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22 Britannia Road [Amanda Hodgkinson]

 

303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron

[Arkady Fiedler]  [Commentary:  The Unknown Knowns]

 

A History of the Polish-Americans; &

Polish Americans and Their History: Community, Culture, and Politics

[John Bukowczyk]

 

A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True

[Brigid Pasulka]

 

A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of WWII

[Lynne Olsen and Stanley Cloud]

 

WWII Behind Closed Doors:Stalin, the Nazis and the West

[Laurence Rees]

 

 

Bloodlands: Between Hitler and Stalin

CBC Interview with Timothy Snyder, February 1, 2011

[Timothy Snyder]

 

Code Name: Żegota.  Rescuing Jews in Occupied Poland, 1942-1945: The Most Dangerous Conspiracy in Wartime Europe

[Irene Tomaszewski & Tecia Werbowski] | LA Consulate Recommendation

 

Footsteps in the Snow

[Roma King]

 

God’s Playground:  A History of Poland; & Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw;

& Heart of Europe: The Past in Poland’s Present

[Norman Davies]

 

Hollywood’s War With Poland, 1939-1945. 

[M.B.B. Biskupski]

 

I Am First a Human Being:  The Prison Letters of Krystyna Wituska Reissued as:  Inside a Gestapo Prison: The Letters of Krystyna Wituska, 1942-44

[Irene Tomaszewski]

 

Irena Sendler: Mother of the Children of the Holocaust

[Anna Mieszkowska]  YouTube Video

 

Katyń: Stalin's Massacre and the Triumph of Truth.

[Allen Paul]

 

Katyń: Stalin's Massacre and the Seeds of Polish Resurrection

Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1996.

[Allen Paul]

 

Katyń: The Untold Story of Stalin's Polish Massacre. New York: Scribner Book Company, 1991.

[Allen Paul]

 

Maps and Shadows

[Krysia Jopek]

 

Matka Dzieci Holocaustu: Historia Ireny Sendlerowej

Irena Sendler: Mother of the Children of the Holocaust

[Anna Mieszkowska]  YouTube Video

 

My Two Polish Grandfathers

[Witold Rybczynski]

 

Necessary Lies

[Eva Stachniak]

 

No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in WWII

[Kenneth Koskodan]

 

Push Not the River & Against a Crimson Sky & The Warsaw Conspiracy

[James Conroyd Martin]  |  An interview with James Conroyd Martin

 

Quiet Hero: Secrets of My Father’s Past

[Rita Cosby]

 

Rome’s Most Faithful Daughter:The Catholic Church and Independent Poland, 1914-1939

[Neal Pease]

 

The Black Madonna of Derby

[Joanna Czechowska]

 

The Horror Trains: A Polish Woman Veteran’s Memoir of WWII

[Wanda E. Pomykalski] [Minerva Center for the Study of Women in War]

 

The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom

[Stefan Waydenfeld] Aquila Polonica Publishing

 

The Long Walk

[Slavomir Rawicz]

 

The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt

 War Through a Woman’s Eyes, 1939-1940

[Rulka Langer]  Aquila Polonica Publishing

 

The Officer’s Daughter

[Zina Rohan]

 

The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution

[Alex Storozynski]

 

 

 

The Polish Officer

[Alan Furst]

 

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

[Diane Ackerman]

 

Waiting to Be Heard: The Polish Christian Experience Under Nazi and Stalinist Oppression, 1939-1955

[Bogusia J. Wojciechowska]

--  Poles who experienced Nazi and Stalinist brutality (video link)

 

Żegota: The Council for Aid to Jews in Occupied Poland 1942-45
[Irene Tomaszewski & Tecia Werbowski]

Reissued as Code Name: Żegota.  Rescuing Jews in Occupied Poland, 1942-1945: The Most Dangerous Conspiracy in Wartime Europe  IRENA SENDLER’S NETWORK

 

 

 

 

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CosmoPOLitan Review | Recommended by the Kresy Siberia Group:

     Kresy: First the Forest; Journey from Siberia

 

 

 

 Polish Cultural Institute -- Film List

 

 Polish Film FestivalChicago

 

 Polish Film Festival – Los Angeles

 

 

 

Recommended Film VIEWING

 

A Forgotten Odyssey

 

A Poet on the Frontline: The Reportage of Ryszard Kapuściński

 

A Trip to Nowhere: Personal Experiences of WWII Polish Deportees to Soviet Gulags

 

A Web of War

 

Battle for Warsaw

 

Behind Closed Doors

 

Children in Exile

 

Citizens: An American Film Portrait of Polish Solidarity in '80-'81

 

Exiles

 

Hiding and Seeking

 

Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers

(Feature-length documentary film)

 

It all Began In Poland: Reconstructed Documentaries 1938-1946

 

Katyń (Andrzej Wajda Film)

 

MDM

 

Modjeska: Woman Triumphant

 

Nine Days That Changed the World [Note:  Supports “Citizens United”/Newt Gingrich]

 

Path to Glory: The Rise and Rise of the Polish Arabian Horse

 

Po-Lin

 

Postcard from Auschwitz

 

Rabbit à la Berlin

 

Rape of Europa

 

Romance in Light: Fryderyk Chopin and the Cinema

 

Siege (Click here to order)

 

The Beats of Freedom

 

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

 

The Labyrinth

 

The Officer’s Wife [Film Trailer]

 

The Strangest Dream

 

The Way Back [Film Trailer]

 

Winter Train

 

Wojtek The Soldier Bear, Film (Info)

 

Żegota

 

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Inside a Gestapo Prison: The Letters of Krystyna Wituska, 1942-44 [Debbie Greenlee]

 

My Two Polish Grandfathers [Wanda Urbańska]

 

The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt    [Wanda Urbańska]

[Fontayne Holmes]

 

The Zookeeper’s Wife [New York Times]  |  [The Los Angeles Times]