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      Basic Information
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            Administrative and Topographic Maps of Poland
            Historical Maps of Poland 1025-1945
            Bielecki's Historical Maps of Poland 1772-2000
            Interwar Maps of Poland 1918- 1939
            World War II Maps 1939 -1945
            Demographic Maps of Poland
            Ethnicity and Linguistic Maps
      The 24 largest cities
      The Regions of Poland
      Poznan: The legendary cradle of Poland
            Poznan International Fair
            Poznan'S Cathedral
            Poznan's Institutions of Higher Education
            Ratusz (Town Hall)
            The Fara Church
            The Raczynski Library
            The National Museum
                  Piotr Michalowski (1800-1855)
            Hotel Bazar
            The Okraglak
            The Oopera - Teatr Wielki
            Imperial Palace Cultural Center
            Monument to the Victims of June '56
            A City in Poland: Poznan
            Poland: Economic Comparisons

Historical
      Short History of Poland
      Last two and a half Centuries
      Library of Congress History of Poland: The Historical Setting
            Early History Until 1385
            The Jagiellonian Era, 1385-1572
            The Noble Republic, 1572-1795
            Partitioned Poland
            Independence Won and Lost, 1914-45
            The Polish People's Republic
      The roots of Polish National Identity
      The History of Poland and its Literature since 1918

Symbols of Poland
      The Constitution of May 3, 1791
      The White Eagle
      The Flag
      Poland's National Anthem
      Virtuti Militari Medal

Distinguished Polish Personalities
      Nicholas Copernicus, he who Moved the Earth
            Nicolaus Copernicus: His Place in the History of Astronomy
            When the Earth Moved: Copernicus and his Heliocentric System
      Walery Goetel, geologist, ecologist, conservationist
      Jan Karski, wartime courier and hero
            A note by Michael Szporer
      Ryszard Kapuscinski, Third World journalist extraordinary
            Ryszard Kapuscinki: From Reporting to Literature
            Idi Amin Dada and African Dictatorships
      Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a Military Genius
            Tadeusz Kosciuszko Gallery -- Monuments
            Tadeusz Kosciuszko Gallery -- Monuments - Slideshow
            Tadeusz Kosciuszko Gallery - Portraits
            Tadeusz Kosciuszko Gallery - Portraits - Slideshow
            Tadeusz Kosciuszko Gallery - Historical Paintings
            Kosciuszko's victory at Raclawice
            The Military Genius of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
            Tadeusz Kosciuszko: A Polish Son of Liberty
            Kosciuszko and West Point
      Rafal Lemkin and Genocide
      Adam Mickiewicz, a Cultural Icon
            Adam Mickiewicz, Poet, Patriot and Prophet
            Andrzej Wajda and the filming of Pan Tadeusz
            The Storyline and Context of Andrzej Wajda's film Pan Tadeusz
      Jan Matejko, Painter and Patriot
            Jan Matejko, Fostering Polish Nationalism
            Understanding Matejko'sThe Battle of Grunwald
      Czeslaw Milosz, poet and Nobel laurate
            Avantgarde & Classicism
            Czeslaw Milosz: Catastrophism
            Czeslaw Milosz: Rescuing poetry
            Czeslaw Milosz: Campo di Fiori
            Czeslaw Milosz: Triumphal Poems
            Czeslaw Milosz: "Ars Poetica"
            Czeslaw Milosz: About Emigration
            Czeslaw Milosz: Polish Character
            Czeslaw Milosz: Milosz - the Moralist
            Czeslaw Milosz: Milosz - the Translator
            Czeslaw Milosz: The Socrealism
      Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Patriot and Piano Virtuoso
            Time-line
            Paderewski: Sensational Pianist
            Patriot, Composer, Piano Virtuoso, Philanthorpist, Statesman
      Kazimierz Pulaski: Father of American Cavalry
            Kazimierz Pulaski Gallery: Monuments
            Kazimierz Pulaski Gallery of Paintings
            The Deeds of Kazimierz Pulaski
            Casimir Pulaski Commemorative Stamp
            Casimir Pulaski Commemorative Postal Card
      Wladyslaw (Wladyslaw) Reymont: Master of Descriptive Prose
            Time-line
            The Promised Land: Lódz was waking
            Keen Observer and Master of Descriptive Prose
            Strike! Adapting to the Industrial Revolution
            Wladyslaw Reymont: Autobiographical Notes of the Nobel Laureate
            Reymont in America
            The Nobel Prize: A Bitter Irony
            "The Promised Land": Three comments
            Wajda and the making and revising of The Promised Land
            Wajda's use of Contrasts: Aesthetics and Style
            The Knightly Ethos: Its Disintegration
      Tadeusz Rózewicz: A Giant of Polish Postwar Literature
            The Witnesses - Text and Subtext
      Bruno Schulz: Creator of Dream-like Fiction
            Bruno Schulz Timeline
            Bruno Schulz and Psychoanalsis: The Images of Women in August
      Irena Sendler: WWII Rescuer and Hero
      Bona Sforza: Poland's Italian Queen
            Poland's Italian Queen
            Karol Szymanowski, a Leading Composer for the Stage
            Karol Szymanowski, A Leading Composer of the Modern Music Theater
      Wislawa Szymborska, the Mozart of Poetry
            Poem: Some Like Poetry
            Delightful Inventiveness, Prodigious Imagination
            The Search for the Word: a guided tour of the exhibition
            The Search for the Word: The Exhibition
      Stanislaw Wyspianski, Painter and Formost Dramatist
            Time-line
      Witkacy: S. I. Witkiewicz, Avant-garde Dramatist and Artist
            Biography
            Witkacy's Search for Self: An Introduction
            Witkacy: Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz 1885-1939
            The Theater of Life or The Search for Self

