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August 8, 2012

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Irena Szewińska

Irena Szewińska is one of the world’s most multi-talented athletes of all time. A winner of seven medals (three of them gold), Szewińska has participated in FIVE Olympic games, has broken 10 world records, and is the only athlete, male or female, to have held a world record in the 100m, 200m, *and* the 400m… Read more

June 29, 2012

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Tadeusz Kościuszko

Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (aka Thaddeus Kosciuszko) is arguably the most legendary figure in Polish history. There are countless bridges, streets, squares, and landmarks named after him – there are also more statues of him in the U.S. than any other historical figure – apart from George Washington of course. Yet few people know who… Read more

May 31, 2012

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Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Lem was a Polish writer, journalist, theoretician, and literary critic whose popular works are among the most respected and well-known within the science fiction genre. He approached science fiction as a vehicle for exploring philosophical concepts – and his works, often written in a satirical tone, featured such themes as the nature of intelligence,… Read more

April 19, 2012

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Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, 1810 – 1849, was a renowned Polish-born pianist and composer whose musical legacy continues to resonate with people today. Inventor of musical forms such as the instrumental ballade, Chopin also revolutionized other types of compositions such as the piano sonata, the waltz, the nocturne, and the polonaise. Need more proof of his… Read more

March 8, 2012

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Wisława Szymborska

Wisława Szymborska (pronounced Vee-Swah-Vah Shim-Bor-Ska), was one of Poland’s most popular poets, who rose to international fame when she won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. Sadly, she passed away last month, but we were once again reminded of why she is one of our all-time favorite writers. Not just because she happens to… Read more

February 14, 2012

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Private Wojtek

Wojtek, pronounced “voytek”, was a magnificent 500 lb Syrian brown bear who served in World War II alongside a unit of Polish soldiers. Adopted as a cub by members of the Second Corps – Wojtek grew up among the soldiers believing he was a man just like the others. He loved cigarettes, drank beer right… Read more

January 13, 2012

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Mikołaj Kopernik

Mikołaj Kopernik, better known as Nicholas Copernicus, was a Polish astronomer and mathematician who paved the way for modern astronomy. He was the first to formulate, in full mathematical detail, the idea of a heliocentric solar system – a sun centered model in which the planets rotate around the Sun – and also that the… Read more

December 16, 2011

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Karol Józef Wojtyła

Karol Józef Wojtyła, born May 18, 1920, was an avid skier, cyclist (high-end Italian bike makers, Colnago, built him a special golden bike), fluently spoke ten languages (Polish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and English), once sang a duet with Sir Cliff Richard, survived an assassination attempt, and, oh, became the first non-Italian pope… Read more

November 7, 2011

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Maria Skłodowska-Curie

Maria Skłodowska Curie was a physicist, chemist – and all around rad woman. Oh, and did we mention she was Polish? To kick off our series of “Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Polish,” we’ve decided to commemorate Mme. Curie, as she was later known, who is arguably the most famous female scientist of all… Read more

September 29, 2011

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Polish Day Parade

Thousands decked out in red and white face paint will line New York City streets this Sunday, October 2, 2011 to celebrate all things Polish. Brace yourself as neighborhoods like Greenpoint are overtaken by honking, souped-up, flag-adorned cars blasting Polska Rootz and being all sorts of Polish. The occasion? Polish Day! Ceremoniously commemorated with the… Read more

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