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September 5 2010 Polish Culture Newsletter

My Dearest Ones!

Today I decided to present you a short overview of one of the most tragic Polish generations. They were about 18 years old when the WW II broke out. Their life changed and instead of happy moments of their adolescence and first loves they had to enjoy tiny triumphs over occupants. But instead of hidden life, to survive the war, they chose fight and - most of the time - death.

Generation of Columbuses
Christopher Columbus strived for discovery of new lands and excitement it gave. Polish generation of youth, called after him, did not choose the discovery they were condemned to. And yet they were to discover their boundaries or, more specifically, the lack of their boundaries in sacrifice they woul


Already now I am inviting you for next week's article on Kamil Krzysztof Baczynski - a great poet, wonderful man and at the same time the member of generation of Columbuses.

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One more thing to share with you. I am just under impression of 'Cartoon history of Poland' that was created for Shanghai Expo 2010 exibition. Yiu can find it at:


As the cartoon is filled with images of historical characters, I decided to make a little competition. How many did you manage to recognise? Take part in tye contest! Post your answers in Polish Culture Forum at:


All the best and have great time with the film!!!

Barbara Swiech,
Polish Culture Editor

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