Archive for the ‘Recommended’ Category

Recommended Reading:
Fighting Auschwitz

Since founding Acquila Polonica in 2005, Terry Tegnazian has produced more than 30 titles, all of which present eyewitness accounts in English about Poland’s role in World War II, a topic that Tegnazian found neglected or misrepresented in mainstream publishing. Her labor of love is producing yet another remarkable contribution to this historical record, Fighting [...]

Recommended: The Polish Presence
in American Screen Images

In The Polish Presence in American Screen Images, educator and film buff Joseph W. Zurowski annotates more than 800 films pointing out the “Polish presence,” how ever minuscule, in each. From well remembered to completely obscure, these films will surprise you, either because you never noticed that there was anything Polish about them or because [...]

Recommended: Wearing the Letter P
By Sophie Hodorowicz Knab

In her new book Wearing the Letter P: Polish Women as Forced Laborers in Nazi Germany, 1939-1945, Sophie Hodorowicz Knab brings out of the recesses of history an overlooked aspect of the Holocaust: the enslavement of Polish women during the Third Reich. Carefully documented and thoroughly researched, the book gathers evidence from more than a [...]

Recommended: “The Innocents,”
An Extraordinary Film Achievement

During the winter of 1945, a young French intern working with a branch of the Red Cross is on a mission to care for and repatriate French survivors of the German concentration camps in Poland. A Polish nun arrives at the Red Cross hospital and begs for help. At the convent, the doctor discovers several [...]

Recommended: Thomas Swick’s
The Joys of Travel

Ever since he gave us Unquiet Days: At Home in Poland seventeen years ago, seasoned travel writer Thomas Swick has made certain that Poland figures prominently in his work. Published in 2016 by Skyhorse Publishing, The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illumiate Them contains some of the most perceptive writing about contemporary Poland since [...]