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  • This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

    12/04/2016 10:13:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Craig Gilmore
    Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw. Unsure if these gentlemen were indeed who they claimed to be, I didn’t invite them in. But I knew exactly what they were seeking: My partner, David, and I had purchased this very portrait — ostensibly the work of a different artist — a decade earlier from a major auction house in...
  • Nov.11,2016 Poland Fulfils The Covenant With God

    11/14/2016 10:43:46 AM PST · by Matt_DZ_PL · 5 replies
    * Independence Day and 1st Holy Mass Celebrated in Temple of Divine Providence * Poland Fulfills The Covenant With God In Gratitude For Freedom from 1791 * Poles waited for this 225 years * Oratorio "The Covenant" by Michal Lorenc November 11, 2016 Photo - Mazur/ “We have been waiting for this moment for 225 years,” emphasized the Metropolitan of Warsaw, Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, at the beginning of the first Mass celebrated in the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw’s District of Wilanow. On November 11th, Poland’s Independence Day, this church, under construction by the Poles since the adoption of...
  • In Poland, Obama confronts a legacy reality check

    07/12/2016 2:22:49 AM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 July 2016 | Kevin Liptak
    Barack Obama confronting again the frustrating sting of his unfinished business. The lingering shortfalls of his presidency -- on guns, race, war, and politics -- seemed to confront Obama in each hallway and beyond every podium during his stop in the Polish capital. Obama insisted Saturday he's not keen to assess his own legacy as his term winds down, preferring to leave that task to historians. He says he's focused more on finishing his presidency at a sprint. And for the first time in years, a majority of Americans say in polls they approve of his job performance. That doesn't...
  • Over 200,000 Poles join marches for life across nation to support abortion ban

    05/18/2016 1:11:23 PM PDT · by MNDude · 8 replies
    WARSAW, Poland, May 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life advocates held over 140 marches across Poland on Sunday, with participants totalling somewhere between 200,000-300,000 despite bad weather in some cities. The Center for the Support of Family and Life Initiatives has coordinated the events since 2006 on May 15, a pro-life feast in Poland. A local committee with representatives from social and church organizations organizes each march. Some marches took place before May 15, and others will happen in June. The march’s theme was “Every life is priceless,” a reminder of the value of every life, most specifically that of the...
  • March 5 is the anniversary of Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech

    03/04/2016 6:59:11 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 7 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 03/04/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow. ~ Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) (speech, Fulton Missouri, 5 March...
  • Women march in Warsaw for greater accessibility to abortion

    03/06/2016 10:55:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 6, 2016 11:29 AM EST
    Hundreds of women have marched in Warsaw to demand greater accessibility to abortion, better working conditions and more state support in raising children. […] Abortion in Poland is allowed when pregnancy endangers the woman’s life, is the result of rape or incest, or when the fetus has an incurable defect. Women’s rights activists are concerned that these regulations may be toughened by the ruling conservative Law and Justice party. …
  • "Warsaw Concerto" composer Richard Addinsell (London Symphony Orch -- Mathieson conducts) 1941

    12/30/2015 10:13:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Richard Addinsell
    "Warsaw Concerto" was composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight. It is played by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Muir Mathieson. It seems the film studio wanted a famous Rachmaninoff piece, but that was too costly--the next best thing is to pay a composer to write in the manner of Rachmaninoff (with some Grieg, too). Louis Kentner is at the piano. Louis Kentner is not named on the disc label nor on the original matrix cards, probably because as a "serious" performer he did not wish at that time to be associated with a film. If this was the...
  • Turkish Prime Minister: Greek Cyprus May Be Willing to Give Up Veto on EU Talks with Turkey

    12/13/2015 9:44:33 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-13-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    While "Syrian" refugees are flooding Europe -- in large part due to Turkey's policy aimed at letting them pass freely through the country and into Europe -- and Turkey is embroiled in an escalating crisis with Russia, the European Union seems to be willing to take Turkish accession talks further than ever before. According to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, there are now "strong signals" that Greek Cyprus is willing to remove its veto on five negotiation chapters Ankara wants opened in order accelerate Turkey’s formal entry into the European Union; Turkey has been an associate member since 1963. "There...
  • POLAND: San Damiano Cross officially displayed in the Main Session Hall of the Government.

