2021 DYKP Contest, KF Gallery and Dr. Pease lectures

Do you know Poland

Join in the fun and enter Competition

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The contest challenges all to give their knowledge of Polish heritage a test by identifying images on the new cover of the “Do You Know Poland?” booklet.

There are no prizes in this contest other than the pride of excelling in knowledge of Polish heritage and publicized recognition for winning the contest.

Winners will be announced by March 15, 2021 on this website and later in the national PAC newsletter.

The entry should include a short description of each image in the mosaic, starting at the 11 o’clock position and moving clockwise from outer edge to the center.

The best way to see the enlarged image is to download the booklet and use the Adobe Reader size controls.

► download the booklet here ◄


Click here for the PDF document with more detailed submission rules and a reprint of Mr. Rydzewski’s introduction of the contest in the national PAC newsletter.

2021 KF galleryThe Kosciuszko Foundation Gallery listed in the Do You Know Poland booklet is now open for virtual touring.

The gallery includes works by great Polish painters such as Jan Matejko, Józef Chełmoński, Jacek Malczewski, Wojciech Kossak, Tade Styka, Józef Brandt, Władysław T. Benda and others.

The gallery is located in the Van Alen Mansion, one of the NYC’s architectural treasures,
the Foundation’s home since 1945.

Click here – or on the image above –
to enter the gallery.

Poland Through the Centuries:
Who, What, Where, When?

In a series of lectures recorded on the invitation from the Polish Center of WI, Prof. NEAL PEASE (UW-Milwaukee) explains how much Poland, its boundaries and the very idea of Polishness, have changed over the centuries

Click here – or on the image below –
to view the first lecture2021PCW lecture


From the Kosciuszko Foundation FB page, here comes an extraordinary online report from the journey along the frontiers of pre-war Poland – including the territories of today’s Poland (Kashubia, Greater Poland, Silesia), through the Czech Republic and Ukraine, to Belarus, Latvia, and Lithuania.

The journey is not about stone pillars, but ordinary people who, despite the
atrocities of the 20th century, were trying to survive on the erased border
say authors Tomasz Grzywaczewski and Kaja Grzywaczewska.

Click here to begin the journey

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2020 Help Enact Resolution commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Katyn Massacre

Your help is needed to enact the resolution commemorating:
the 80th Anniversary of Katyń Forest Massacre

To get involved, please contact the Washington, DC office of your State’s
Members of the House of Representatives and/or Senators to co-sponsor
House Resolution 986 (H.Res.986) and Senate resolution 566 (S.Res.566).

This resolution commemorates the Polish soldiers and civilians who were
murdered by the NKVD at the Katyń Forest Massacre, and it condemns the
Kremlin’s continuing efforts to spread disinformation about this mass murder.

By calling the Washington, DC offices of our Congresswomen and Congressmen we as Polish Americans show our civic engagement. The Washington, DC offices of our Members of the House of Representatives record the number of phone calls received from their constituents on pending legislation. We must make our Polish American voices heard on Capitol Hill. The more members of the Polish American community who participate, the more likely it is that we will make an impact.

You can find your Wisconsin Representatives’ contact information by searching HERE.

Below is a suggested phone script:

My name is ___________ and I am a constituent residing in zip code ________. I am calling to ask Representative _______________ to support House Resolution 986, a resolution commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Katyń Forest Massacre. This resolution honors the Polish soldiers and civilians who were shot on Stalin’s orders by the Soviet People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs, also known as the NKVD, in Katyń Forest and several other killing grounds in the western Soviet Union, in April 1940 when Stalin was Hitler’s ally. This bi-partisan resolution condemns Russia’s continuing efforts to spread disinformation about the Katyń Massacre and World War II. Passing this resolution will strengthen our alliance with Poland, one of our oldest and most reliable allies, as well as serve as a gesture of solidarity with Polish Americans, many of whose loved ones were murdered on Stalin’s orders.

House Resolution 986 H.Res.986 (a PDF copy can be downloaded here) is sponsored by Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-3), and co-sponsored by Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9), Christopher Smith (R-NJ-4), Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8).

House Resolution 986 S.Res.566 (its text is identical to H.Res.986) is sponsored by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).

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