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Obituaries with a connection to Poland.

Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
16 Jun 2011 #1
The guy who wrote Schindler's list. The actual list, not the film script.

The obit mentions Krakow, Auschwitz etc.
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
26 Jul 2011 #2
Merged: Polish-born ex-US military chief John Shalikashvili dies

US President Barack Obama hailed his "only in America" story, born on June 27, 1936, in Warsaw to Georgian refugee parents fleeing Russia's Bolshevik uprising.

General Shalikashvili was granted US citizenship in 1958, six years after emigrating to Illinois. It was his first citizenship ever, as he had previously been considered stateless. He learned English from John Wayne movies.

The Polish-born General Shalikashvili became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1993, serving under then president Bill Clinton until he retired in 1997.
Piast Poland 3 | 182
26 Jul 2011 #4
A great man for American and world "elite".
delphiandomine 88 | 18,322
26 Jul 2011 #5
US President Barack Obama hailed his "only in America" story

And no matter what anyone says - *that* is why America is #1 in the world.
isthatu2 4 | 2,702
26 Jul 2011 #6
so where have all the positive posts been dumped to in this merging? leave piasts vileness in but delate condolances..............weird modding going on or what?
isthatu2 4 | 2,702
27 Jul 2011 #8
Rather easily actually ,as nasty little hate spreaders such as yourself are usually frustrated cowards in both the moral and physical sense.
OP Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
26 Oct 2011 #9
Wing Commander Tadeusz Sawicz. (303 squadron)

When the Germans invaded his homeland, Sawicz was serving in Poland with the 114 Fighter Flight of No 1 Air Wing. On September 1 1939, despite flying an antiquated biplane fighter, he damaged a Messerschmitt Bf 109. On September 5 he was appointed a deputy commander of his squadron, and over the next few days was credited with destroying two enemy bombers and damaging two more.
30 Nov 2011 #10
Merged: Translator of Polish Poets Pietro Marchesani Has Died

The eminent Polish philologist, Italian Pietro Marchesani has died in Genoa at the age of 69 years. He was a translator of a whole galaxy of contemporary Polish poets.

Poems translated into Italian by Pietro Marchesani include works of Wislawa Szymborska, Zbigniew Herbert, Czeslaw Milosz and Tadeusz Rozewicz.

Pietro Marchesani was born in February 1942 in Verona. After graduating from Catholic University in Milan, he worked as a teacher of Italian language in Leningrad and at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Krakow university awarded him the title of Professor Honoris Causa in 200. Lately Marchesani has been teachingPolish literature at the University of Genoa.

Last year, the Book Institute awarded him the prestigious “Trans-Atlantic” for the popularization of Polish literature in the world.

He translated the poetry of Zbigniew Herbert, Czeslaw Milosz, Tadeusz Rozewicz and Wislawa Szymborska, the prose of Tadeusz Konwicki, Witold Gombrowicz and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, and plays by Slawomir Mrozek.
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
30 Nov 2011 #11
Merged: Poland's last known Battle of Britain vet buried

Tadeusz Sawicz 97, was buried in Poland six weeks after his death in Toronto.

A pilot in the Polish Air Force at the time of the 1939 German invasion of Poland, Mr. Sawicz was among the first to face the formidable power of the German Luftwaffe.

The main Polish fighter, an open cockpit biplane, had once been considered the most advanced in the world, but Polish pilots soon discovered it was horribly outdated against German Messerschmitt Bf 109s. Nevertheless, Mr. Sawicz was able to score at least two kills in the opening days of the conflict.

Sawicz was among the 145 Polish pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, 31 of which died in action.

In the 1940 Battle of Britain, German bombers pounded Britain's ports, airfields and cities in a bid to destroy its defenses in preparation for either invasion or surrender.

Six weeks after Tadeusz Sawicz breathed his last in a Toronto nursing home, his ashes arrived in Poland Tuesday to a hero's welcome.

A Canadian resident since 1957, the 97-year-old former airman and general was the last surviving Polish veteran of the Battle of Britain.

"General, welcome in Poland, we shall always remember what you have done for the Republic of Poland," said Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak as Mr. Sawicz ashes were received at Warsaw military airport by a joint contingent of Polish and British troops. Mr. Sawicz was named an honorary brigadier-general in 2006 by Poland's president at the time, Lech Kaczynski.

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
4 Dec 2011 #13
Merged: Hanuszkiewicz dead at 87

Adam Hanuszkiewicz has passed away at a Warsaw hospital at 87. Born and raised in Lwów, after the Red Army entered Poland he helped set up a theatre group in the regimist army. He was known for taking the p-ss out of Polish patriotism and romantic tradition. I attended his Balladyna at the Wielki Theatre, where his heroine was riding round the hall on a motorbike. He also took controversial libertiess with Shakespeare, Dostoevsky and Chekhov.
likupfer 1 | 3
17 Dec 2011 #14
Merged: Great story :Jewish girl's Polish savior from Auschwitz dies, age 90.

Jewish girl's Polish savior from Auschwitz dies, age 90
Catholic Jerzy Bielecki spirited his Jewish girlfriend Cyla Cybulska out of the Nazi concentration camp in a daring rescue.
17 Dec 2011 #15
RIP Jerzy: if more people were as brave as you, WWII would have ended in September 1939.
OP Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
8 Jan 2012 #16

Jerzy Kluger: was a friend of and worked with John Paul II

Count Andrzej Skarbek

this obit shows a little history of Poland and what is now Ukraine

Adolf Kardynal.

tags: Siberia, General Anders, Monte Cassino
Zachariah 1 | 26
1 May 2012 #17
Merged: Chester Grabowski of Clifton, newspaper publisher and advocate for Polish-Americans, dies

I want to post a tribute to Chester Grabowski who passed away last Wednesday. He stood up and took action to preserve the honour of all Polonians. May his spirit live on.

You an read about him here...

P.S I have subsribed to the family's news service the Post Eagle to show my appreciation and support. It is only $35 for a year subscription. I encourage everyone to do the same.

OP Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
5 Aug 2012 #18

mention of WWII, travel and charity work in asia

"Count Arthur Tarnowski, who has died aged 82, was a Polish aristocrat who, as a child, served as an messenger boy for the Polish underground Home Army and narrowly escaped death after his country fell under the Soviet yoke."

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