Notable Polish Americans
      Ralph Modjeski, Civil Engineer
            Ralph Modjeski, Bridge Builder Extraordinary
      Matt Urban, Most Decorated WWII Soldier
            The Lt. Col. Matt Urban Story
            Congressional Medal of Honor Citation
      Polish American Authors
            Eva Hoffman, Author and editor
            Leslie Pietrzyk, Chronicler of Polish-American women's lives
            Witold Rybczynski, Architect and Accomplished Author
            Suzanne Strempek Shea, A touch that could not be more tender

Events in Polish History

      The
Beginnings of the Polish State (922-1025)
            Mieszko I and Boleslaw Chrobry
            Poland in the Early Chronicles

      The Battle of Grunwald (Tannenberg) (1410)
            Understanding Matejko's The Battle of Grunwald
            Grunwald: A Monument to Hearten Polish Spirits
            Tannenberg: a Monument of German Pride

      The reign of the
Vasa dynasty (1587-1668)
            Introduction and the events of the Swedish Deluge: 1655-1660.
            Henryk Sienkiewicz's epic novel: Potop (The Deluge)
            Potop (The Deluge) - A film by Jerzy Hoffman

      The Second World War: 1939 - 1945
            The Siberic Gehenna
            The Millions of Poles Deported to the USSR in 1939-4
            The Travails of the Poplewski Family

            Atrocities
            The Jedwabne Tragedy
                  Jedwabne: History - 60 Years Later
                  Poland's President on the subject of Jedwabne
                  Living in Truth
                  Poland's Institute of National Memory
                  Jedwabne: Guilt Justly Acknowledged
                  Trivializing Barbarity
                  The Need for Atonement
                  Remembering the righteous ten
                  Open Letter regarding Jedwabne
                  Bishop Gadecki about Jedwabne
                  Jedwabne shoud be a symbol of reconciliation
                  We trusted each other
                  Poles and the Jews: How Deep the Guilt?
                  The Germans were forcing Poles to take part in the murders
                  Readers doubt credibility of war crime account by historian
                  Were the Jews in Jedwabne killed by the Gestapo?
                  The Jedwabne Matter: Did Gross Commit a Crime?
                  The prosecutor's office in Sejny has refused . . .
                  To the Moskals Friends
                  A Monument Made of Words
                  Goldhagen for Beginners
                  Regret without Guilt
                  Jedwabne, that's the new name of the Holocaust
                  Hell's last circle
                  Sixty Years Ago . . .
                  Jedwabne, 10th July, 1941
                  Jedwabne: Final Findings
            The Koniuchy Massacre

