A Story Unfolding Before Our Eyes

A special report from Michael Traison… After all, what was this long Polish weekend about?  A story unfolding before our eyes.  We are witnesses to the past and the future. First, the context:  September 1 1939 Germany attacks and invades Poland. A Jewish district is quickly established and in October 1940 it is enclosed by […]

Today’s Proud Anniversary

Join The Polish Mission and the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Chicago as we remember and commemorate a proud day our Polish history.  It was our distinguished honor to be present a s the Consulate offered a beautiful commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.  The historic event was marked by the attendance of such guests as honored veterans, state […]

Panorama Gala Was a Success

The Polish Panorama  –  a diorama representing over a thousand years of Polish history and composed of 106 figures  –  has educated and entertained audiences, both young and old, for almost thirty years. Several years ago the importance of renovating the unique pageant became apparent. The first stage of fund raising began with the establishment […]

Spotlight on the Kaniarz Collection

The Polish Mission received a very special donation not too long ago.  Following a phone call from Laurie Kaniarz, her family was on campus only a short time later, with two very special items that would enter The Polish Mission Collections, attributed to the late Mr. Frank Kaniarz.  The two items were a copy of Frankly, The Works, by Frank […]

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 […]

“Polish Concentration Camp” Response

We Respond… Update: Official response from the Polish Consulate in Chicago now online here. Do Poles still matter?  At the time of this writing, Poles everywhere are still shaking off the dust from our last battle for acceptance, when the President made the gaffe about “Polish Death Camps” last May.  The mistake caused understandable uproar, since […]