My guest is Dr. Richard Mordarski, Professor of Philosophy from Casimir the Great University in Bydgosc, Poland and a member of the editorial staff of FORUM. (more…)
Archive for October, 2009
September 28, 2009 marked the 70th anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet Friendship and Bounty Treaty also known as the second Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. On that day David Barnett presented an extensive interview with Prof. Jerzy Maciuszko in a radio program entitled ‘Around Noon’ on WCPN 90.3 FM. As a soldier of the 50th Infantry Brigade of the Polish Army, Jerzy Maciuszko was one of the first who stood up against the invading Nazi army in the early days of September 1939. At the outset of the war, his platoon came under intense German fire and suffered heavy losses. Only a small number of the Polish soldiers survived. He was among the lucky ones.
From Plain Dealer:
From “Saving Private Ryan” to “Inglourious Basterds”, there have been plenty of tales told in our popular culture about the exploits of World War II soldiers, as portrayed by stars such as Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt. Much less well-known is the story of a humble Northeast Ohio witness to the very start of the Second World War, seventy years ago. 96-year-old Jerzy Maciuszko recently shared some of his harrowing experiences with ideastream®’s David C. Barnett, who has produced a sound portrait that captures the fear along the front lines and the joy of playing violin in a prisoner-of-war orchestra.