Arthur Miller— A Great American Master Playwright

By Ted Rajchel: Background Arthur Miller was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth—century American theater. His most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View...

Voices of Polonia: Leopold Stokowski

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By Ted Rajchel 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...

Voices of Polonia: John Gronouski Jr.

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By Ted Rajchel As postmaster general, Gronouski added the use of the zip code, instituted a vertically improved mail system of delivery, proposed to do away with airmail postage, and reclassified first class mail as...

Voices of Polonia: Jadwiga of Poland, Queen and Saint

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Jadwiga of Poland, Queen, and Saint Queen Jadwiga of Poland was the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland, reigning from the 16th of October 1384 until her death on the 17th of July...

Voices of Polonia: Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson

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Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson—Worked Together on the Space Program at NASA By Ted Rajchel Background Kazimierz Czarnecki (engineer) was born in Poland in 1916.  He was a Polish aeronautics engineer, who worked for NACA, later NASA....

Mike Krzyzewski, Championship Basketball Coach

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by Ted Rajchel Background Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, nicknamed “Coach K”, is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980 Krzyzewski has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Duke University, where he...

Voices of Polonia; Howie Mandel- Man of Many Talents

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By Ted Rajchel Howie Mandel —A Man of Many Talents Background Howard Mandel is a Canadian comedian, television personality, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, and game show host. He hosted the CNB (originally NBC) game show...

Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko Hero at Battle of Saratoga

by Ted Rajchal   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...

Voices of Polonia By Ted Rajchel

Jerry Lewis Actor, Singer, Filmmaker & Humanitarian Background Jerry Lewis was born Joseph Levitch, March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, to a Jewish family. His parents are Daniel “Danny” Levitch (1902-1980), a master of ceremonies...

Voices of Polonia by Ted Rajchel

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Polish-American Jan Krawiec, a Nazi/Auschwitz Survivor Background John (Jan} F. Krawiec was born on June 15, 1919, in Bachorzee, Poland. He received his elementary and high school education in Przemysl, Poland. In July 1939 he...