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2101, 2020

“Who Will Write Our History” – movie screening on Sunday Jan 26, 2020 at 1PM

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, History|0 Comments

Who Will Write Our History, Directed by Roberta Grossman, USA, 2018, 95 minutes .  English, Yiddish, and Polish with English subtitles Before he was murdered by the Gestapo, Emmanuel Ringelblum collected and preserved a massive archive of the Jewish experience in the Warsaw Ghetto. His materials, found buried in milk cans, included reports of deportations, clippings from underground newspapers, and various artifacts of everyday life. This documentary film tells Ringelblum’s story through images, interviews, and reenactments.  Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Dr. Warren Rosenblum, currently Chair of History, Politics, and International Relations Department at Webster University. As [...]

2001, 2020

“Wildfire” play directed by Philip Boehm opens at Marcell Theater on Friday Jan 24, 2019

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|0 Comments

Philip Boehm, a renowned translator of Polish and German literature and Artistic Director of Upstream Theater invites all theater lovers to see “Wildfire” the English-language premiere of the award-winning LE BRASIER by David Paquet, in a vibrant and visceral new translation by fellow Canadian Leanna Brodie. Six fates, three fables, one family. Claudette, Claudia, Claudine, Carol, Callum, and Caroline have more in common than names that begin with C—they are haunted by a family history of childhood trauma, which unfolds across three generations—and then loops back … to the future. They do what they can to survive. Sometimes by baking [...]

1001, 2020

Zimowy Obiad: A Polish Winter Dinner Event by LUKA

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, Saint Louis|0 Comments

A pop-out event celebrating heart, warm Polish food which we all crave in Winter Hosted and prepared by freelance writer, cookbook author and former culinary professional, John J. Goddard. Here's the menu: Zimowy Obiad: A Polish Winter Dinner Zakąska: bread, smalec, pickled vegetables, farmer’s cheese, charcuterie Zupa Grzybowa - creamy herbed mushroom soup Gulasz Wieprzowy - pork shoulder braised in paprika sauce Bigos - sour cabbage stewed with smoked sausage and kidney beans Kasza Pszenna - durum wheat, butter, fried onions Kopytka - potato dumplings Makowiec sweet poppy seed roulade cake This is a 21+ event. Seating is limited to [...]

1611, 2019

Contemporary Architecture of Poland

By |November 16th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Saint Louis|0 Comments

Join us at the opening of the new exhibition featuring contemporary architecture of Poland.  Contemporary Architecture of Poland Thursday, Dec. 4, 2019  6 PM to 9 PM Engineer's Club of St Louis 4359 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108 Saint Louis Polonia Inc. invites you to the preview event of the exhibition of contemporary architecture of Poland. "POLSKA.ARCHITECTURE", which will be presented at the pop-up event at the Engineer's Club of St. Louis on Dec. 4 from 6-9 PM.   From music to architecture, music, and visual arts, Poland has a vibrant creative scene that anyone with an in interest [...]

1411, 2019

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Stanislaw Szukalski

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|0 Comments

From Producer Leonardo DiCaprio comes a Netflix original documentary film about Stanislaw Szukalski, an eccentric artist and self proclaimed genius from Poland. After gaining fame leading up to WW2 he fell into obscurity only to be re-discovered late in life. He’s one of the greatest artists you’ve never heard of.

1411, 2019

Literary Evening with Jack Fairweather author of the book “Volunteer” about Witold Pilecki November 14, 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|0 Comments

Literary Evening with Jack Fairweather author of the book "Volunteer" about Witold Pilecki November 14, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex 2 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis , MO 63146  The Jewish Book Festival invites you to hear author Jack Fairweather unfold the dramatic, untold story of one of the greatest heroes of World War II. In the Summer of 1940, Witold Pilecki launched his desperately mission to investigate the fate of thousands who had been interred at what the Nazi’s referred to as a new “detention” camp. His mission was to report on the terrible conditions [...]

1411, 2019

“Saint Louis Art Museum with Monument” oil on canvas by Irek T. Szelag

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Saint Louis|0 Comments

"Saint Louis Art Museum with Monument" oil on canvas by Irek T. Szelag is a winner in 2019 MetroScapes Art Contest! Congratulations! MetroScapes 2019 Exhibition and Reception Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:30-7:30 p.m. .ZACK- Suite 303 3224 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103 Meet the 2019 MetroScapes Art Contest Winners Join Metro Arts in Transit for the 2019 MetroScapes Art Exhibition and Reception at the .ZACK arts facility in Grand Center on Thursday, November 14. Art lovers and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the 10 artists selected for the 2019 MetroScapes program and see their winning creations. The event [...]

