Dear Friends Steve Wisniowski was kind enough to post a note about our
upcoming presentation in Ottawa. I will also be in Montreal. Here are more
I have been invited by the Polish Embassy in Ottawa, and the Polish
Consulate in Montreal, to present our multi-media program War Through a
Womans Eyes, 1939-1940 on April 8 (Montreal) and April 9 (Ottawa). Both
events are free, and start at 7 p.m. If you are in the area, please join us!
I will be working with Canadian actress Yaelle Wittes. The presentation is
based on our book The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: War Through a Womans
Eyes, 1939-1940, by Rulka Langer, and involves a slide show, music, dramatic
readings from the book by Yaelle, narration by me, integrated with a
screening of our new DVD Siege, a rare, historic 10-minute newsreel of
original footage of the Siege of Warsaw in September 1939 shot by American
photojournalist Julien Bryan, who was the last neutral journalist remaining
in Warsaw during the siege.
Siege was nominated for an Academy Award in 1940, and inducted into the U.S.
National Film Registry in 2006 as one of Americas most culturally,
historically or aesthetically significant films. This is the first time it
has ever been available on DVD in advance of its summer 2010 retail
release, we are offering it as a bonus to buyers of The Mermaid because it
is a perfect complement to the book.
The Mermaid has been chosen as an Alternate Selection of the
Book-of-the-Month Club, the History Book Club and the Military Book Club,
and has garnered praise from bestselling author Alan Furst (The Foreign
Correspondent, The Spies of Warsaw), who says: It is absolutely one of the
best eye-witness accounts of WWII Poland that I ever read.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Polish Consulate - 1500, Av. des Pins Ouest, Montréal, QC, H3G 1B4
For more info -- tel: 514-488-3488; email: cfps.montreal@...
Friday, April 9, 2010
Polish Embassy - 443 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6H3
Reception to follow
RSVP by April 7
For more info tel: 613-789-0468, ext. 34, Cultural Attaché; email:
I look forward to meeting some of you at these events!
All the best,
Terry A. Tegnazian
Aquila Polonica Publishing
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