            The Warsaw Ghetto
            Life and Death in the Ghetto established by the Germans
                  Introduction
                  Gallery 1
                        1938. The Jewish population of Warsaw
                  Gallery 2
                        Blood was staining his white beard"
                        Death sentence for leaving illegally the Jewish residential district
                        "Every step a corpse"
                        "Mendele had bloody diarrhea"
                  Gallery 3
                        July 22, 1942: A massive "resettlement" begins
                        "Now the selection . . ."
                        Who looked around, got killed . . ."
                        "For those volunteering for relocation - three kilos of bread
                        August. 3, 1942: Concealment of Ringelblum's Archive
                        September 8, 1942: After the deportation of 400,000 people
                        January 19, 1943: determination to resist deportation with force .
                        Poles, Citizens, Freedom's Soldiers.
                        April 19, 1943. Orders from Himmler: Destroy the Ghetto
                  Gallery 4
                        "All . . . were taken alive.The lives of none were spared."
                        "Jews were burnt to death . . ."
                        "Some swore . . ."
                        May 8, 1943: The uprising's leaders die by their own hand . . .
                        May 19, 1943: . . . we succeed in destroying 56,065 Jews
                        April 19, 1993: On the 50th anniversary
                  Poetry Room
                        Itzhak Katzenelson - I had a Dream
                        The Living Were Dying - Tadeusz Rózewicz
                        Still - Wislawa Szymborska
                        Campo dei Fiori - Czeslaw Milosz
                        Here Too as in Jerusalem - Mieczyslaw Jastrun

            The Warsaw Uprising - 1.VIII.1944
            An assertion of sovereignty and hope - Start
            Introduction
            Gallery 1
                  Historical Context
                  "As the 'W' hour approached . . ."
                  "I was 23 when the Uprising started . . ."
            Diaries
                  As the "W" hour approaches.
                  Women couriers brave German fire
                  The cathedral of St. John collapsed to-day
                  Women delivering ammunition through the sewers
                  Shelled by German artillery
                  Evacuation through the sewers
                  Attacks decimate the civilian population
            Recollections
                        I was 16 at the time
                        "You will be lame, but you won't die."
                        I checked and rechecked my aim
            "For over two months..."
            The Warsaw Uprising

            Battle of Britain
            The Great Air Battle

Religions
            Eastern Rite Churches

Issues
            "Woman Question" Returns to Poland
            Racist Language
                  Racist Language and the Polish-Jewish Discourse
                  I am ... a countryman of Jan Karski
            Finding Families
                  Looking for a village and finding a family

Art
            History's Impact on Polish Art
            Poetry
                  The poetry of Halina Poswiatowska
            Polish Cinema
                  Kanal - A film by Andrzej Wajda
                  Lotna - A film by Andrzej Wajda
                  Fever: The Tale of a Bomb
                  Quo Vadis?- A film by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
                  Pan Tadeusz A 1999 film by Andrzej Wajda
                  The Storyline and Context of Andrzej Wajda's film Pan Tadeusz
                  Potop (The Deluge): - A 1974 film by Jerzy Hoffman
                  Wesele (The Wedding) A film by Andrzej
            Polish Poster Art
            Art from the Socialist Realism Period
            Totalitarian Art
                  The depth of the destruction
                  Monumental public works
                  Nazism and degenerate art
                  The ideologues of the "Kampfbund"
                  Critics of the "Kunst der Nation"
                  The Exhibition "Entartete Kunst"
                  Artwork shown in Official Exhibitions
                  Communist Realism
                  The Ideas of Revolution
                  A Generally Enforced Style
                  The Period of Social Realism
            Theater - The Association of Theatrical Practices Gardzienice

Customs
            Christmas in Poland and Polonia
            Wycinanki: Polish artistic papercuts
                  Lowicz Wycinanki
                  Kurpie Wycinanki
                  British Airways - Celestial Art
                  Wycinanki - Then and Now
                  Wycinanki: 1957

