Polka Deli by jolinmilioncherie

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									 Page 8                                          News of Polonia                Pasadena, California                 July 2010
                                             Pogonowski book review from 6                    Peczki - Fr. Jankowski from 4                  Church, but no one, Pole or Jew, suggests
30th Annual Polish                                                                                                                           that, for example, Yitzhak Shamir’s
                                             by the performance of Polish culture             “I did not include the Star of David
American Day                                 which is of considerable importance to           because it is already embodied in the          “Poles drink anti-Semitism with their
                                             Europe, flourishing as it does in the            symbols of the Swastika and the Hammer         mother's milk” remark is an
  The Polish National Alliance-Orange
                                             physical center of the European                  and Sickle.”                                   embarrassment to Jews, Judaism, and
County Lodge #3193, an ethnic fraternal
                                             continent” (253).                                   Now here’s what Fr. Jankowski actually      Israel. President Lech Wałęsa was told
organization will be hosting their 30th
                                                The book rightfully claims to be an           said: “...the sign of David is subsumed        that his scheduled meeting with President
Annual Polish American Day on Sunday
                                             illustrated history, as it contains facsimiles   under these two symbols and for this           Clinton was off until he denounced Fr.
August 01, 2010 at The Pope John Paul II
                                             of numerous paintings and photographs.           reason I have no need to include it.”          Jankowski, but who ever heard of a
Polish Center-Yorba Linda, California.
                                             Additionally, many charts and maps are              The latter can be interpreted in various    comparable development in reverse? (p.
The Polish Center is located at 3999 Rose
                                             reprinted from Pogonowski’s earlier book,        ways, as there were many different             92). Polish Catholic spokesmen denounce
Drive just one block south of Imperial
                                             Poland: A Historical Atlas (Hippocrene           symbols present at that re-creation of the     Father Jankowski, yet are deafeningly
Highway. The event will begin with Holy
                                             Books, 1987). They are convenient and            Good Friday grave of Christ which              silent about such things as Rabbi Weiss’
Mass at 10:30AM in the polish language,
                                             show the author’s meticulous work,               doubled as a symbol of the death of            profanation of the crosses during the
followed by dancing and entertainment
                                             though the charts tend to include details        patriotic Poland--see p. 75. Ironically, the   Carmelite controversy, and former Jewish
from 1:00pm until 5:00p.m. Gates will
                                             that can distract from the main issue. For       presence of many symbols of Polish loss        Communist Jerzy Urban’s constant
open at 12:30PM to the dance hall. Roger
                                             example, the map of the final partition in       itself refutes the premise that Fr.            scurrilous attacks on Pope John Paul II
and the “Villagers” one of California’s
                                             1795 includes information of the Polish          Jankowski is singling out Jews as              and the Church. (p. 87). In fact, Urbach/
finest polka bands will provide music.
                                             gentry’s rise and fall, and on how the           scapegoats.                                    Urban’s vulgar anti-Catholic cartoons
The Polania Polish Folk Dance Ensemble
                                             Polish Commonwealth had the greatest                The “Jews rule” and “Swastika=Star”         bear an eerie resemblance to Goebbels’s
will also perform various folk dances
                                             freedom in Europe (147). The book                are words put into Fr. Jankowski’s mouth       and Streicher’s anti-Semitic ones in DER
from regions of Poland.
                                             concludes with a list of “Nobel Prize            by Popek, perhaps deliberately to discredit    EWIGE JUDE and DER STUERMER. ❒
  Various Booths including Kozłowski
Farms from Sonoma County and POLAM           Winners Born in Poland” and a                    him. Clearly, Fr. Jankowski is only                          __________
Federal Credit Union will be featured.       “Chronology of Poland’s History.”                driving home the point that he objects to
Authentic polish food “the best outside of   Helpful though they are, the lists are also      foreigners deciding Poland’s fate,
Poland” will be available prepared by        at times misleading. Nobel Laureate              regardless of their origins. He is in no way
Teresa Turek Catering throughout the day.
Donation to the Festival is $8.00 for
                                             Czesław Miłosz, for instance, was born in
                                             modern-day Lithuania -- then part of the
                                                                                              implying that Nazis, Communists, and
                                                                                              Jews are equivalent to each other! [In
                                                                                                                                                Joseph L. Drociak,
adults, senior’s $6.00 children-5 to 12-     Russian empire -- not in Poland.                 another context, Cardinal Glemp had been                     Attorney
$3.00, under 5 free with adult admission.       The book would have benefited from            misrepresented as saying that Jews control         Over 46 years experience
  This event is one of the biggest           better editing, which would have caught          the western press. Actually, he said that         Personal Injury, Wrongful Death,
gatherings of Polish Americans in the        such errors as the misdating of Stanisław        Jews have considerable sympathetic                 Workers Compensation, Medical
West. Come meet your friends and make        Wyspiański’s life (it is dated in a caption      access to the press.]                            Malpractice, Wrongful Termination,
some new ones. Additional Information –      1846-1916, rather than the correct 1869-            Author Raina explains why he considers      Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home abuse
Tony Nowak 951 808-9580, Deloria             1907 (189)) and the Seven Years War              Jews in influential positions not only
                                             (printed as 1758-1763 instead of 1756-           incompatible with traditional Polishness,      7627 S. Western Ave. (323) 971-3981
Schaffer 562-943-8904, Eugenia Carter
951-277-4294, Mary Liss 818-790-7018,        1763 (122)). Furthermore, Polish                 but also hostile to the same: “They            12400 Wilshire Blvd. (213) 384-7900
or Patty Kobzi 714-998-8222.                 diacritics are often misprinted: Łódź as
                                             Łódż (230, 238), Pożegnanie as
                                                                                              [influential Jews and former Communists]
                                                                                              act according to three slogans:
                                                                                                                                                       Los Angeles
w.pna-znp.org/content/events/events.htm
                                             Poźegnanie (136), Jędrzej as Jedrzej             cosmopolitanism, “Europeanism”, and
                                             (197), and Przegląd as Przeglad (184).           anti-clericalism. Whoever does not adhere
                                             The book is also not free of typographical       to one of these three is labeled an
                                                                                                                                             Piotr (Peter) Sidoruk
      Polka Deli                             errors: Gdańsk as “Gdański” (237) and
                                             Balloon as “Baloon” (208) are just two
                                                                                              unenlightened fool.” (pp. 70-71). Such
                                                                                              concerns must also be placed in the               Commercial Real Estate
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