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Henry Talarsky

Henry Talarsky Passes Away

With great sadness we note the loss one of our dearest and most active members Henry Talarsky, Donna Chmara's husband. Henry was a strong supporter of our scholarship program, serving for many years on the scholarship committee. He was also vigorous in encouraging people to learn and understand about Polish Culture and traditions.

The viewing is on Sunday, November 4th, 2:00-6:00 pm, Lester Memorial Home, 16 West Church Street, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 and at 9:00 am on Monday, November 5th at the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am, Holy Trinity Church, 100 Main St., Helmetta, NJ 08828. Internment is at Resurrection Cemetery, 899 East Lincoln Drive, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Read Henry's Obituary and Photos

See All the 2018 Wigilia Photos

Father Jacek Libinski, Pastor of St. Hedwig Parish, presents a Papal Blessing to Chris and Bill Muszynski in celebration of their
50th Wedding Anniversary at the 2018 Wigilia.
See All the 2018 Wigilia Photos

Check out all the 2018 Wigilia Photos!

2018 Scholarship Award Recipients

2018 Scholarship Award Recipients

2017 Polish Arts Club Honoree

Stanley Joseph (Maximilian) Winowicz, Jr.
2018 Polish Arts Club Honoree

2018 Scholarship & Honoree Luncheon Pictures
Pictures of the Scholarship Recipients, PKM Dancers and everyone having a great time!

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"The Last Bottle"
History in a bottle of Baczewski Vodka, stolen in 1945
Now why would this man steal vodka?

Jan Karski

Jan Karski
Polish Freedom Fighter
"The man who tried to stop the holocaust"

The Polish Arts Club

Invites you to the

2018 Wigilia

Sunday, December 2, 2018
@ 2 PM


2019 Scholarship
and Honoree Luncheon

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Poland Rediscovered

April's Movie was "Poland Rediscovered: Kraków, Auschwitz, and Warsaw" with Rick Steves      WATCH IT HERE!

2017 Wigilia Pictures

Pictures of the Wigilia at Leonardos II Restaurant

John Paul II, the Holy Man

Pictures of the event sponsored by the
Polish Arts Club and St. Hedwig Parish

Barbara Bochenek and Peter Obst

We were honored to have Professor Barbara Bochenek's lecture on Krakow, Poland at our September 11 meeting.
   Her lecture was interpreted into English by Peter Obst.  It was a wonderful presentation that was enjoyed by all.

Polish Arts Club Photo Album

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See the annual Picture Albums for the full size pictures

Save These Dates!

You are cordially invited to join us

Monday, September 10, 2018 -
First meeting of the 2018-2019 year
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - Join us for our traditional Wigilia at Leonardo's II
Sunday, April 28, 2019 -

73rd Annual Scholarship Awards and Honoree Luncheon

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Marion Winters

A Great WWII Vet of Polish Descent

Retired US Air Force Major
Marion Winters (Wasowicz)

Submitted by Peter Obst.

Col. Francis Stanley "Gabby" Gabreski

Polish American Fighter Pilot
WWII and Korean War Ace

Dr. Pawel Tabakow

A medical team led by Polish surgeon, Dr. Pawel Tabakow, regrow cells of patient's severed spine in a breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disability

Dr. Walter Golaski

Polish American Mechanical
Bio-Medical Engineer

Best known for developing Dense Knit Dacron Vascular Prostheses

Read more about Dr. Walter Golaski

Historical Marker Dedication
Pictures by Peter Obst

Pulaski Birthday Commemoration
in Savannah, Georgia
March 5, 2016

This year's annual birthday ceremonies honoring Revolutionary War General Pulaski, the Polish cavalryman known as "The Father of the American Cavalry" took place on the afternoon of March 5, 2016 on Monterey Square in Savannah, Georgia.

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National Polish American
Sports Hall of Fame

The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1973 to honor those who have achieved greatness in their sport and community. The NPASHF strives to be a national platform of Polish-American pride through the recognition of the athletic achievements of its members.

Submitted by Fred Brodzinski.  Thanks Fred!!

Henryk Sienkiewicz - Three Stories

Translator/writer Peter Obst has breathed new life into these lively tales rendering them into a form accessible and understandable to english Speaking readers. Those who care to sample the wit and humor of Poland's most famous writer will be delighted by these stories. Available from Amazon.Com.