Reference Section
            Glossary
            Reading Lists
                  Recommended Reading: Polish History
                  Recommended Reading: 20th Century Polish History
                  Recommended Reading: Polish Military History
                  Recommended Reading: Polish-American Issues
                  Recommended Reading: Holocaust Studies, Polish-Jewish Relations
                  Recommended Reading: Polish Social & Cultural Issues
                  Recommended Reading: Memoirs
                  Recommended Reading: Literature & Fiction
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                  Holland, Agnieszka
                  Janusz Kaminski
                  Kieslowski, Krzysztof
                  Polanski, Roman
                  Wajda, Andrzej
            Controversial potrayals of Poland
                  Uprising
            Polish Films
                  Ashes and Diamonds
                  Fever
                  Lotna
                  Kanal
                  Korczak
                  Pan Tadeusz
                  The Pianist
                  Potop
                  (The Deluge)
                  Quo Vadis
                  Promised Land
                  With Fire and Sword
                  Wesele (The Wedding)
      Culinary Arts
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      Folk Arts and Customs
            Bookstores, etc.
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            Wycinanki
      Icons of Poland
      Language
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                 Bukowski, Anthony
                 Hoffman, Ewa
                 Pietrzyk, Leslie
                 Rybczynski, Witold
                 Strempek Shea, Suzanne
                 Zelazny, Roger
            Fairy Tales
                 The Dragon of the Wawel Hill
                 Janosik who robbed the rich and gave to the poor
                 Jurata, the Queen of the Baltic Sea
                 The Sleeping Knights
                 Lech and the White Eagle
                 Legends about the Linden Tree
                 The Trumpeter of Krakow
                 The Mermaid of the Vistula
                 Queen Wanda who wouldn't marry a German
                 How the Pussy Willow Got Its Fur
                 St. John's night
                 The Origins of the Piast Dynasty
            Poetry
                  General
                  Hymns & Anthems
                         General
                         Bogurodzica
                         Boze, cos Polske
                         Boze Ojcze, twoje dzieci
                         Czerwone Maki Na Monte Cassino
                         Gaude, Mater Polonia
                         Hymn do milosci ojczyzny
                         Kiedy ranne wstaja zorze
                         Mazurek Dabrowskiego
                         Nie opuszczaj nas
                         Rota
                         Z dymem pozarow
                         Zeby Polska byla Polska
                  Old Polish Literature
                          Middle Ages
                                Religious Poetry
                                 Secular Poetry
                          Renaissance
                                 Janicjusz, Klemens
                                 Kochanowski, Jan
                         Baroque
                                 Naborowski, Daniel
                                 Szarzynski, Mikolaj Sep
                  Baczynski
                  Baranczak
                  Bialoszewski
                  Herbert
                          Biographies, etc.
                          Poems
                  Karpowicz
                  Lipska
                  Mickiewicz
                          Biographies, etc.
                          Poems
                  Milosz
                         Biographies, etc.
                         Poems
                  Norwid
                         Biographies, etc.
                         Poems
                  Poswiatowska
                  Różewicz
                         Biographies, etc.
                         Poems
                  Słowacki
                         Biographies, etc.
                         Poems
                         Prose
                  Stachura
                  Szymborska
                         Biographies, etc.
                         Poems
                  Wat
                  Wyspianski, Stanislaw
                        Biographies, etc.
                        Paintings etc.
                        Works
                              Wesele (The Wedding)
                  Zagajewski
                         Biographies, etc.
                         Poems
            Prose
                  Andrzejewski
                  Chwin
                  Conrad
                  Gombrowicz
                  Jasienski
                  Kapuscinski
                  Lem
                  Lewkowicz
                  Pilch
                  Prus
                  Reymont
                  Schultz
                  Sienkiewicz
                        biographies, etc.
                        texts
                  Stachura
                  Tokarczuk
                  Witkacy
                  Wittlin
                  Zeromski
            Playwrights
                  Glowacki
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            German Invasion - 1939
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            Escape Routes - 1939-1940
            Army in France - 1939-1940
            Polish Navy - 1939-1945
            Siberic Gehenna - 1939-1942
            Norwegian Campaign - 1945
            Katyn Forest Massacre - 1940
            Battle of Britain - 1940
            German Occupation: 1939-1945
            AK: The Home Army: 1939 - 1945
            Interethnic Strife: 1939-1945
                         Jedwabne
                         Koniuchy
                         Polish-Ukrainian
            German Death Camps: 1940-1945
                         Auschwitz - Birkenau
                         Majdanek
                         Treblinka
            The Lodz Ghetto: 1940-1944
            The WWII Warsaw Ghetto: 1940-1943
            Polish Government Documents 1942-1944
            Zegota: Rescue of Jews 1942-1944
            Warsaw Uprising - 1944
            Polish Second Corps: 1943-1945
            Battle of Monte Cassino - 1944
            Battle of the Falaise Pocket - 1944
            The Diplomatic Front
            The Aftermath
      The Years under Socialism
      The Third Republic
      Accession to NATO
      Accession to European Union
 

