Polish Heroines: Irena Sendler

On October 19, 1965 a tree was planted at the entrance to the Avenue of the Righteous in Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The plaque bore the name: Irena Sendler. For the next 34 years this remained the only public recogni-tion for one of […]

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Polish Culture: Independence Day

Poland’s Independence Day – commemorating the country’s regained inde-pendence on 11th November 1918 after 123 years of partitions and rule by Russia, Prussia and Austria – is one of the most important national holidays in Poland. The state holiday was formally introduced in 1937, but soon after it was banned […]

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Polish Heroines: Helena Rubinstein

Krakow never disappoints those who have a keen ear for its tales and an inquisitive eye for its lesser-known sites. Take a walk down Szeroka Street in the heart of Kazimierz and stop for a minute at #12 amid the leisurely crowds of tourists, diners and passers-by. Do you hear […]

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