREAKING NEWS: PM and “Forbidden Art” travel to UN

Download the press release PDF here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Director Marcin Chumiecki (248) 217-1153 mchumiecki@orchardlakeschools.com US Project Manager JJ Przewozniak (248) 738-6720 jjprzewozniak@orchardlakeschools.com America’s oldest Polish cultural Mission partners with Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and the Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations to begin nationwide observance of 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz liberation at the United […]

A Look Back at 2014

Happy New Year from The Polish Mission! It’s hard to believe that 2015 arrived already. Didn’t we all just get used dating everything “2014?” We certainly kept busy last year, with Forbidden Art traveling around the country, the opening of several exhibits here on our Orchard Lake Campus, and commemoration events throughout the nation. As we […]

Traces of Memory at Holocaust Memorial Center

Through gracious partnership with Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja, the exhibit Traces of Memory will show at the Holocaust Memorial Center until November 26, 2014. Traces of Memory pieces together a picture of the relics of Jewish life and culture in Polish Galicia that can still be seen today, interpreting these traces in a manner which is […]