Well, I regularly reference / link to this and other Polish social media on my author s Facebook page, and I am known mostly in military aviation circles. SoOct 1, 2011 1 of 4View SourceWell, I regularly reference / link to this and other Polish social media
on my author's Facebook page, and I am known mostly in military aviation
circles. So the word does percolate outside the "closed circle." The
longer you're at it, the more members and "friends" you have, and the
more open you are to interlopers like me, the faster and wider the
circle will become.
Blue skies! -- Dan Ford
On 9/30/2011 1:37 PM, Piotr Uzarowicz wrote:
> how do we change that?
Hello, Two of my uncles were murdered in Katyn. So, the comments made by Mr. Uzanowicz caught my interest. I agree the Katyn tragedy is not well known.Oct 1, 2011 1 of 4View SourceHello,Two of my uncles were murdered in Katyn. So, the comments made by Mr. Uzanowicz caught my interest. I agree the Katyn tragedy is not well known. However, during our recent trip we did question quite a few people about the fatal plane crash. The consensus was that the decision to have everyone fly on the same plane was absolutely ridiculous. Also, that the officials should have been wary when dealing with the Soviets. Finally, the airport should have closed and everyone notified. The nun who was the tour leader at Czestochowa felt it was totally a Russian conspiracy. I think both sides made many wrong decisions. I talked to many people young and old and sensed that they are very aware of the war and its tragedies. But they needed to not only honor the past but progress with their lives and the needs of their families. If you go into the "Empic " bookstores you see books about WWII in many different languages and geared for different age levels. They also have games about the Warsaw uprising and other WWII events. These games seem to be geared for middle school students. What a wonderful way of introducing a topic and catching someones interest. We have purchased extra copies of "Katyn Stalin's Massacre and the Triumph of Truth" by Allen Paul. This book not only details the massacre and the cover up but also details the Kresy deportations and personalizes it by following a few families. Another absolutely wonderful book is "Wojtek the Bear Polish War Hero" by Aileen Orr with a lengthy epilogue by Neal Ascherson. Wojtek's story is unbelievably heartwarming and detailed. Mr. Ascherson's fifty page epilogue i.e. very understandable history lesson is the perfect addition to the book. The extra copies are donated to local and high school libraries. Dan wears his Kresy hat and is asked questions. I wear my Kresy shirt and am asked questions. This is a simple approach but can be just as effective as the journalistic political rant that has overtaken the media. Just my opinion.Thanks for listening,Ewa D. -Nevada