    12/10/2015 3:14:29 AM PST · by Matt_DZ_PL · 5 replies
    Niezalezna.PL ^ | 8 Dec., 2015 | (TR)
    [Translated from Polish]The San Damiano Cross (the Franciscan Cross) has been officially hung over the entrance door in the Main Session Hall of the Council of Ministers of Poland, right opposite the Prime Minister`s chair. The decission has been accepted unanimously by all Ministers of the Polish Goverment. As a result of the October`s general elections, the conservative party Law & Justice gained the absolute majority in the Polish Parliament and since then has formed a government which replaced 8 year-old rules of the liberals of the Civic Platform.The cross has been hung in place of the wall clock, which...
  • "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland

    11/26/2015 8:23:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 26th November, 2015 | Kristiane Sherry
    "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland What is thought to be the world's oldest Cognac sold at auction was opened in Poland recently to inaugurate a partnership between a Swiss watchmaker and a corporate collector. The Gautier Cognac was purchased by collector Wealth Solutions in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organised by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in New York. The bottle itself dates back to 1762 and was recognised as the oldest Cognac sold at public auction to-date when it went under the hammer. It was opened during a ceremony to mark the partnership...
  • Just two days before the Paris attacks, 50,000 Polish patriots stand up to say “No” to Islam

    11/15/2015 6:18:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/15/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Paris has changed everything for Poland but even before the Paris attacks, her patriots joined together to say, “Enough!” As the rest of Europe is rolling over and playing dead for the swarms of barbaric Muslim invaders their leaders have willingly invited into their midst, the Poles are saying a loud “Nie!” to the continent’s suicide. Just two days before the Paris attacks, around 50,000 Poles gathered in the center of Warsaw to show the world and the European Union they will not welcome Islam into their country and they have loudly affirmed, “We are a Catholic Christian country. There...
  • Poland lurches to right with election of Law and Justice party

    10/25/2015 5:09:33 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 25, 2015 | Alex Duval Smith
    Poland consolidated its rightwing shift on Sunday as exit polls showed voters had handed an absolute majority in its parliamentary election to Law and Justice, a Eurosceptic party that is against immigration, wants family-focused welfare spending and has threatened to ban abortion and in-vitro fertilisation.
  • Poland's Eurosceptic conservatives triumph in vote - exit poll

    10/25/2015 1:41:44 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 85 replies
    Poland's eurosceptic Law and Justice party (PiS) is on course to unseat the ruling Civic Platform (PO) after eight years in power, an exit poll showed on Sunday …
  • The Warsaw ghetto uprising: Armed Jews vs. Nazis

    10/13/2015 10:43:27 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2015 | David Kopel
    During World War II, 30,000 Jewish partisans fought in Eastern Europe, in their own combat units. In Western Europe, where anti-semitism among the conquered gentile population was less severe, Jews were able to participate as individuals in the national resistance, rather than having to fight in separate units. For example, in France, Jews amounted to less than one percent of French population, but comprised about 15 to 20 percent of the French Resistance. One of the most successful battles of the Jewish resistance was the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Nearly every Jew who participated was eventually killed — but they were...
  • Belarusian protesters decry planned Russian air base

    10/04/2015 3:49:48 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 4, 2015 | Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 1,000 opposition activists on Sunday protested Russia's plans to establish a military air base in Belarus, saying it would turn the former Soviet republic into a Kremlin "vassal." They claim the base would add to regional tensions already heightened by the conflict in Ukraine, and make it impossible for Belarus to maintain neutrality between Russia and the West. Belarus borders Russia, Ukraine and three members of the European Union and NATO: Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has refrained from commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin's initiative to establish the base. Analysts say...
  • Russian Media Abuzz With Anticipation of Putin's UN Speech "speech that will change the world."

    09/28/2015 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 122 replies ^ | Sep 28, 2015, 9:05 AM ET | The Associated Press
    Russian Media Abuzz With Anticipation of Putin's UN Speech By The Associated Press MOSCOW — Sep 28, 2015, 9:05 AM ET Russian media are abuzz with anticipation of President Vladimir Putin's speech at the UN. Putin is in the United States for the first time since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March 2014 and threw its support behind separatist rebels in Ukraine. What is more, Russia's recent military buildup in Syria has raised concern in the West about Putin's future steps there. A state-owned news channel has run a countdown to the opening of the UN General Assembly on...
  • 'If Europe Opens its Gates to Muslims, There Will be Beheadings Here' [Lech Walesa]

