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
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.
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.
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.
July 3, 2014 |
JACK LUTZ didn't know how to quit. After serving as an educator all over the world - Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Poland - he was teaching cartooning at an adult learning center. In fact, he was preparing a lesson plan for the course when he died June 29 at age 92. He lived in Mount Laurel, N.J. "He would exhaust you and me and five other people," said his son, Barry Lutz. "He didn't sleep. " After 30 years in Africa, and pushing 70, Jack decided to join the Peace Corps and taught college in Poland for several more years.
April 29, 2014 |
CAMDEN The "great son of Poland" received a powerful affirmation of sainthood from parishioners at St. Joseph's Church in Camden on Sunday. The church - the unofficial seat of the Catholic Polish community in South Jersey - said a celebratory Mass for about 800 people in honor of the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Regular Masses draw about an eighth as many to the church, founded in 1892 in the Whitman Park section. "We come to celebrate something of great joy and great importance: that we have two new saints," said Bishop Dennis Sullivan, who presided at the Mass.