Organizations and Issues
      Organizations in Poland
            Foundations
            Institutions of Higher Education
            Non-governmental Organizations
                  Individual Organizations
                         Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland
                         Amnesty International
                         Anti-Corruption Program
                         Ars Cantata - Mazovian Choirs and Orchestras
                         Association of Handicapped Persons
                         Association for Polish Municipalities
                         Barka: Foundation for the Promotion of Mutual Help
                         Borussia Culture Association
                         Borderland Foundation
                         Carpathian Foundation
                         Carpathian Society
                         Carpathian Heritage Society
                         Christian Association of Handicapped Persons - Ognisko
                         Center for Blind Children - "Rainbow"
                         Center for Citizenship Education
                         Center for International Relations
                         "Center For Paslek Economic Development" Association
                         Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)
                         Civil Society Development Foundation
                         Cooperation Fund
                         Education for Democracy Foundation
                         Ekoland: Association of Organic Producers
                         Environmental Management Training Center
                         European Students Forum
                         Forum for Non-Governmental Initiatives
                         Foundation for the Development of Polish Agriculture (FDPA)
                         Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives (FISE)
                         Foundation "Create a Chance"
                         Foundation in Support of Local Democracy
                         Habitat for Humanity Foundation
                         Heart Transplantation Association: Group in Zabrze
                         Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
                         Institute for Studies on the Foundations of Democracy
                         Institute of Public Affairs (ISP)
                         Institute of Strategic Studies
                         International Visegrad Fund
                         Karta Center
                         Klon/Jawor Association
                         La Strada Foundation against Trafficking in Women
                         Leopold Kronenberg Foundation
                         "NEVER AGAIN" ASSOCIATION
                         Nobody's Children Foundation
                         One Percent Assignation Campaign
                         Our Land Foundation - Clean up Poland
                         OSKa National Women's Information Center
                         Partners for Democratic Change - Poland
                         Pogranicze: Borderlands Foundation
                         Poland-America-Ukraine Cooperation Initiative (PAUCI)
                         Polish-American Community Assistance Fund
                         Polish-American Freedom Foundation
                         Polish Association for Legal Education
                         Polish Children & Youth Foundation
                         Polish-Czech-Slovak Solidarity Foundation
                         Polish Environmental Partnership Foundation
                         Polish Humanist Association
                         Polish Humanitarian Organisation
                         Polish Know-How Foundation
                         Polish Marfan Association
                         Polish Robert Schuman Foundation
                         Polish Scouting and Guiding Association
                         Polish Society of the Development of Mountain Areas
                         Polish-Ukrainian European School
                         Regional Environmental Center Poland
                         Round Table No.2 - Gdansk, Poland
                         Rural Development Foundation
                         SPLOT Network of Information and Support for NGOs
                         Transparency International Poland
                         Urszula Jaworska Foundation
                         United Way of Poland Foundation
                         Volunteer Centers
                         Wiez Montly
                         Women's Rights Center
                         Compedia Listings of NGOs
                         Trust for Civil Society in Central & Eastern Europe
                         ngo.pl
                         Foundations in Poland
                         Batory Foundation
                  Listings
                  Polish Scouts
            Polish Academy of Sciences.
            Worldwide Polish Community Assoc.
      Organizations Abroad
            Polonian Organizations
                  General Listings
                  Australia
                  Canada
                  Europe
                  United States - Local
                  United States - Nationwide
                  Youth Organizations
                        Folk-dancing Ensambles
                        Polish Scouts
                        Schools
            Polish Diplomatic Posts
            PolishTourist & Cultural Offices
            Foundations
            Slavic Organizations
      Polonian Discussion Groups
      Social Issues
            Environmental Protection
            Family Planning
            Minority Rights
            Lemko Cultural Revival
            Poland's Roma (Gypsies)
            Polish-German Relations
            Polish-Jewish Relations
            Polish-Lithuanian Relations
            Polish-Ukrainian Issues
            Women's Rights
 

Population and People
      Demographics
      Genealogy
      Minorities
      Augsburg Evangelicals (Lutherans)
      Buddhists
      Famous and Notable Poles
      Germans
      Greek Catholics (Unites)
      Jews
            Jewish Community
            Jewish Heritage
                  General
                  Cemeteries
                  Shtetls
                  Synagogue
            Jewish Life in Prewar Poland
            Jewish Press
      Kashubians
      Lemkos (Ruthenians)
      Muslims
      Orthodox (Eastern Rite)
      Poles in Belarus
      Polish-Americans
      Polish-Canadians
      Polish Paganism
      Protestantism
      Reformed Evangelicals
      Roma (Gypsies)
      Roman Catholics
      Ukrainians
      Women
      Xmas and Easter Traditions
      Wedding Traditions
 

Recreation
      Birding
      Cycling
      Golf
      Horses
      Philately (Stamp Collection)
      Reenacting
      Rowing
      Skiing
      Soccer
      Speleology (cave exploration)  

