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April 13, 1991 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not easy to conceive of this city as "the Paris of the East," but if you come from Byelorussia, the Ukraine or the lumpen suburbs of Moscow, Riga or Vilnius, the old Polish capital beckons with a distinct glitter. True, the sparkle is more that of the Klondike in the Gold Rush than of the City of Light.
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April 13, 1991 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not easy to conceive of this city as "the Paris of the East," but if you come from Byelorussia, the Ukraine or the lumpen suburbs of Moscow, Riga or Vilnius, the old Polish capital beckons with a distinct glitter. True, the sparkle is more that of the Klondike in the Gold Rush than of the City of Light.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1988
Let us not forget Katyn Forest. It was there in 1940 when the Russians occupied Poland that they herded 14,500 Polish officers, intellectuals and scientists, slaughtered them and dumped their bodies in mass graves. How much longer must Poland live under the communist yoke? FREDERICK D. MULLEN Upland
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1997
Re "Add Poland, and NATO Is No More," Commentary, April 16: Edward Luttwak asserts that "Poland never joined an alliance that didn't collapse." This is not only deeply insulting to the millions of Poles who lost their lives or loved ones fighting in World War II on the same side as American forces, but it is also a gross historical distortion. Almost a quarter-million Polish men in arms were part of British and American forces. An additional 400,000 Polish troops fought clandestinely on the home front.
OPINION
June 6, 1993 | Tad Szulc, Tad Szulc, the author of "Then & Now: How the World Changed Since World War II" (Morrow), just returned from a trip to Eastern Europe.
The fledgling democracies in Eastern Europe are imperiled. There seems to be no real sense of political purpose or coherent leadership in any of the ex-communist countries. Instability pervades the region. Of course, it has been only four years since the peaceful and orderly Polish transition to democracy triggered the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
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February 18, 1989 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Times Staff Writer
To mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus in 1973, he designed a commemorative poster issued by a chapter of the Polish American Congress, another poster commissioned by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and a commemorative bronze-cast plaque for the Griffith Observatory. To salute the 175th anniversary of the birth of Polish composer Frederic Chopin in 1985, he designed and personally issued a commemorative medal in silver and bronze.
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