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).


We are invited ....

The Polish Library Association and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in LA

announces special screening of the movie

"ROSE" by Wojciech Smarzowski - POLAND

at the 35th Portland International Film festival

Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

For many in Poland, the immediate post-World War II years were as savage and tragic as the war itself. Rose is a story about people who tried to rebuild their lives in this difficult period. It follows Tadeusz, a former Home Army fighter, who travels to the Western region of Masuria to find the wife (Rose) of one of the fallen soldiers and let her know of her husband’s death. Their mutual attraction leads them to live together, balancing the difficulties of raising a family and preserving normalcy amidst the lawless brutality of their Soviet occupiers.

The people of Masuria, ethnic Germans now living within Poland’s borders, live in constant fear of expulsion from the lands they’ve known their whole lives. A riveting film about the need for love in times of despair, Rose shows the deep scars of war and the perseverance that will be needed to get past them. (94 mins.)


Filmography: The Wedding (04), Dark House (09).

Winner of the Best Film and Audience Awards at the Warsaw Film Festival

Pre-film free reception on Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at Steven's room starts at 6:30 pm. All are invited.

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