September 1, 2016
The president of Poland is set to visit Bucks County in September and attend Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The Doylestown site will welcome President Andrzej Duda on Sept. 18, according to the shrine. Founded by fathers in the Pauline Order who began serving the Polish-American community there in the 1950s, it has become a site of pilgrimage in North America. - Justine McDaniel
June 13, 2016
Jack Bausman, 92, a Cold War-era correspondent and former Moscow bureau chief for the Associated Press, died Thursday at a hospital in Stamford, Conn., his daughter, Mary-Fred Bausman-Watkins, said. He had heart surgery in April and never fully recovered, she said. Mr. Bausman arrived in Moscow as the news agency's bureau chief in July 1968, about a month before the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia. He also reported from Frankfurt, Germany, from Warsaw, Poland, and from Budapest, Hungary, during a four-decade career with the AP, including his four years in Moscow.
May 22, 2016 |
When Rosalie Chris Lerman returned to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2006 with family, everyone filed into a long, brick barracks and paused at a particular wooden shelf by a window. That's where, Mrs. Lerman said, she slept with eight other girls when she was just 16, where she saw a chimney belch the blackest, most acrid smoke every day. Mrs. Lerman learned something from that window, her daughter said, and it saved her spirit. "Looking at that window, at the chimney, she somehow summoned up hope.
May 3, 2016 |
Holocaust survivor David Tuck will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Yom HaShoah Observance at York's Jewish Community Center. At age 9, Tuck spent was taken to the Lodz ghetto in Poland in 1940. He spent the next five years circulating from a labor camp in Posen in Poland to Auschwitz in Germany. He eventually landed in Güsen II, an underground factory to build German aircraft for the war. He weighed only 78 pounds at th end of the war, Tuck was liberated from Güsen II on May 5, 1945.
May 3, 2016
Boy killed, 8 injured in Roxborough crash A young boy was killed and eight other people - including a baby girl - were injured in a Sunday afternoon vehicle crash in Roxborough. Police said the boy, about 6 years old, was pronounced dead shortly after the two-vehicle accident at Henry Avenue and Hermit Lane. Authorities declined to identify the boy. The baby and a man were critically injured in the 4 p.m. accident, but police said their condition was stable. They said the others were less seriously injured.
April 15, 2016 |
ON SATURDAY night, two-time former IBF cruiserweight champion Steve "USS" Cunningham gets to come home again. In a way, he's actually doing it twice. At the relatively advanced age of 39, Cunningham (28-7-1, 13 KOs), the former bosun's mate from Southwest Philadelphia, challenges 10-years-younger WBO cruiserweight titlist (25-0, 16 KOs) Krzysztof Glowacki, of Poland, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. It is one of three bouts to be televised via Premier Boxing Champions on NBC. The others are Marcus Browne (17-0, 13 KOs)
March 12, 2016 |
QVC, the West Chester-based multimedia shopping company, is expanding overseas and cutting jobs - at the same time. The company founded in 1986 in the Philly suburbs now gets nearly a third of its revenue from outside the United States. At the same time, changing habits, and a younger shopper adept at mobile devices, have forced the company to focus more online and on many more digital platforms. Last year, $3.5 billion of QVC's $8.8 billion in net revenue came from e-commerce, half of which was from mobile platforms alone.
October 28, 2015 |
Chopin Without Piano? Who would dare separate the 19th-century Polish composer from the instrument most associated with him, and why write a one-woman play that does just that? Though Frédéric Chopin left Poland at 20 never to return, Poles revere him; playing with his image is, for them, musical and cultural heresy. But that is the intent of Polish director Michal Zadara and his wife, actor and codirector Barbara Wysocka, who are the Warsaw theater company Centrala. In Chopin Without Piano , which had its North American premiere at Swarthmore College's Lang Concert Hall on Saturday night, they inserted Wysocka as a surrogate for the piano.
July 30, 2015 |
When Peter Ryba, 89, opened the letter from a young stranger in the United States, the Australian businessman couldn't believe what he was reading. Are you related to Gregory Ryba, a young Jewish boy who perished during the Holocaust? the letter asked? Ryba was born in Berlin in 1926 to Polish parents. "We had a good life," he recalled. "We lived in an apartment and were financially doing OK - I had a governess and there was a maid. " In 1931, Ryba's little brother, Gregory, was born.
January 5, 2015 |
I knew about the three sisters from the letters. In 1912 my grandfather, George, left his village of Siderka (then Russia) about an hour north of Bialystok, and never returned. Throughout his life, his brothers Vladimir and Makary sent him letters. Last year my Uncle Walter gave me a box of their letters and we worked on getting them translated. I am a priest, serving the Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross in Medford, and this effort coincided with a trip our Diocesan Bishop Michael was planning to Poland for August 2014.