November 2018 events


The Polish American Congress
Wisconsin State Division
cordially invites you to the


on Sunday, November 11, 2018

at the Polish Center of Wisconsin
6941 S. 68th Street Franklin, WI 53132

Cash Bar and Raffle: 12:00 pm
Luncheon 1:00 pm

Cost: $35.00 per adult $15.00 per child 12 and under

For additional information, please contact
David Rydzewski at (414)964-2447 or
or Sharon Haberski at (414)281-3063 or

OCTOBER 13, 2018



present a documentary
by Anna Ferens


Polish title:
Rzeczpospolita. Reaktywacja

Anna Ferens will be present to talk about the movie and answer questions from the audience

About the movie: This highly informative documentary tells the fascinating story of the reconstruction of Polish state after Poland regained independence in 1918. The film aptly conveys the spirit of high energy, industriousness and inventiveness of Polish people allowing them to quickly rebuild the country ravaged during the World War I and the defensive war against Bolshevik invasion fought in 1920-1921. The new Polish state faced these challenges head on and against the odds, overcame them with spectacular results. In this vein, the film presents the greatest achievements of politicians, economists, constructors and inventors, whose original ideas, discoveries and creations contributed to the flourishing of Polish economy, science and culture during the interwar period. As expressively documented in the movie, these contributions gained also the international recognition and played an important role in the development of science and engineering fields around the world. (2018, 59 min).

Polish-American scholars interviewed in the film includes prof. Dominic Pacyga of Chicago, prof. Donald Pienkos of Milwaukee, and prof. Wacław Szybalski of Madison.

About the director: Anna Ferens is a director, screenwriter, producer and journalist – well-known to Polish and U.S. audiences for the award-winning documentaries as well as television series and short features (awards and filmography). She graduated with a master’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Warsaw, but studied also Serbo-Croatian at the University of Warsaw and Advertising for Business at the French Institute of Government in Warsaw. She currently heads the Documentary Programming Division for TVP1 & TVP2 in Poland.

Location: Polish Center of Wisconsin
6941 S. 68th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53132


Irena Fraczek

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October 2018 Events

October is the

November 11, 1918 is
Poland’s ‘Fourth of July’

This year is particularly special since it marks the 100th Anniversary of the proclamation of Poland’s independence. That day is also important in America and elsewhere because it marks the end of the First World War on the western front in Europe. Today November 11 is observed in the United States as Veterans’ Day.

The Wisconsin Polish American Congress in cooperation with the Polish Center of Wisconsin is proud to sponsor a series of three presentations that deal with Poland’s rebirth.

These presentations begin at 7:00 p.m. in the
Veterans Room of the Polish Center of Wisconsin
and are free and open to the public

Recalling the Centennial of the End of World War I
and the Rebirth of Independent Poland

Dr. Donald Pienkos, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, (UW-Milwaukee)
Thursday, October 11th, 7 p.m.

Poland’s Central Place in Five Critical Twentieth Century Events
Dr. Donald Pienkos, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, (UW-Milwaukee)
Thursday, October 11th, 7 p.m.

100 Years of United States-Poland Relations
Dr. Neal Pease, Professor of History (UW-Milwaukee)
Thursday, October 25th, 7 p.m.

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