    09/27/2015 10:48:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/20/15 | Yossi Melman
    More than three decades on from the events that shot him to fame, Lech Walesa, the co-founder of Solidarity, is enjoying himself as Poland’s ‘enfant terrible.’GDANSK – It was difficult to know whether Lech Walesa was cynical, joking or dead serious. Maybe all of the above. His direct approach to, and simplistic views of, a complicated international reality can embarrass the listener. Nevertheless, it is clear that the former president of the Polish Republic – a Nobel Prize laureate, who co-founded Solidarity, contributed to the collapse of the Soviet bloc and became an icon of liberty and freedom – can...
  • Poles furious after Russia blames them for starting WWII

    09/26/2015 1:18:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 92 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 26, 2015 | VANESSA GERA
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Russian ambassador to Poland has sparked outrage for putting some of the blame for World War II on Poland, creating a new spat amid deepening tensions between the Slavic nations. Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreev on Friday described the Soviet's 1939 invasion of Poland as an act of self-defense, not aggression.
  • UK Museum Calls Jews Who Fought Nazi Germany ‘Terrorists’

    09/24/2015 8:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/2015, 12:37 PM | Ari Soffer
    London’s Imperial War Museum has removed an offensive exhibit branding Jewish soldiers who fought the Nazis during World War Two as “terrorists.” The Simon Wiesenthal Center lodged its own formal complaint with the Museum following widespread outrage, after it was revealed that a display on the Jewish Brigade of the British Army was described as “terrorist activities.” A poster of Jewish warriors was captioned: “Terrorist activities: Men of the First Battalion Jewish Brigade during a march past”; adding, “The Jewish Brigade was formed in September 1944 and fought in Italy under the British Eighth Army. Many of its members went...
  • April 10, 2010: Polish Air Crash in Smolensk, Russia

    09/19/2015 6:45:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 53 replies
    The Smolensk Crash News ^ | 2015-09-19 13:12:48 | The Smolensk Crash News
    On the 10th of April 2010, the Polish military plane, Tu-154, was involved in a fatal crash in the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all the crew and passengers aboard. The deaths included the Polish President and First Lady, the last Polish President in exile, the Chief of the General Staff, Commanders-in-Chief, the Chairman of the Polish National Bank, the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, as well as a number of MP's, senators and prominent figures of the Polish elite, among the 96 dead. April 10, 2010 Polish Air Crash This incident, which includes these prominent deaths, naturally...
  • Youths march through Warsaw on Soviet invasion anniversary

    09/18/2015 6:47:10 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | September 17, 2015 2:29 PM | AFP
    Warsaw (AFP) - Around 5,000 Polish youths wearing military uniform and carrying Kalashnikov replicas marched through Warsaw Thursday, pledging to come to their country's aid if necessary amid concern over Russian activity in neighbouring Ukraine. The unprecedented rally took place 76 years to the day after the Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland at the start of World War II -- just weeks after Nazi Germany attacked the country from the west.
  • Glenn Beck vows to smuggle Syrian Christians into U.S.

    09/15/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    WND ^ | September 15, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    'I have former CIA people going over, and they're vetting everybody right now' Published: 13 hours ago Radio host Glenn Beck says he will find a way to smuggle Christian Syrians into the U.S., even if his efforts land him in prison. “Stop asking for permission! Stop thinking we need permission. … I asked if my audience could raise $10 million before Christmas to bring the Christians in from Syria. We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over, and they’re vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler...
  • We really can’t succeed against ISIL without Turkey: US

    09/07/2015 3:32:46 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 24 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 8/15/2015 | Verda ÖZER
    U.S. President Barack Obama’s Deputy Special Envoy to the Global Anti-ISIL Coalition, Brett McGurk, who was in Ankara this week to finalize the Incirlik agreement between Turkey and U.S., has said Washington “can’t succeed against Daesh without Turkey,” speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News in an exclusive interview via Skype. “The threat of Daesh is extremely serious. It’s not going away. It’s growing. It’s a challenge the world has never seen before,” McGurk said, emphasizing the two countries’ close collaboration up to now. He also said Turkish F-16’s will fly with U.S. jets from Incirlik very soon and the only...
  • Greek Foreign Ministry Confirms Received U.S. Request To Deny Russia Use Of Greek Airspace

    09/07/2015 6:10:06 AM PDT · by Fennie · 85 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 7, 2015
  • Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Rebukes Moscow, Underlines Importance of Ties with Rome

