Frederic Francois Chopin, ( born Feb. 22, 1810-October 17, 1849 ). Born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a romantic-era Polish composer. A child prodigy, Chopin was born in what was then the Duchy of Warsaw. He grew up in Warsaw, which after 1825 became part of Congress Poland, and there completed his musical education and composed many of his works before leaving Poland, aged 20, less than a month before the outbreak of the November 1830 uprising.
Tadeusz Pankiewicz (November 21, 1908 - November 5, 1993) was a Polish Roman Catholic pharmacist operating in the Kraków Ghetto during the Nazi German occupation of Poland. He was recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem on February 10, 1983, for rescuing countless Jews from the Holocaust.
Jerzy Popieluszko - Polish Catholic Priest who aided the polish solidarity union in the early 80's. Was one of the few within the church to be staunchly opposed to the communist party and instead sided with the trade #union movement. He was assassinated by the government after two failed attempts.
The Eleven Nuns of Nowogrodek were executed by the Gestapo in 1943. The Sisters unanimously expressed a desire to their chaplain to offer their lives in sacrifice for the imprisoned to spare those who had families. When the life of their chaplain Father Zienkiewicz was threatened, the Sisters renewed their offer, saying, "There is a greater need for a priest on this earth than for us. We pray that God will take us in his place, if sacrifice of life is needed." Amazing heroines and martyrs!
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Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) was once called "the best artist of the world from amongst Polish artists and the most Polish one from amongst artists of the world". Already during his life, some considered him a genius, and others a master of mystification or a clever imitator only. Today, no one should doubt that this artist, who passed away in 1990, was one of the greatest creators of the art of the twentieth century.
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Janusz Korczak [1878-1942]. He is PRETTY MUCH MY HERO. Living in Warsaw during the Holocaut, Korczak was a pediatritian, an educator, an orphanage director and an author of works for children and pedagogical books adults. In 1942, after refusing many offers of escape, he led the 5 mile trek alongside the 192 children from the ophanage to the trains that would ultimately lead them to thir death at Treblinka. He stated “When I approach a child, I have two feelings: affection for what he is toda...
Jan Alojzy Matejko (born June 24. 1838, died November 1. 1893) was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events. His most famous works include oil on canvas paintings like Battle of Grunwald, paintings of numerous other battles and court scenes, and a gallery of Polish kings. He is counted among the most famous Polish painters.
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Maximilian Kolbe Maximilian Koble, catholic priest and auschwitz prisoner, sent to the camp for sheltering Jews in his church. He volunteered to take the place of a man condemned to death as the man had a family and begged to be spared. Koble starved in the punishment cells and the other man survived and lived to his 90s.