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Procession: Stories from a Polish Past By Anna Baum
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Short stories of the Jewish experience in Poland in the years before, during, and after World War II. A slow but steady parade of real-life characters marches across the page, beginning in the... More > paradise of privileged prewar life, moving inexorably forward despite the early warnings of the imminent destruction. Along the way, they forge chasms, shed possessions and family, face the abyss, then regroup with the tatters of their dignity to take stock and give thanks for the mixed blessing of their survival. Anna Baum presents a human catalogue of the vanished world of prewar European Jewry: it is as though she had to survive to become the curator of a treasure trove of personal experience. For while there is suffering and tragedy in this volume, there is culture, tradition, art, music, history, professional and social achievement – and, yes – laughter, dancing and love. Book 1 of 3.< Less
Procession: Stories from a Polish Past By Anna Baum
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Short stories of the Jewish experience in Poland in the years before, during, and after World War II. A slow but steady parade of real-life characters marches across the page, beginning in the... More > paradise of privileged prewar life, moving inexorably forward despite the early warnings of the imminent destruction. Along the way, they forge chasms, shed possessions and family, face the abyss, then regroup with the tatters of their dignity to take stock and give thanks for the mixed blessing of their survival. Anna Baum presents a human catalogue of the vanished world of prewar European Jewry: it is as though she had to survive to become the curator of a treasure trove of personal experience. For while there is suffering and tragedy in this volume, there is culture, tradition, art, music, history, professional and social achievement - and, yes - laughter, dancing and love. Book 1 of 3.< Less
Little Mouse & the Polished Thimble By Jerry DeShone
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Our story begins when a baby mouse finds his freedom and he explores the house he lives in. He encounters a cat and things get a bit hairy and Freddie the mouse nearly meets his waterloo. He... More > encounters a lot of exciting events and he finally finds love and he is very happy for a time. Things begin to change and Freddie gets the wanderlust and he decides to explore the wide world around him. What happens to Freddie, read on and see the story “Little Mouse & the Polished Thimble” Part 1< Less
The Polish Legends Part 1 By Jaroslaw Skora
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This book contains 20 Polish legends. The selection includes the stories about the beginnings of the Polish country, the Slavic traditions, and the legend of the cities: Warsaw, Poznan and Torun. The... More > choice includes the legends: The legend of Lech, The legend of Prince Popiel, Piast, Queen of Baltic, Creation of the World by Slavs, Basilisk, The Mermaid of Warsaw, Wars and Sawa, Golden Duck, The legend of the Vistula Poverty, Founding of Poznan, The legend of the Poznan Goats, The legend about the king of ravens, The legend of St. Martin’s bagels, The legend of the battle of Polan, The legend of Bogumil and the queen of bees, The legend of St. Nicholas from Torun, The legend of the rafter and frogs, The cat who defended Torun, About the cook Jordan.< Less
Polish Fairy Tales By A. J. Glinski, Maude Ashurst Biggs
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This beautifully-illustrated edition of A. J. Glinksi’s classic tales provides a marvelous glimpse into the world of Polish legend and folklore—and reveals its closeness and affinity to... More > the greater European family of nations. Bound up in history, legend, moral virtues, and ancient European culture, these classic stories were introduced to the English-speaking world early in the twentieth century. They were an instant hit, with tales such as the Frog Princess, Princess Miranda and Prince Hero, and many others quickly winning their place in the great classic tales of European literature. This new edition has been completely reset, and includes perfect digital reproductions of all the original illustrations.< Less
Polish Fairy Tales By A. J. Glinski, Maude Ashurst Biggs
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This beautifully-illustrated edition of A. J. Glinksi’s classic tales provides a marvelous glimpse into the world of Polish legend and folklore—and reveals its closeness and affinity to... More > the greater European family of nations. Bound up in history, legend, moral virtues, and ancient European culture, these classic stories were introduced to the English-speaking world early in the twentieth century. They were an instant hit, with tales such as the Frog Princess, Princess Miranda and Prince Hero, and many others quickly winning their place in the great classic tales of European literature. This new edition has been completely reset, and includes perfect digital reproductions of all the original illustrations.< Less
A Chance Encounter and Other Stories of Polish Jewry By Anna Baum
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Short stories of the Jewish experience in Poland in the years before, during, and after World War II. A slow but steady parade of real-life characters marches across the page, beginning in the... More > paradise of privileged prewar life, moving inexorably forward despite the early warnings of the imminent destruction. Along the way, they forge chasms, shed possessions and family, face the abyss, then regroup with the tatters of their dignity to take stock and give thanks for the mixed blessing of their survival. Anna Baum presents a human catalogue of the vanished world of prewar European Jewry: it is as though she had to survive to become the curator of a treasure trove of personal experience. For while there is suffering and tragedy in this volume, there is culture, tradition, art, music, history, professional and social achievement - and, yes - laughter, dancing and love. Book 2 of 3.< Less
A Chance Encounter and Other Stories of Polish Jewry By Anna Baum
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Short stories of the Jewish experience in Poland in the years before, during, and after World War II. A slow but steady parade of real-life characters marches across the page, beginning in the... More > paradise of privileged prewar life, moving inexorably forward despite the early warnings of the imminent destruction. Along the way, they forge chasms, shed possessions and family, face the abyss, then regroup with the tatters of their dignity to take stock and give thanks for the mixed blessing of their survival. Anna Baum presents a human catalogue of the vanished world of prewar European Jewry: it is as though she had to survive to become the curator of a treasure trove of personal experience. For while there is suffering and tragedy in this volume, there is culture, tradition, art, music, history, professional and social achievement – and, yes – laughter, dancing and love. Book 2 of 3.< Less
From Paderewski to Penderecki: The Polish Musician in Philadelphia By Paul Krzywicki
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Extraordinary stories and accomplishments of 170 Polish musicians whose presence in Philadelphia influenced music in America. Paul Krzywicki, a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the... More > Philadelphia Orchestra for thirty-three years, performing in over four thousand concerts, more than 60 recordings and presenting master classes throughout the world. He is currently on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music. A full biography is in Part I.< Less
Across the Atlantic: The Adamowicz Brothers, Polish Aviation Pioneers By Zofia Reklewska-Braun, Kazimierz Braun
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During the summer of 1934, two Polish amateur-pilots, Joe (Józef) and Ben (Bolesław) Adamowicz, who immigrated to the US more than twenty years earlier, flew over the Atlantic on a... More > single-engine plane Bellanca. Their trip took them from New York to Warsaw; they were the first Poles to do so. They became instant celebrities, favorites of the journalists, photographers, and the public on both sides of the Atlantic. Alas, their triumph was short-lived, followed by a fall from grace, to imprisonment and bankruptcy. This richly illustrated book brings to life their forgotten story. Written by a historian, journalist and educator Zofia Reklewska-Braun and director, writer, scholar, and author of over 50 books, Dr. Kazimierz Braun, this book was originally published in Poland in 2011.< Less