1311, 2019

Listopadowy numer “Mówią Wieki” już w kioskach❗

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|0 Comments

Tematem numeru jest: 🇩🇪 upadek muru berlińskiego 🇩🇪 "Mur padł 9 listopada 1989 roku w okolicznościach, o których przeczytacie państwo w listopadowym numerze „Mówią wieki”. I to właśnie mur berliński stał się w kulturze pamięci symbolem Jesieni Ludów, która (miejmy nadzieję) na trwałe zmieniła losy naszego kontynentu. Niesprawiedliwe? Być może, ale kultura pamięci chodzi własnymi ścieżkami i są to niekoniecznie te same ścieżki, którymi wcześniej szła historia." W numerze przeczytacie takie teksty jak: ➡Nie wybiraj, junochu, oczyma, czyli jak (nie) szukać żony według średniowiecznych kaznodziejów ➡Król Amalryk i cuda Egiptu ➡Wojna w kanałach ➡Upadek banków warszawskich w 1793 roku ➡ [...]

811, 2019

An Evening with Stanislaw Moniuszko Saturday, November 9 at 6:00 pm Café of the Church of St. Agatha.

By |November 8th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Polish Community, Saint Louis|0 Comments

An Evening with Stanislaw Moniuszko Saturday, November 9 at 6:00 pm Café of the Church of St. Agatha. On the 200th anniversary of the birth of STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO all lovers of his music are invited to an evening  to celebrate the greatest composer of operas in 19th century Poland. Wine and light refreshments will be served Opera “The Haunted Manor” (video in Polish) wil be played  More information about  Stanislaw Moniuszko : Haunted Manor Synopis: The event is organized by Polish American Congress MO division.   If you are unable to attend, you can stil enjoy the beauty of the "Haunted [...]

1409, 2019

Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor

By |September 14th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|0 Comments

Meet Jakub Jozef Orlinski  the Polish countertenor who shot to stardom two years ago in a video by France Musique, sheds light on the younger generation of opera singers. Thanks to his presence on social media, his positive energy, his parallel and complementary career as an elite breakdancer, and his willingness to share his experience with his fans, he's become one of the most in-demand young singers on the world stage.

2406, 2019

“Chasing Portraits” in St. Louis – Sunday Aug 18, 2019

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, History|0 Comments

Sun 8/18 4:00pm at the Jewish Community Center theater (Creve Coeur) For tickets, film trailers and more, visit or 314.442.3179 Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw-based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community until he was murdered at Majdanek. After the Holocaust, Moshe’s wife was only able to recover a small fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rynecki, has searched for the missing art, with remarkable and unexpected success. Spanning three generations, Chasing Portraits is a deeply moving narrative of the richness [...]

804, 2019

April 23, 2019 Ralph Modjeski Documentary – St Louis Screening

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|Comments Off on April 23, 2019 Ralph Modjeski Documentary – St Louis Screening

Bridging Urban America:  The Story of Ralph Modjeski.  Join us for the St. Louis premiere of an intriguing documentary BRIDGING URBAN AMERICA - THE STORY OF RALPH MODJESKI TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019. » 5:30 -6:30 p.m. Social Hour (Drinks & Appetizers) » 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Intro by Filmmakers Basia & Leonard Myszynski » 7:00- 8:35 p.m. Movie » 8:35 - 9:30 p.m. O&A/Networking Tuesday, April 23, 2019.Tickets $20.00  RSVP : Penetrating the scientific mind and artistic soul of an impassioned immigrant, the film showcases the life and work of one of the most prolific bridge engineers of his era. [...]

804, 2019

April 10, 2019 Editorial about Saint Louis Polonia published in “Town and Style”

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on April 10, 2019 Editorial about Saint Louis Polonia published in “Town and Style” DOROTHY ABOUT TOWN: 4.10.19 April 8, 2019 By: Dorothy Weiner As nonprofits go, Saint Louis Polonia is not widely known. Unless you’re of Polish heritage, you may not even be aware of the group of academicians, professionals and other St. Louisans—both Jewish and Christian—who put together programs about Polish history and culture. The group publishes a monthly newsletter that lists upcoming events and generally informs folks about opportunities to experience Polish culture around St. Louis. Everyone is welcome, and most programs are free. For example, in last month’s postings, I found out that before Lent, it is traditional to [...]

