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  • Death camp survivor to speak at Jewish center

    Editor's note: This corrects the e-mail address for Joanna Clay. Philip Bialowitz made a promise before he escaped the Sobibór death camp in Poland: If he got out, he would share his story with the world. On Sunday, visitors to the Chabad Jewish...
  • Friday Forecaster: Beata Borowik of The NY Polish Film Festival

    Friday Forecaster: Beata Borowik of The NY Polish Film Festival
    Beata Borowik has watched PIX11 since 1998 (when she emigrated from Poland). The Middle Village, Queens resident is a volunteer for the New York Polish Film Festival. The New York Polish Film Festival was founded seven years ago.The Festival aims to...
  • New Jersey flight carrying 230 makes dramatic emergency belly landing

    New Jersey flight carrying 230 makes dramatic emergency belly landing
    A Boeing 767 on a flight for Newark, New Jersey, made a dramatic emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland's Frederic Chopin International airport Tuesday after problems with its landing gear, an airport spokeswoman said. All the passengers on the flight, from...
  • Polish Pilot Hailed For Miraculous Wheeless Landing

    Passengers arriving from and departing for Poland from Kennedy Airport were hailing the pilot of a LOT Polish Airlines 767 as an international hero after he safely landed his jumbo jet on it's belly, saving himself and 230 others on board from a potential...
  • Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on what Chicago means to Poland

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on what Chicago means to Poland
    Poland is important to many Chicago-area residents, but what does Chicago mean to Poland? Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski stayed a day past the official NATO summit to visit Polish-Americans and the Chicago Tribune editorial board Tuesday. During...
  • VIDEO: Polish Prosecutor Shoots Self After Live News Conference

    VIDEO: Polish Prosecutor Shoots Self After Live News Conference
    A military prosecutor in Poland attempted to take his own life Monday by shooting himself in the head after wrapping a news conference on the plane crash that killed the country's president. According to reports, Mikolaj Przybyl shot himself inside his...
  • In 'Tov,' Rosanna Gamson ponders her family history -- and more

    In 'Tov,' Rosanna Gamson ponders her family history -- and more
    In fall 2005, Rosanna Gamson had one of those jarring, do-or-die career epiphanies as she watched a production by the avant-garde Polish theater company Song of the Goat at UCLA. "The way those performers sang, danced and told a story moved and...
  • Leszek Kolakowski dies at 81; exiled Polish philosopher

    Leszek Kolakowski, an exiled Polish philosopher who turned against his Marxist beliefs and became an intellectual leader of Poland's democracy movement, died Friday at a hospital in Oxford, England. He was 81. The cause was "a sudden, short disease,"...
  • Bohdan Paczynski, 67; a key figure in the search for dark matter and planets

    Bohdan Paczynski, 67; a key figure in the search for dark matter and planets
    Astrophysicist Bohdan Paczynski, who was the first to suggest that gamma-ray bursters lie outside the Milky Way and who revolutionized astronomy by using gravitational lensing as a tool to search for dark matter and new planets, died April 19 in his...
  • Genocide, diplomacy and terrorism

    Leaders of an umbrella group for Turkish-American groups stopped by The Times recently to discuss the debate over the Armenian genocide, Turkey's membership in the European Union and quashing Kurdish separatism in northern Iraq. Below are highlights...
  • Obama cancels Polish funeral journey

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who planned to fly to Poland tonight to attend the funeral of former Polish President Lech Kaczynski, today cancelled that journey because of the plume of volcanic ash from Iceland that has closed airports......
  • Elaborate State Funeral Held for Polish First Couple

    Elaborate State Funeral Held for Polish First Couple
    KRAKOW, Poland -- An elaborate state funeral for Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, was held Sunday bereft of many world leaders whose travel plans were paralyzed by the plume of volcanic ash that blanketed Europe. The couple's bodies...