CNN’s Cooper Explains Dyngus Day Laughter

Dyngus Day is a Polish-American, day-after-Easter tradition celebrating the end of Lent. It features people playfully sprinkling each other with water and swatting one another with pussy willows to show their amorous interest. Cooper laughed through a report Tuesday on Dyngus Day. It was part of the “RidicuList” segment on “Anderson Cooper 360.” Through his […]

The New York Times is at it again or rather go to school again, please!

New York, N.Y. (4/09) .. The New York Times today reported on the poem Germany’s Gunter Grass wrote critical of Israel’s foreign policy in the Middle East. In attempting to describe the theme of Grass’ 1959 Novel, “The Tin Drum,” a misrepresentation of Poland’s history was offered.  The Downstate N.Y. Division of the Polish American […]

Background Note: Poland

March 22, 2012Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Background Note: Poland Official Name: Republic of Poland    PROFILE Geography Area: 312,683 sq. km. (120,725 sq. mi.); about the size of New Mexico. Cities (2008): Capital–Warsaw (pop. 1,716,855). Other cities–Lodz (768,755), Krakow (755,050), Wroclaw (634,893), Poznan (570,352), Gdansk (461,865). Terrain: Flat plain, except mountains along southern border. Climate: Temperate […]

Associated Press bans phrase “Polish death camps”

The Associated Press has joined The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and Yahoo! Inc., in changing their Stylebook regarding concentration camps. According to David Minthorn, Deputy Standards Editor and AP Stylebook co-editor, the new entry in The AP Stylebook reads as follows: concentration camps For World War II camps […]

Poland Leads Wave of Communist-Era Reckoning

WARSAW — For all that Poland has accomplished since the fall of the Iron Curtain, it has long resisted fully coming to terms with its Communist past — the oppression, the spying, even the massacres. Society preferred to forget, to move on. So it may come as a surprise that Poland and many of its […]

Polska? Tak! Poland? Yes!

Enjoy Poland through eyes of others! What’s special about Poland? Together with Val Kilmer, Natalie Portman, Russell Crowe and many other world celebrities discover the uniqueness of Poland! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

The New York Times about Polish presidency of EU

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Polish American Congress Northern New Jersey Division in the Record Saturday May 21, 2011

Area Poles rally around bill to ease visa restrictions Saturday, May 21, 2011 Last updated: Saturday May 21, 2011, 1:02 PM BY MATTHEW MALYSA AND JOHN C. ENSSLIN The Record Staff Writers Local Polish-Americans are hoping that a bill pending in Congress will make it easier for their relatives to visit them from Poland. The […]

The New York Times changes stylebook on concentration camps

The Kosciuszko Foundation petition gets results: Dear Mr. Storozynski: After further discussions of the concerns raised by you and others, Times editors have decided to add an entry to the newsroom’s stylebook specifically cautioning journalists to avoid misleading phrases like “Polish concentration camp.” As we have already pointed out, editors immediately took steps to correct […]

The New York Times moves Dachau to Poland!

The New York Times corrected its caption under a picture posted on its website and referred to by Mr. Storozynski’s letter below explaining that it was a mistake to place Dachau in Poland. See the link to the page with the caption: EditorTop, Qadhi and other American Muslim clerics pray at the Dachau concentration camp […]