Oscar Nominated Movie "In Darkness" at Fox Tower Mar 9 - 15

From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, "In Darkness" is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lwow, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town's sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha's conscience. The film is also an extraordinary story of survival as these men, women and children all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger.

Rated: R, 2 hr. 25 min. 

Fox Tower: 846 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland, (503) 221-3280

 Agnieszka Holland


Polish Consul in Portland on September 10 & 11

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles kindly informs that the consular visit to Portland, OR to process passport applications and to handle other matters that require Polish citizens to talk to a consul in person is scheduled for September 10 & 11, 2012 (Monday-Tuesday). Detailed info about the visit will be published closer to the date - typically the Consul is available from early morning to the late afternoon hours but demand is high, so reservations are required.

Consular visit to Seattle, WA is schedule for June 18 & 19, 2012.


The Associated Press bans phrase "Polish death camps"

Dear Friends

The Associated Press
 has joined The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and Yahoo! Inc., in changing their Stylebook regarding concentration camps. According to David Minthorn, Deputy Standards Editor and AP Stylebook co-editor, the new entry in The AP Stylebook reads as follows:

Concentration camps - For World War II camps in countries occupied by Nazi Germany, do not use phrases like Polish death camps that confuse the location and the perpetrators. Use instead, for example, death camps in Nazi-occupied Poland.

This is a major development because more than 1,700 newspapers and more than 5,000 television and radio broadcasters subscribe to the Associated Press. The AP Stylebook is the most widely-used journalistic style guide in the United States.

Thanks to all that have signed this petition. Your vigilance will ensure that the media is accurate in writing about German concentration camps in Nazi-occupied Poland.  


A Honorary Consul of Poland for Oregon

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: does not have a Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland since 2008 and it definitely misses one. The local Polonia is trying to find an appropriate candidate(s) for this position. Please read the information on the subject prepared by the President of the Polish Library Association (PLBA), Mrs. Donata Tiley.

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Upcoming Events ......

March 11, Sunday, 3 pm - DANCE TO THE MUSIC, "Cultural Warriors" Agnieszka Laska & Jack Gabel show films of their works, Polish Hall, free. Please see:

March 17, Saturday, 7:30 pm - CABARET "TO I OWO" from Seattle with program "A MOZE BY TAK JESZCZE RAZ", Polish Hall. Tickets: $15/$10 regular/discounted (seniors & students).