    09/07/2015 5:58:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople underlined the importance of ecumenical ties with Rome, and criticized the resistance of the Russian Orthodox Church, in an August 29 address. The Ecumenical Patriarch—recognized as the “first among equals” of the world’s Orthodox leaders—stressed the primary importance of ecumenical affairs, and reiterated that his role involves “protecting the unity of the whole Orthodox Church.” He said that opposition to ecumenical unity reflects a “diabolical” impulse. Patriarch Bartholomew said that his continuing contacts with the Holy See are a critical component of his ecumenical work. He expressed his enthusiasm for the planned worldwide Orthodox...
  • Russia outraged by Poland's removal of Soviet war memorial

    07/04/2015 7:14:38 PM PDT · by MikeNJ · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/4/2015 | Marcin Goettig and Polina Devitt
    MOSCOW/WARSAW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it was outraged by Poland's destruction of a Soviet war monument, warning Warsaw of the "most negative consequences" after what it said was a flagrant violation of an agreement between the two countries on protecting memorial sites. Poland has been one of the most vocal critics of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014. Russia and Poland share a history of conflicts and the disagreement over war memorials is likely to add to tensions. "Warsaw must finally understand that the 'war of monuments' unleashed in Poland may have the most negative consequences,...
  • Hackers ground 1,400 passengers at Warsaw Airport

    06/21/2015 8:16:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Around 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT were grounded at Warsaw's Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline ground computer systems used to issue flight plans, the company said. The computer system was hacked in the afternoon and fixed after around five hours, during which 10 of the state-owned carrier's national and international flights were canceled and about a dozen more delayed, spokesman Adrian Kubicki said.
  • Belzec: The Forgotten Camp

    12/09/2013 4:05:44 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 62 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 12/9/2013 | Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt
    I wanted to go to Belzec (pronounced Biwzhets) because no one really does. One million Jews died there in the span of nine months - and hardly anyone knows about it. I felt it was a pilgrimage to a holy site: the second largest (after Treblinka) Jewish graveyard in history. Mike Tregenza was my guide. He is a non-Jewish, English historian who lectures at Lublin university. According to Sir Martin Gilbert, he is the world expert on Belzec. Belzec is a sleepy little hamlet in southeast Poland. A few thousand people live there. All seem to be related in some...
  • March for Independence in Warsaw, Poland; Russian embassy on fire

    11/12/2013 2:09:48 PM PST · by Matt_DZ_PL · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Steve Gutterman
    Russia demands Polish apology over embassy violence by Steve Gutterman MOSCOW Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:08am EST Riot police form a cordon in front of the Russian embassy during the annual far-right march, which coincides with Poland's national Independence Day in Warsaw November 11, 2013...
  • Warsaw Uprising in colour

    08/20/2013 8:39:40 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/20/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Black and white silent footage taken during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis have been turned into a mesmerising feature movie with sound and colour. The film is a riveting account of the fierce house-to-house fighting against the German army that began on August 1 and ended 63 days later with the insurgents surrendering, following the deaths of some 200,000 rebels and residents. Titled Warsaw Rising, the film shows the crews that the Polish resistance Home Army sent fanning through the city to chronicle the uprising.
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Jacksonville teen went to Middle East to train with terrorists, prosecutors say

    07/19/2013 12:20:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via ^ | July 18, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. According to the indictment, Bell had planned to travel to the Arabian Peninsula and join Ansar Al-Sharia, which is an alias for al-Qaida there. The group has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012, which killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The...
  • Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah Financier Detained [Wassim el Abd Fadel]

    01/24/2013 4:30:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    INFOSUR ^ | 24/01/2013 | By Marta Escurra for
    "Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah financier detained Wassim el Abd Fadel, a Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship, faces human trafficking and narco-terrorism charges."  SNIPPET: "ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Wassim el Abd Fadel is behind bars inside Tacumbú prison in Asunción, Paraguay, as he awaits trial on human trafficking, money laundering and narco-trafficking charges. But Paraguayan authorities suspect the Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship’s involvement in crime is much greater, which is why he’s being investigated for financing the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Fadel, 31, was arrested on Dec. 21 in Ciudad del Este, which is on the border shared by Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, about...
  • Jews Outraged by Hitler Statue in Warsaw Ghetto

    12/29/2012 9:35:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2012, 10:30 PM | Elad Benari
    An artist has caused huge controversy after placing a statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the Daily Mail reports. Some Jewish groups have expressed fury at the decision to install the provocative artwork in the area where thousands of Jews were forced to live during the rule of the Nazi regime. In total, around 300,000 Jews from the Ghetto died or were sent to their death in concentration camps. The statue by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, entitled “HIM”, has attracted a large number of visitors since its installation last month, reported the Daily...
  • Obama appoints Vicious Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas Muslim Warsaw Human Rights Conference