Science and Health
      Archaeology
      Health
     Mathematics
            Banach, Stefan
            Banachiewicz, Tadeusz
            Brozek, Jan
            Copernicus, Nicolaus
            Janiszewski, Zygmunt
            Kuratowski, Kazimierz
            Mertens, Franciszek
            Rejewski, Marian
            Sierpinski, Waclaw
            Ulam, Stanislaw
            Wazewski, Tadeusz
            Zaremba, Stanislaw
            Polish Mathematicians on Stamps
      Medicine
      Nobelists
      Polish Academy of Science
      Sciences
            Overview
            Botany
            Scientists
                  Copernicus, Nicolaus
                  Curie, Maria Sklodowska
                  Goetel, Walery
                  Lukasiewicz, Ignacy
                  Rajchman, Ludwik
            Zoology
      Social Sciences
            Philosophy
            Sociology
 

Travel and Tourism
      Accommmodations
            City Apartments
            Countryside Accommodations
            Hostels
            Hotels
      Bookstores, etc.
      Locations
            Administartive Units
            Archeology
            Castles
            Cities
                  Statistics
                  Smaller Towns
                  Bialystok
                  Bielsko-Biala
                  Bydgoszcz
                  Czestochowa
                  Gdynia
                  Gdansk
                  Kalisz
                  Kielce
                  Krakow
                  Lodz
                  Lublin
                  Poznan
                  Rzeszow
                  Sandomierz
                  Szczecin
                  Torun
                  Warsaw
                        General
                        Museums and Galleries
                  Wroclaw
                  Zakopane
                  Zielona Gora
             Cities that were Polish prior to 1945
                   Lwow
                    Wilno
            Climate/Weather
            Jewish Heritage
                  Shetlts
                  Synagogues
            Landscape
            Maps
                  Basic Information
                  Maps of Poland
                  Specialized Maps of Poland
                  Central and Eastern Europe
                  Cities and Towns
                  Historical Maps
                  Judaic History
            Mapservers
            Museums and Galleries
            Mountains
            National and other Parks
            Regions
      Exchange Rates
      Polish for Beginners
      Regulations and Conditions
      Transportation
            Air Transportation
            Railways
      Travel Advice
 

Country Profiles
      Britain's Foreign Office
      British Broadcasting Corporation
      Central Intelligence Agency
      Central Intelligence Agency (annotated)
      Country Reports
      Country Watch
      Discover Poland
      Lonely Planet Guides
      Polish Government
      polen.nu
      Slavic Connection
      U.S. State Department
 

Country Guides
      Bella On Line
      CIESIN Poland
      GoPoland
      Info-Poland
      Ministry of Foreign Affairs
      NationMaster
      Poland Now!
      poland.pl
      Polish National Tourist Office
      Polish World
      Traveller's Guide to Poland
      Welcome in Poland

Search Engines
      NetSprint
      onet.pl
      Poland.pl
      Szukacz
      Wirtualna Polska/Google

Photo and Photo Essays

Scholarly Conferences on Polish Matters
ALABAMA
     University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

ARIZONA
     Arizona State University
     University of Arizona

CALIFORNIA
     University of California, Berkeley
     University of California, Los Angeles
     University of Southern California, Los Angeles
     Stanford University, Stanford

COLORADO
     University of Colorado, Boulder

CONNECTICUT
     Central Connecticut State University, New Britain
     Connecticut College, New London
     Sacred Heart University, Fairfield
     University of Connecticut, Samford
     University of Connecticut, Storrs
     

DELAWARE
     University of Delaware, Newark

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
     American University, Washington, D.C.
     Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
     George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
     Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
     Library of Congress, D.C.

FLORIDA
     University of Florida, Gainesville
     University of South Florida

HAWAII
     University of Hawaii, Honolulu

IDAHO
      University of Idaho, Moscow

ILLINOIS
     Columbia College, Chicago
     DePaul University, Chicago
     Illinois State University, Normal
     Loyola University, Chicago
     Northern Illinois University, De Kalb
     Northwestern University, Evanston
     Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
     University of Chicago, Chicago
     University of Illinois, Chicago
     University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

INDIANA
     Butler University, Indianapolis
     Indiana University, Bloomington
     Indiana University East
     Indiana University Northwest
     Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
     Purdue University, West Lafayette
     Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame
     University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame

IOWA
     Iowa Northern University, Cedar Falls
     Iowa State University, Ames
     University of Iowa, Iowa City

KANSAS
     University of Kansas, Lawrance

LUISIANA
     University of Louisiana, Monroe

MAINE
     University of Maine, Orono

MASSACHUSETTS
     Boston College, Boston
     Boston University, Boston
     Elms College, Chicopee
     Harvard University, Cambridge
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
     University of Massachusetts, Amherst
     Williams College, Williamstown

MICHIGAN
     University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
     St. Mary's College, Orchard Lake
     Wayne State University, Detroit

MINNESOTA
     University of Minnesota, Deluth
     University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

