The Capitol City!

Ah, it’s good to be in Warsaw.  Our arrival last night would have been better had there not been a mixup with the hotel that made us unpack, pack, and pack again around 11 pm.  I suppose an optimist may see that as some kind of hustle-bustle charm, but after living out of suitcases for […]

Direct from Senatorska St…

Whew!  Who know there were such great Belgian waffles in Warsaw? This update is coming to you live from the Waff’love, right across the street from MuzHP, after a long day’s work at the museum.  Today my colleague, wonderful host, and Head of Collections at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Ela Cajzer wrapped up a national […]

To Warsaw!

Time for a change of scenery.  Without a moment to loose, yesterday my wonderful host and Head of Collections Ela Cajzer and I were on the rails to Warsaw.  We took the last train from Katowice (there’s a Beatles reference for ya), and wound up at the platinum towers on Grzybowska street just in time […]

Ghetto Uprising Commemoration at WSU

Join the Polish Mission and Wayne State University in commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on May 8, 2013, at a special remembrance program offered on Wayne’s campus in Detroit.        

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 […]

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 […]