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  • 24 Oct 2011 5:58 PM | Anonymous

    Happy 90th birthday, Julia Hartwig!  Poland’s late-blooming poet is still in glorious flower


    "It’s not online, alas, but here are a few excerpts to familiarize the West with a poet who received as much applause as Nobel winner Wisława Szymborska when they shared the stage last May in Kraków’s medieval St. Catherine’s Church."




  • 20 Oct 2011 10:21 AM | Anonymous
  • 19 Oct 2011 12:25 PM | Anonymous

    Identity and Diversity (Yoram Gross to be Honored)  -- Invitation (in Polish)


    About Yoram Gross:


    Born in 1926 in Kraków, Poland.  


    Film director, screenwriter and producer of animated films.  He studied at Kraków University.  Yoram Gross left Poland for Israel and later, he and his wife Sara emigrated to Australia in 1968.  Highly acclaimed for his animated films Yoram Gross has earned numerous awards and has won the hearts of children worldwide.  Gross first made international headlines with the animated film Dot and the Kangaroo in 1977.  Since then he produced several successful animated series for television (Blinky Bill, Tabaluga, Skippy, Flipper, and Lopaka).  Yoram and Sandra continue to make films for children, producing further episodes of the highly successful show, Art Alive.  In production are other short form television series, That's Not Right!, The Young Musicians and Prof. Filutek, among a few other concepts in development. Recently Yoram Gross published his memoirs “Chosen by Life” in Poland.


  • 05 Oct 2011 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    A Princely Return: the Sapiehas at the Royal Castle


    Prince Michal Sapieha; photo - Wawel Castle
  • 30 Sep 2011 4:57 PM | Anonymous

    Often-Captured Kraków Conquering Hearts (San Francisco Chronicle)





  • 23 Sep 2011 12:21 PM | Anonymous
    28 Years after Communist Expulsion, Ruth Ellen Gruber Awarded Order of Merit by Poland

    What a difference a few years and the fall of the Berlin Wall makes.

    In 1983, at the height of martial law and the Solidarity workers' movement, Poland's communist-led government detained American reporter Ruth Ellen Gruber on suspicion of "crimes against the state."

    The then-bureau chief for United Press International was hauled in for questioning by police, then expelled from the country.

    Thursday the Polish government bestowed on Ms. Gruber the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit, one of the highest honors awarded to foreigners.

    The award, presented by Poland's president at a ceremony in the Polish consulate in New York, honored Gruber for her reporting during the democratic uprising and for helping promote understanding between Poles and Jews through her lectures and books on Jewish life in Poland.

    "It's a picture of what's happened in Poland, all the changes," says Ewa Ziomecka, the Polish Consul General. "She was expelled by a communist government and now she is honored by a democratic Poland, member of the European Union, and a member of NATO.  It's a completely different situation and a different world."
  • 18 Sep 2011 4:20 PM | Anonymous

    Silicon Valley goes to Kraków


    November 14th, 2011: 


    Silicon Valley Best Practices Workshop at Kraków Technology Park


    The Eurocal Group is pleased to announce a full-day workshop for Polish entrepreneurs:




 SF-Kraków Sister Cities Association
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