MISSOURI
     Washington University, St. Louis

MONTANA
     University of Montana, Missoula
     University of Montana - Western, Dillon

NEBRASKA
     University of Nebraska, Lincoln

NEVADA
     University of Nevada, Reno

NEW HAMPSHIRE
     Dartmouth College, Hanover
     University of New Hampshire, Durham

NEW JERSEY
     Princeton University, Princeton
     Rutgers University-Camden
     Rutgers University-New Brunswick
     Rutgers University-Newark
     Seton Hall University, South Orange

NEW MEXICO
     University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
     New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

NEW YORK
     Bard Graduate Center, New York City
     Barnard College, New York City
     Canisius College, Buffalo
     City College of New York, New York City
     Columbia University, New York City
     Cornell University, Ithaca
     Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva
     Hunter College, New York City
     New York University, New York City
     State University College at Buffalo
     State University of New York at Albany
     State University of New York at Binghamton
     State University of New York at Buffalo
     State University of New York at Stony Brook
     St. John's Fisher College, Rochester
     University of Rochester

NORTH CAROLINA
     Duke University, Durham
     University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

OHIO
     Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
     University of Cincinnati
     Kent State University, Kent
     Miami University, Oxford
     Oberlin College, Oberlin
   Ohio State University, Columbus
     Ohio University, Athens

OKLAHOMA
     Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

OREGON
     Oregon State University, Cornvallis
     University of Oregon, Eugene

PENNSYLVANIA
     Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr
     Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh
      Drexel University, Philadelphia
     Lehigh University, Bethlehem
     University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
     Pennsylvania State University, University Park
     University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
     Swarthmore College, Swarthmore
     Temple University, Philadelphia

SOUTH CAROLINA
     Clemson University, Clemson
     University of South Carolina, Columbia

SOUTH DAKOTA
     University of South Dakota, Vermillion

TENNESSEE
     University of Tennessee, Knoxville
     Vanderbilt University, Nashville

TEXAS
     University of Houston, Houston
     Rice University, Houston
     University of Texas, Austin
     Texas A & M University, College Station
     Sam Houston State University, Huntsville

UTAH
     Bringham Young, Provo

VERMONT
     University of Vermont, Burlington

VIRGINIA
     George Mason University, Fairfax
     University of Virginia, Charlottesville

WASHINGTON
     Seattle University of the Pacific, Seattle
     University of Washington, Seattle

WEST VIRGINIA
     West Virginia University, Morgantown

WISCONSIN
     University of Wisconsin, Madison
     University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
     University of Wisconsin-Superior
     University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

WYOMING
     University of Wyoming, Laramie
Info-Poland student
Institutions of higher education
and Study Abroad in Poland

CIESZYN
     Univ. of Silesia Summer School

KATOWICE
     University of Silesia

KRAKÓW
     Jagiellonian University
     Jagiellonian University Medical College

ŁÓDŹ
     University of Łódź

LUBLIN
     Catholic University of Lublin
     Maria Curie-Skłodowska University

POZNAŃ
     University of Medical Science

RZESZÓW
     Rzeszów University of Technology

SZCZECIN
     Maritime University of Szczecin

TORUŃ
     Nicholas Copernicus University in Toruń

WARSAW
      Warsaw School of Economics
     Warsaw University
Historical
      Time-line of Polish History
      Concise History of Poland

Geography
     The European Continent
      Central Europe
           Map
           Fact Sheet: Population & Languages
           Activity: Geography
            Activity: Languages and Alphabets
     Poland
            Map
            Activity: Geography
            Activity: Map Labeling
            Activity: Word Match

Polish Cities
     A City in Poland: Gdansk
           Narrative description - 660 words
            Deciphering a message - activity
            Legend: The Queen of the Baltic
                  Story: 350 words
                  Coloring Page: Queen of the Baltic
            Coloring page: Gdansk's Coat of Arms
            Coloring page: Ancient Grain Elevator
            Coloring page: The Port of Gdynia
      A City in Poland: Krakow
            Krakow: Narrative description
            Legend: The Trumpeter of Krakow
                  Story
                  The Trumpeter and the Tartars
                  Coloring Page: Trumpeter of Krakow
            Legend: The Wawel Dragon
            Coloring page: Krakow's Coat of Arms
            Coloring page: Juvenalia
            Coloring page:Wawel Cathedral
            Coloring page:Krakow Folk Costumes
      A City in Poland: Warsaw
            Warsaw: Narrative description
            Legend: The Mermaid of Warsaw
            Coloring page: Warsaw's Coat of Arms
            Coloring page: Warsaw's Old Town
      A City in Poland: Zakopane
            Zakopane: Narrative description
            Mountains of the World
            Word search - activity
            Olympics in Zakopane - debate
            Winter Games - decoding activity
            Coloring page:Podhale Costume