Read more about the book and Peter Obst

Finding Your Polish Roots
Problems, Challenges, Solutions
A Presentation by Peter Obst

     Mr. Peter J. Obst presented "Finding Your Polish Roots" to the Polish Arts Club membership at a recent monthly meeting. Mr. Obst presented some of the problems, challenges and soulutions to tracing your Polish ancestry.
     See Mr. Obst's presentation is provided here with his permission in both MS Power Point and Adobe PDF formats and some handy links.

Click for all the information

Polish Children's Heartline


Established in 1985, The Polish Children's Heartline is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit volunteer organization which raises money to purchase medical equipment for children's heart surgery in pediatric units throughout Poland. They are currently working in the regions of Katowice, Lodz, Zabrze, Bialystok, Suwalki and Grajewo. Every year over 2,000 procedures are performed in Poland on children with heart problems. In almost 30 years, The Polish Children's Heartline has donated over $20 million dollars' worth of medical equipment, saving thousands of Polish children's lives.

VISIT the Polish Children's Heartline website.

In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising; that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable.

Read More About The Book

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin is a book written by Timothy D. Snyder, first published by Basic Books on October 28, 2010. The book is about the mass killing of an estimated 14 million non-combatants by the regimes of Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union and Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany between the years 1933 and 1945.

Read More About The Book

"WWII In Photos

A Retrospective in 20 Parts
by Alan Taylor

World War II is the story of the 20th Century. The war officially lasted from 1939 until 1945, but the causes of the conflict and its horrible aftermath echoed for decades in both directions.

Click Here for the entire series

Kinga Augustyn is a Polish-born and New York City based versatile classical concert violinist and recording artist gaining worldwide recognition through her performances as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Pictured above is her upcoming release on Centaur Records in 2017. Listen to the 2 short sound clips below.

Read More About Ms. Augustyn
Kinga Agustyn Discography
M. Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Violin Concerto

Barbara Alex Aleksandrowicz is elated to announce the 10th Anniversary of the Polish American Poets Academy. She is the President of the Academy and is proud to say that the Academy has achieved its reputation, quite deservedly, as a Polish American treasure.

Read More About The Academy
Pope John Paul II

Great Men and Women
of Polish Descent

Read about more great men and women of Polish descent

Polish Arts Club
Katyn Forest Massacre Page

Including some by our 2015 Polonaise Ball Honoree, Andrzej Pitynski.

Katyn Forest Massacre Information

Memorials Around the World

What really happened in the 1946 Kielce pogrom

Editorial submitted by one of our club members.   Please take a few minutes to READ this well written letter by Marilyn Fontes Jose. Also see:

The Museum of Family History

Behind Closed Doors

World War II Behind Closed Doors Stalin, the Nazis and the West

A fact sheet written by William Muszynski

Polish News and Links

Various Polish News and other links for your reading pleasure.


World War II Invaders Turned Poland Into Hell

Editorial submitted by Donna Chmara pointing out some vital information that was missing from Sharon Schlegel's column. READ this well written letter by Donna.

The Peasant Prince, A Two-Country Freedom Fighter Book Review

A Two-Country Freedom Fighter Book Review

"The Peasant Prince," by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Storozynski. A NY Times book review submitted by Donna Chmara.

Behind Closed Doors Film Event and
Polish Arts Club Reception Dinner with Dr. Marek Konarzewski
The Polish Arts Club of Trenton was honored to have Dr. Professor Marek Konarzewski from the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington DC as their guest speaker. Dr. Konarzewski provided further insight to the Laurence Rees film "Behind Closed Doors" held on October 24, 2010.  The event was attended by 250 people at the Mercer County Conference Center.  Selected portions of the film were shown along with superb commentary from Dr. Konarzewski.  Opening remarks were offered by Dr. Patricia C. Donohue, President of Mercer County Community College  Dr. Konarzewski also answered questions from the audience.  Light refreshments were served afterward along with a wonderful display table guarded by a Polish Soldier, Krzystof J. Czuj.  The Polish Arts Club applauds the audience for their interest and suport.  The Polish Arts Club is very grateful to the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) for a grant which made this in part possible. We also thank the following donors for their support: Leonardo's II Restaurant, Pulaski Meats at the Trenton Farmers Market and Paul Bosse.  There have been nothing but great comments about the event.  The committee was chaired by Donna Chmara and William Muszynski.  Sto Lat to the the entire committee for all of their hard work planning and executing a great event!

Philadelphia and its surrounding towns including Trenton. With excellent footage of downtown scenes, neighborhoods, the Mummers Parade, Levittown, factories in Camden, New Jersey.
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Submitted by Fred Brodzinski

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How about Private Wojtek and the Bear?

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