    10/03/2012 8:44:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 3, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    It is not difficult to see what a horror a second Obama presidency will look like. Obama is consistent in his foreign policy -- anti-freedom, pro-jihad. Four years into his presidency, the world is radically transformed, and soon will be unrecognizable. Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas Muslim Leader Is US Delegate to Warsaw Human Rights Conference His most infamous statement was during a radio interview on September 11, 2001, accusing Israel of the attack on the WTC. Lori Lowenthal Marcus, Jewish Press For two weeks every year, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe holds what it refers to as the world’s...
  • There Is A City : Tribute to the Heroes of The Warsaw Uprising (August 1, 1944)

    08/01/2012 4:45:10 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/31/2012
    Once a year on August 1st, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII cost over 200 000 lives and destruction of the capital.
  • White House Damaging Relations With Warsaw, Poles say

    07/31/2012 1:59:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/31/2012 | Reuben F. Johnson
    Kiev—Last week’s surprise announcement of U.S. Ambassador to Poland Lee Feinstein’s retirement highlighted a string of policy missteps by the Obama administration that have left many in the Polish government and population questioning Obama’s commitment to the two nations’ alliance. Steven D. Mull, who served as ambassador to Poland from 1993-97 and was also part of the team that negotiated Poland’s entry into NATO, will replace Feinstein, who reportedly had a falling out with the Foreign Minister, Radoslaw Sikorski. Conversations with Poles reveal that they feel as if President Obama values his “re-set” in relations with Moscow more than relations...
  • As Romney Finishes Visit to Polish Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Press Screams, "What About Your Gaffes?"

    07/31/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 169 replies
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Kristinn
    Reporters accompanying presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney yelled questions at Romney about his so-called mistakes and gaffes on his foreign trip as the candidate left the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw today.The barrage prompted one of Romney's press aides, Rick Gorka, to lose his cool at reporters. Of course, those reporters are making the aide's profanity the story and not their own incredible rudeness.A transcript of the incident via CNN's Jim Acosta in Warsaw:CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip? NYT: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for...
  • Euro 2012: Anger as Russia fans march through Warsaw

    06/12/2012 6:52:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 June 2012
    Police in the Polish capital Warsaw are on full alert as Russia fans marched through the city centre in a celebration of Russian independence day. Poland and Russia were drawn together in the European Championships group stage.
  • East Europe gays, lesbians march in show of pride [& State Dept's mission to export homo agenda]

    06/04/2012 9:28:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    WARSAW, Poland -- Hundreds of gays, lesbians and their supporters marched Saturday through the capitals of Poland and Latvia, demanding more rights in Eastern European societies where they still face high levels of intolerance. The parades were supported by the governments of the United States and other Western countries who are pushing for an end to discrimination and violence toward gays. . . In Riga, U.S. diplomats took part to show their support. They said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked American officials to be more active in promoting equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people...
  • Courage and Inspiration, Across the Centuries

    04/20/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 20, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of Lexington and Warsaw... By April 19, 1775, the British armed forces had been occupying Boston, Massachusetts for almost seven years. Soldiers demanded room and board from the residents of this religious town, founded over a century before by immigrants seeking a safe and hospitable place to live and work and practice their quiet, respectable, honorable denomination. But the British grew ever more tyrannical in the 1760s, until soldiers were underfoot, on the corner, in the shops, in the Bostonians’ very homes. Their freedom – the liberty their ancestors had braved the dangers of ocean voyage...
  • Obama lays wreath at Warsaw Ghetto memorial

    05/27/2011 4:54:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    JTA ^ | 5/27/11 | staff
    (JTA) -- President Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland’s capital city. Obama was joined at Friday’s wreath-laying ceremony by members of the local Jewish community and Holocaust survivors. In the 1943 uprising, lightly armed Jewish fighters battled German forces trying to liquidate the ghetto for nearly a month. Politico reported that a woman attending the ceremony raised the issue of Israel with Obama, telling him, “It’s the only Jewish state we have, and we trust you,” to which the president responded, “I will always be there for Israel,” an exchange...
  • Modesty is the M.O. for Polish heroine Irena Sendler ( lost Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore )

    04/22/2011 5:55:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 6+ views
    San Francisco Jewish Community Publications ^ | April 21, 2011 | michael fox
    Irena Sendler was a 29-year-old social worker when the Nazis walled the Jewish quarter of her beloved Warsaw. The occupiers ruthlessly exacerbated the suffering in the ghetto by forbidding Poles from helping Jews. Sendler originally smuggled food and medicine into the ghetto, but changed tactics once she saw that the Nazis’ aim wasn’t humiliation but annihilation. “Very quickly we realized that the only way to save the children was to get them out,” she recalled. Sendler and her cohorts began smuggling Jewish babies and adolescents from the ghetto with their parents’ blessing. The women acclimated the kids to non-Jewish homes...
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising remembered at 68th anniversary

    04/20/2011 6:06:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | 19th April 2011
    Tributes were paid in Poland's capital on Tuesday to those who took part in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis exactly 68 years ago. Wreaths were laid at Warsaw's Monument to the Ghetto Heroes by a number of top state officials, including the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Deputy Speaker of the Senate, Zbigniew Romaszewski, and Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. Representatives from the embassies of Israel, the US and Germany were also in attendance, while the presidential advisor on historical policy, Thomas Nałęcz, laid a wreath on behalf of President Bronisław Komorowski. The Warsaw Ghetto...
  • SABATON – „Uprising“ video trailer online!

    08/02/2010 12:14:55 PM PDT · by lizol · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Nuclear Blast ^ | 30.07.2010
    SABATON – „Uprising“ video trailer online! A teaser of the upcoming video clip "Uprising" by Swedish epic power metal superstars SABATON has been broadcasted on Polish TV this week! Check it out at: The clip, marking one of the biggest productions in heavy metal, features famous Hollywood actor Peter Stomare (8MM, Fargo, The Big Leboswki etc) and is about the Warsaw Uprising in 1944! The clip will premiere on August first, the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising in Poland and worldwide on August 3 via MySpace | |
  • Poland marks heroic, tragic Warsaw uprising (pictures)

    08/01/2010 1:54:00 PM PDT · by lizol · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Times LIVE ^ | Aug 1, 2010 | Dominika Maslikowski
    Poland marks heroic, tragic Warsaw uprising Aug 1, 2010 6:53 PM | By Dominika Maslikowski, Warsaw observed a minute’s silence Sunday, as the city stopped to pay tribute in commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising — the heroic but doomed 1944 fight back against Nazi occupation. Buses and trams came to a stop and people in streets and cafes stood to show their respects when the sirens wailed at the exact moment Sunday when Varsovians took up arms against their German occupiers. “You can destroy a city, and its infrastructure,” said Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz at the...
  • Rare 3D film shows Warsaw devastated after WWII

    07/28/2010 11:50:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 7/28/2010
    Polish historians have created an unusual 3D film that documents the shocking sea of rubble that Warsaw was reduced to during World War II. Jan Oldakowski, the director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, says it is mainly meant for young people who do not realize the degree to which Poland's capital was destroyed from 1939-45.
  • Anti-Israeli Graffiti Spraypainted in the Warsaw Ghetto

    07/08/2010 12:53:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 7/8/10 | by Stephanie L. Freid
    There are some things you just don’t do. It doesn’t matter how unconventional you may think you are or how desperate you are to get a message out there. Some lines are simply not meant to be crossed. Last week, a group of pro-Palestinian Israeli activists chose to demonstrate against Israeli policy in Gaza by spraying graffiti on one of the last remaining walls of Poland’s Warsaw Ghetto. The group, without a doubt, crossed that line. The left-leaning protestors held a rally near the wall and then sprayed graffiti in Hebrew and English calling for all ghettos — including Gaza...
  • Poland foresees U.S. interceptors in place by 2018

    07/02/2010 9:28:25 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/2/2010 | Reuters
    <p>The United States will deploy SM-3 interceptor missiles in Poland between 2015 and 2018 under its plan to defend NATO allies in Europe from possible Iranian attack, a Polish official said on Thursday.</p> <p>The interceptors, which target short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, are part of President Barack Obama's revamped missile defence system.</p>
  • We Want God! (31 years ago today, Pope John Paul II changed the World.)

    06/02/2010 9:27:26 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 7 replies · 244+ views ^ | April 7, 2005 | Peggy Noonan
    On June 2, 1979, the Pope arrived in Poland. What followed will never be forgotten by those who witnessed it. He knelt and kissed the ground, the dull gray tarmac of the airport outside Warsaw. The silent churches of Poland at that moment began to ring their bells. The pope traveled by motorcade from the airport to the Old City of Warsaw. The government had feared hundreds or thousands or even tens of thousands would line the streets and highways. By the end of the day, with the people lining the streets and highways plus the people massed outside Warsaw...