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Charles Bronson,  An American Award Winning Actor

  By Ted Rajchel Background According to the Polish-American Encyclopedia, Charles Bronson was born to a Lithuanian-Polish father, who worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. Charles Bronson was born on  November 3, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania.  He...

Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Hero at the Battle of Saratoga: by Ted Rajchal

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Background Colonel Kosciuszko (Kos—choos—KO) set out for America after hearing about fighting in Lexington and Concord in the year 1775. He was already on his way across the Atlantic when the Continental Congress adopted the...

Korczak Ziolkowski: Sculptor of the Crazy Horse Memorial

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    By: Ted Rajchel Background A mountain monument is under construction on privately held land in the Black Hills, Custer County, South Dakota, United States. It will show Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse...

Leopold Stokowski —A Leading Orchestra Conductor of the 20th Century

By Ted Rajchel Background Stokowski is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the Disney film, Fantasia.  He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the...

Voices of Polonia: Witold Pilecki

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Witold Pilecki—Auschwitz Volunteer Who  Told the World About the Nazi Death Camp By Ted Rajchel Background Witold Pilecki was a Polish cavalry officer, intelligent agent, and resistance leader during World War II.  He volunteered to be captured...

Voices of Polonia: Arthur Rubinstein—A Polish-American Classical Pianist

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By Ted Rajchel Background Arthur Rubinstein received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers. He was described by the New York Times as one of the greatest pianists of...

Voices of Polonia Bona Sforza, Italian, Queen of Poland

By Ted Rajchel Background Bona Sforza was an Italian princess, who became Queen of Poland in 1518, as the second wife of King Sigismund I of Poland. At that time no one anticipated how significant the...

Voices of Polonia: The United States Army Arrives in Poland for Military Duty

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Written By: Ted Rajchel The Americans Are Coming American soldiers arrived during a welcome ceremony at the Polish-German border in Olszyna, Poland on January 12, 2017. United States Army troops are being deployed in Poland under...

Martha Stewart— Great American Business Woman and Cook

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By: Ted Rajchel Voices Of Polonia Background Martha Stewart, an American businesswoman, writer, television personality, and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, has gained success through a variety of business ventures, publishing broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce. She...

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By Ted Rajchel The invention of a small electric motor is often referred to as the Great Leap forward for plug-powered domestic machinery.  The new motor, known as the fractional horsepower motor, revolutionized the appliance...