New book celebrates Polish heritage
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:12:02 GMT
Dozens of local Poles gathered in Chicopee on Saturday, Dec.9 to honor and celebrate their shared heritage with all Polish immigrants who settled in Western Massachusetts. The afternoon began with a book signing by local authors Joseph Carvalho III, Wayne Phaneuf and a panel of segment writers of, "Polish Heritage: A History of a Proud Community in Western Massachusetts," at St. Stanislaus School in Chicopee.
Early Polish Scientists Commemorated in Manapouri
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:12:01 GMT
The work of a father and son pioneering Polish scientists will be commemorated with a plaque unveiling at Manapouri on Tuesday 12 December. Southland District Council staff have been working with the Polish Embassy in Wellington on a plaque to be placed at Pearl Harbour commemorating the botanical discoveries of scientists Johann and Georg Forsters, who were on Captain James Cook's second southern expedition.
75 Years Ago, Brave Poles Documented Nazi Atrocities
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:40:43 GMT
As we search for leaders of integrity and bravery, we would do very well to remember the actions of some outstanding and honourable Poles during World War II. Readers may be unaware that December 10 is the 75th Anniversary of an extraordinary but sad historical document, " The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland ," a report published in 1942 by the London-based Polish Government in Exile under the name of Count Edward Raczynski, Minister of Foreign Affairs.