2701, 2019

Jan 25 – New play “Wittenberg” opens at the Upstream Theater

By |January 27th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Jan 25 – New play “Wittenberg” opens at the Upstream Theater

REVIEWS "Wittenberg" Tragical-Comical-Historical play by David Davalos St. Louis Premiere directed by Philip Boehm Featuring Alan Knoll, Steve Isom, Caitlin Mickey, and Casey Boland. From Dramatists Play service: It is October 1517 in northern Germany. The beginning of another fall semester at the University of Wittenberg finds certain members of the faculty and student body at personal and professional crossroads. Hamlet (senior, class of 1518) is returning from a summer in Poland spent studying astronomy, where he has come in contact with a revolutionary scientific theory that threatens the very order of the universe, resulting in psychic trauma and [...]

611, 2018

Nov. 2018 – Magazyn Mowią Wieki WYDANIE SPECJALNE

By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture, History|Comments Off on Nov. 2018 – Magazyn Mowią Wieki WYDANIE SPECJALNE

      Numer Specjalny „Mówią wieki” 02/2018 pt. „Polskie dziedzictwo za granicą” Numer powstał we współpracy z Instytutem „Polonika”. We wstępie prof. Michał Kopczyński pisze: w ostatnich trzech stuleciach polskie dzieje tak się układały, że wielu Polaków znalazło się poza granicami kraju. Pozostały pamiątki po ich obecności. Często zapomniane, niekiedy celowo niszczone, stopniowo znikały z naszej pamięci kulturowej. To wydanie „Mówią wieki” to jeden z elementów przywracania owej pamięci! Od Redakcji   Magazyn " Mowią Wieki" jest do nabycia w wydaniu elekronicznym w portalu:    E-kiosk     Czytaj : Polskie dziedzictwo w USA - koscioły w tak zwanym stylu polskich katedr [...]

2810, 2018

Nov. 3 and Nov. 9, 2018 – Karolina Hałatek in Laumeier Sculpture Park

By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Nov. 3 and Nov. 9, 2018 – Karolina Hałatek in Laumeier Sculpture Park   ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Saint Louis Polonia welcomes Karolina Hałatek as 2018 CEC ArtsLink Fellow in Laumeier Sculpture Park in St Louis.  Karolina Hałatek is Łódz-born Artist who creates site-specific installations, objects, photographs, and videos.  Her installations use sparse forms and exploit materials such as neons, lasers, light, and mirrors. The artist reveals the physical character of these matters in order to say something about them. She doesn’t, however, consider herself a creator of minimal art. She gives her works symbolism referring to perception, workings of the mind, and ontological problems. Most of her works are visionary environments engaging the viewer and making the experience contemplative or [...]

1310, 2018

Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 “Cold War / Zimna Wojna” at STL Film Festival

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 “Cold War / Zimna Wojna” at STL Film Festival

“Cold War” — from the director of “Ida,” winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign-Language Film — is a passionate love story between jazz pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and singer-dancer Zula (Joanna Kulig), two people of different backgrounds and temperaments who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. “Cold War” premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Pawel Pawlikowski was awarded the directing prize. Describing “Cold War” as “achingly romantic [...]

1310, 2018

Nov 9, 2018 “Chasing Portraits” at STL Film Festival

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture, History|Comments Off on Nov 9, 2018 “Chasing Portraits” at STL Film Festival

Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:15pm  Plaza Frontenac Cinema In 1939, when the Nazis invaded Poland, Moshe Rynecki realized that his paintings and sculptures were at risk of being destroyed. In an effort to protect and preserve his life's work, he bundled his collection of over 800 paintings and sculptures into a number of packages and distributed them to gentile friends in and around Warsaw. He told his family where the paintings were hidden so that after the war the family could collect the bundles and make the collection whole once again. Unfortunately, Moshe perished in a Nazi concentration camp. When his [...]

1609, 2018

October 8 -11, 2018 Building Bridges: Polish-Jewish Perspectives

By |September 16th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, History|Tags: |Comments Off on October 8 -11, 2018 Building Bridges: Polish-Jewish Perspectives

Building Bridges: Polish-Jewish Perspectives Visiting Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Saint Louis, Missouri October 8 – 11, 2018 We are pleased to announce a series of upcoming lectures coming to St Louis this Fall. Our guest will be Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. The program will include the following lectures open to the public: Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018 4:00 PM at the Washington University Painted Memories: A Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust  Tuesday Oct. 9 , 2018 at [...]

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