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Help Ella Mae Fight Leukemia

     Ella is a beautiful little girl who is battling Acute B Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She was diagnosed January 14, 2017- just 2 weeks shy of her 2nd birthday. She spent her birthday in the hospital undergoing her initial chemotherapy treatments.

     She is daughter to Sarah Everett and Mike Ryan, granddaughter to Kirk Sr. and Linda Everett, niece to Kirk Jr. and Johanna Everett.

     The doctors are going to determine her treatment plan once her induction phase is completed and a bone marrow aspiration is performed. She has a long road ahead of her, but with the love and support of her family and friends, we know she can through this.

     We have set up a go fund me to help offset the costs of her needing constant care. Anything you can do would be appreciated.
     Our entire family thanks everyone for your support from the bottom of our hearts.

Click Here To Help Support Ella Mae

Edwige (Hedwig) Folmer Passes Away

     It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Hedy Folmer on Sunday, December 31st. Hedy and her late husband Stanley were a long time active members of the Polish Arts Club. Hedy will be missed dearly by all who knew her. The Polsh Arts Club extends our deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire Folmer family.

     A funeral Mass will be held on April 22 at St. Ann's Church, 1253 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, N.J. The family encourages those wishing to express their condolences to meet with them at the Church at 10:30 a.m. Mass will begin at 11 a.m.      READ MORE

Walter J. Kramarz Passes Away

     It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our beloved member Walter J. Kramarz on Sunday, December 25th. Walter was an outstanding individual with many personal achievements. He was proud of his Polish heritage and was tireless in his efforts to educate people about Poland and to support Polish activities in the United States. He was also an active member of many Polish organizations including the Polish Arts Club of Trenton. Walter was the 2016 Polish Arts Club Honoree. Walter was a rare individual who will be missed by all who knew him.    READ MORE

Left: Walter J. Kramarz meeting Pope John Paul II

Polonaise Ball and Scholarship Awards Dinner

The Polish Arts Club of Trenton

Cordially invites you to attend

The 71st Annual
Scholarship Awards
Honoree Luncheon

Benefit of the Scholarship/Cultural Fund

Join us to honor Peter J. Obst

Sunday, April 9, 2017
The Trenton Country Club
Sullivan Way, West Trenton, NJ

For more information and reservations
please contact John Bogdan at 609 396-0312

2016 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

2016 Scholarship & Honoree Luncheon Photo Page

2016 Scholarship & Honoree Luncheon Gallery

2016 Scholarship Recipients

2016 Scholarship Award Recipients
2016 Scholarship Receipents

2016 Polish Arts Club Honoree

Walter J. Kramarz, 2016 Polish Arts Club Honoree

     We are proud to have Mr. Walter J. Kramarz as our 2016 Honoree.  Walter, a lifetime resident of Mercer County is a member of St. Hedwig Parish in Trenton. He is an alumnus of Columbus School, St. Joseph's School, Trenton Catholic Boys' High School, Trenton Junior College, Trenton State College, Rutgers University Graduate School and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

     Walt proudly served America during the Korean War serving as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy. He is a member of the American Legion North Trenton Post 458, Holy Cross Catholic War Veterans Post 417, Polish American War Veterans Post 81 and VCVC.

Read all about the amazing Mr. Kramarz!

Polish Arts Club Photo Album

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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. You can start at home looking through documents such as birth, batismal, marriage and death certificates, letters, passports, citizenship papers and military records. There are many public records you can search such as the US census, naturalization papers, Social Security applications, draft registrations, passenger lists, and other US records.

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.

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"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

The Philadelphia Chapter was pleased to host two outstanding performances by Polish violinist Ms. Kinga Augustyn (Christmas and Summer concerts). Ms. Augustyn has just released a brand new CD featuring lesser-known, but truly outstanding, violin works by Polish composers. Many of these compositions have not been recorded before.

Read More About The CD

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
Men and Women
of Polish Descent

Read about more great men and women of Polish descent

Polish Arts Club Katyn Forest Massacre Page

Katyn Forest Massacre Memorials Around The World,
Including some by our 2015 Polonaise Ball Honoree, Andrzej Pitynski

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!

Great Men and Women of Polish Descent

World War II Behind Closed Doors Stalin, the Nazis and the West
A Fact Sheet Written by William Muszynski

World War II Invaders Turned Poland Into Hell
From the 6/11/2010 Trenton Times Editorials submitted by Donna Chmara.
Donna points out some vital information that was missing from Sharon Schlegel's column.

Polish Arts Club Katyn Forest Massacre Page   

What really happened in 1946 Kielce pogrom
From the 6/17/2010 Trenton Times Editorials submitted by one of our club members.
Please take a few minutes to read this well written letter.
Research sources used for the letter include:
Polonia Today - A Study by Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski.
Ilya Luvish - a research consultant located in the Boston area
Also see Wikipedia for more reading and links on Kielce pogrom.

A Two-Country Freedom Fighter Book Review  -   Submitted by Donna Chmara

Philadelphia and its surrounding towns including Trenton. With excellent footage of downtown scenes, neighborhoods, the Mummers Parade, Levittown, factories in Camden, New Jersey.
View The Pictures

Submitted by Fred Brodzinski

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