Contributions of Polish People
      Frederic Chopin Pages
            Chopin: Biography: 136 words
            Chopin: Activity Sheet
            Coloring Page: Chopin
      Nicolaus Copernicus
           Copernicus: Biography 100 words
           Coloring Page: Copernicus
      Maria Curie Sklodowska
            Curie: Biography: 64 words
            Curie: Biography: 144 words
            Curie: Biography: 135 words & insertion
            Coloring Page: Curie
      Tadeusz Kosciuszko Pages
           Kosciuszko: Biography 100 words
           Kosciuszko: Biography 225 words
           Kosciuszko: Biography words
           Tadeusz Kosciuszko coloring pages
                 Coloring Page: Kosciuszko
                Coloring Page: Kosciuszko with flag
                 Coloring Page: Kosciuszko House
           Kosciuszko - activity
           Kosciuszko's will
      Casimir Pulaski Pages
           Pulaski: Biography 66 words
           Pulaski: Biography 200 words & insertion
           Casimir Pulaski coloring pages
                 Coloring Page: Pulaski
                Coloring Page: Pulaski & Washington
                 Coloring Page: Fort Pulaski
           Pulaski - 225 letter search
           Pulaski - 240 letter search
           Pulaski Day Debating Points
            Pulaski Day Debate
            Essay Construction
           Where is General Pulaski Buried?
           Kosciuszko-Pulaski comparisons

Legends
      The Legend of Janosik
            Story: 500 words
            Word Search: 143-letter search
            Sentence Sequencing Activity
            Janosik - Robin Hood Comparisons
            Pro and Con Activity
            Coloring Page: Janosik
     The Legend of the Queen of the Baltic
            Story: 350 words
            Coloring Page: Queen of the Baltic
      The Legend of the Sleeping Knights
            Story: 400 words
            Word Completion Activity
            Historical Data Insertion Activity
            Coloring Page: Sleeping Knights
      The Legend of the Three Brothers
            Story 400 words
            Activity
            Coloring Page: Three Brothers
      The Legend of Trumpeter of Krakow
            Story: 240 words
            Then and Now Activity
            Coloring Page: Trumpeter of Krakow
     The Legend of the Warsaw Mermaid
            Story: 300 words
      The Legend of Wawel Dragon
            Story: 240 words
            Sentences Sequencing Activity
            Discussion Activity
            Coloring Page: Wawel Dragon

Foods and Folk Customs
      Wycinanki - how to make
            Patterns from the Kurpie Region
            Patterns from the Lowicz Region
      Christmas Tree Ornaments - how to make
            A Selection of Ornaments
            Double Star with Eight Points activity
            Porcupine Star
            Coloring page: Decorated Xmas Tree
      Easter Egg Decoration - how to make
            Polish Easter eggs decorations
           Pisanki: Easter eggs designs
            Easter card activity
     Polish Foods
            Common Dishes
            Common Dishes & word insertion
            Polish Salad Recipe
Jacek Jędruch
Constitutions, Elections and
Legislatures of Poland, 1493-1993

1998, Summit, NJ., EJJ Books
     Chapter 2:
Monarchy Becomes the First Republic:
Kings Elected for Life

Deborah Anders Silverman
Polish-American Folklore
2000, Urbana and Chicago, Univ. of Illinois Press
     Chapter 2
The Old Neighborhood Isn't the Same Any
More": the Evolution of Polish--American Ethnicity

Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud
A Question of Honor - The Kosciuszko Squadron:
Forgotten Heroes of World War II

2003, New York, Alfred A. KnopfI
     Chapter 8
"My God, They Are Doing It!"

Rev. Czeslaw Michal Krysa
A Polish Christmas Eve: Traditions
and Recipes, Decorations and Song

1998, Lewiston, NY, CWB Press
     Chapter 4
Vigil Supper Folk Art

Aleksander Topolski
Without Vodka - adventures in wartime Russia
2001, South Royalton, VT, Steerforth Press
     Chapter 1
Enter Reds


     Chapter 17
Beyond the Urals

Klaus Hergt
Exiled to Siberia - A Polish Child's WWII Journey
2000, Cheboygan, MI, Crescent Lake Publishing
     Chapter 7
"You Have Half an Hour . . ."


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Sources and Suggested Readings