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Karol Badyna's statue of Polish resistance fighter, Jan Karski (NYC) in front of the Polish Embassy Poland Ww2, Army History, Polish People, Memorial Museum, Art Sculptures, Central Europe, Statue, My Heritage, Sculptures

NYC: Polish Consulate - Jan Karski statue

Karol Badyna's statue of Polish hero, Jan Karski, was unveiled in front of the Polish Consulate on November 11, 2008--Poland's Independence Day. The statue depicts Karski sitting on a bench, on 37th Street and Madison Avenue, which was renamed Jan Karski Corner, playing chess. Jan Karski (real name: Kozielewski, 1914-2000) was a Polish Catholic World War II resistance fighter and scholar at Georgetown University. In 1942 and 1943 Karski reported to the Polish government in exile and the…

Krystyna Skarbek (aka Christine Granville & Madame Pauline Armand) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who became a legend in her own time for her daring exploits in intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. Great Women, Amazing Women, Amazing People, Brave Women, Badass Women, Portraits, Women In History, Famous Women, Mug Shots

SPY WEEK Famous Polish Spies - Krystyna Skarbek

Krystyna Skarbek Krystyna Skarbek (1 May 1915 – 15 June 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who became a legend in her own time for her daring exploits in intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She was a British agent just months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and had been the longest serving of all British women agents during World War II. Skarbek was extremely resourceful and quite persuasive. Because of her influence the SOE…

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Helena Modrzejewska (Modjeska) (born Oct. 12, 1840, Kraków, Pol.—died April 9, 1909, Bay Island, Newport Beach, near Los Angeles), Polish-American actress whose repertory included 260 Shakespearean and contemporary roles, some in both Polish and English. Famous Polish People, Famous People, Muse Music, Unusual Art, Krakow, Newport Beach, American Actress, Art History, Photo Art

Helena Modrzejewska (Modjeska) (born Oct. 12, 1840, Kraków, Pol.—died April 9, 1909, Bay Island, Newport Beach, near Los Angeles), Polish-American actress whose repertory included 260 Shakespearean and contemporary roles, some in both Polish and English.

Anna Held, A Polish stage performer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband Judy Garland, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Folies Bergeres, Ziegfeld Follies, Ziegfeld Girls, Vintage Burlesque, Showgirls, Vintage Beauty

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Anna Held (Polish, 1872-1918) - A stage performer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband

Wanda Rutkiewicz was a Polish mountain climber. She was the first woman to successfully summit Famous Polish People, Polish Mountains, The Descent, The Chosen One, Mountain Climbers, Great Women, Mountaineering, Mount Everest, Baltic Sea

Wanda Rutkiewicz (1943–1992) was a Polish mountain climber. She was the first woman to successfully summit K2. On 16 October 1978, she became the third woman, the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In 1986 she became the first woman to successfully climb and descend K2, which she did without supplemental oxygen, as part of a small expedition led by Lilliane and Maurice Barrard. The Barrards died on the descent, becoming two of thirteen climbers to die on K2 that…

Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko, priest from Poland. He was murdered on 19 October 1984 by Polish communists. Poland History, Catholic Beliefs, Pray For Us, Persecution, Priest, Blessed, Faith, Polish People, Profile

Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko, priest from Poland. He was murdered on 19 October 1984 by Polish communists.

Ruth Handler, executive of Mattel Toy company, posing with collection of Barbie dolls, Barbie And Ken, Barbie I, Barbie World, Barbie Stuff, Tilda Swinton, Madame Alexander, Brigitte Bardot, Ute Lemper, Maria Callas

Ambassador Motor Hotel - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Irena Szewinska - Between 1964 and 1980 she participated in five Olympic Games… Famous Polish People, Poland Country, Polish Language, European Championships, Rosa Parks, Important People, Historical Images, Sports Stars, My Heritage

Irena Szewinska - Between 1964 and 1980 she participated in five Olympic Games, winning seven medals, three of them gold. She also broke six world records and is the only athlete (male or female) to have held a world record in the 100 m, 200 m and the 400 m events. She also won 13 medals in European Championships.

Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pianist” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” died Sunday. Famous Polish People, Poland People, Poland History, Native Country, Roman Polanski, Baltic Sea, Composers, My Heritage, The Republic

Wojciech Kilar, composer on ‘The Pianist,’ ‘Dracula,’ dead at 81

Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pianist” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” died Sunday. He was 81.

 She died while climbing Kangchenjunga. Famous Polish People, More And Less, Mountain Climbers, Climbing, Central Europe, Long Hair Styles, Mount Everest, Skiing, Roots

Wanda Rutkiewicz (1943 - 1992) - mountain climber. First woman who reached K2 summit. She died while climbing Kangchenjunga.

 Jerzy Popiełuszko:courageous young priest martyr who became chaplain and… Catholic Saints, Roman Catholic, My Heritage, My People, Priest, Human Rights, Role Models, Christianity, Pastor

Bl. Jerzy Popiełuszko:courageous young priest martyr who became chaplain and spiritual leader of trade union in Poland in t/1980's. At 37, Fr. Popiełuszko was brutally murdered by Communist agents for his outspoken defense of his people, & proclaiming t/teachings of t/Church on human rights & t/dignity of t/human person. Over 700,000 attended his funeral, & a national shrine at his grave in front of his parish church in Warsaw is visited by a million people yearly. He was beatified in 2010.