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Cpt. Witold "Alex" Herbst Died on
May 25, 2017
Mr. Witold "Alex" Herbst, a WWII hero and a
long time member of the Polish community in Seattle died in
Everett on May 25, 2017. He was 97.
Witold Aleksander Herbst was born in Warsaw
in 1919 in a polonized family of a German origin. He entered the
Polish Air Force Academy in Dęblin in 1938. After the WWII
started in September 1939, he managed to evade capture and with
several fellow cadets joined the Polish forces in France. After
training in France and England he flew 141 missions over Great
Britain and Europe with the Polish RAF fighter squadrons 303 &
308 from 1942 to 1944. Shot over France in 1943 he again escaped
through Spain to rejoin his squadron. He ended the war as a
captain and was decorated with the Polish Cross of Valor three
times and a number of British medals.
Mr. Herbst published two war memoirs in
Polish, Pod angielskim niebem in 1997 and Podniebna
kawaleria in 2013, and is featured in the book The
Question of Honor by Lynn Olson and Stanley Cloud. He was
also the subject of the documentary movie The Spitfire
Liberator: the Alex Herbst Story directed by Sławomir Ciok
and produced by Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski. The movie had its
premiere at the Museum of Flight in Seattle in October 2015.
After the war, Mr. Herbst stayed in England
where he met his wife Doreen. He graduated from the London
School of Economics. After over twenty years in England he moved
to the United States and settled in Seattle.
Mr. Herbst is survived by his wife Doreen,
his son Michael and two granddaughters.
June 3rd, 2017 at 1 pm at St. Margaret Church in Seattle
May 25, 2017
Mrs. Janina Grabowska-Benett has
Janina M. Grabowska-Benett
2.24.1922 – 4.21.2017
Born in Kobryń, Poland
to Colonel Zygmunt Grabowski and Anna Edemska, passed away in
Seattle, WA at age 95. Janina, along with a group of Polish
ladies, helped establish the Polish bazaars at the Polish Home
and for many years made items and baked goods for different
Preceded in death by her husband, Lt.
Commander Michael Bialowski-Benett who
helped establish the sister city relationship between Seattle
and Gdynia and the Gdynia maritime museum and was active member
of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn,
and her brother Stanislaw
Grabowski. Survived by her son Robert and daughter Renata.
May 15, 2017
of Con Artists Speaking Polish in the Seattle area
Con Artists Speaking Polish Try to
Sell and Steal
received an urgent warning from Polish News readers about con
artists prowling parking lots of big retailers like Costco, and
approaching people speaking Polish. They also defrauded several
people at the Polish Church in Seattle. Two ladies
passing themselves as Serbians who came from Poland for a short
visit offer Zepter cooking pots at bargain prices. However, in
fact they are thieves. They travel in a white Hyundai.
Here is a
Pisze ten e-mail, zeby
ostrzec wszystkich Polakow w Seattle I okolicach przed oszustami,
ktorzy kraza na parkingach przed Cosco I innymi sklepami
oferujac garnki o rzekomo wysokiej jakosci za niska cene. Dwie
kobiety o urodzie cyganskiej podaja sie za Serbki, ktore
przyjechaly z Polski na kilka dni, aby sprzedawac garnki firmy
Zepter, zaczepiaja Polakow, mowiac po polsku. Oferuja zestaw
garnkow po "okazyjnej cenie".
Jezdza bialym Hunday. Rysiu,
ostrzez wszystkich Polakow przed nimi, bo to zlodziejki!!!.
Prosze uzyj wszyskich sposobow, zeby przestrzec Polakow przed
nimi. Najlepiej, zeby zainteresowala sie nimi policja, bo okradaja
ludzi I strasznie szkodza imieniu polskiej Polonii.
Apr 4, 2017
Librarian Volunteers Needed at the
Volunteers Needed to Run the Polish Home Library
The Polish Home
Association is looking for volunteers willing to serve as the
librarian at the Polish Home / Polish Cultural Center. The
library is located upstairs in the Polish Home building. If you
would like to help please contact the new librarian Monika
Ochotnicy Potrzebni do Prowadzenia Biblioteki w Domu Polskim
Polskiego szuka ochotnikow chetnych do prowadzenia biblioteki w
Domu Polskim. Osoby zainteresowane proszone sa o skontaktowanie
sie z Moniką Johnson, ktora została nową bibliotekarką. Kontakt:
Apr 5, 2017
Tours To Poland by The Lira
Lira Tours to
Visit Poland on a Tour organized by
the Lira Ensemble
The Lira Ensemble (Chicago) invites everybody to
three tours to Poland in 2017:
The overview info page from Tour Director
Mar 9, 2017
Language Courses in Poland
More Language Courses
2 week courses in Cracow by
Intensive summer courses from early June till September
Apr 5, 2017
based in Cracow
Polish language school and 2-, 3- and 4-week courses
Apr 5, 2017
Centre for Polish
Studies several cities
& 4-week Intensive Summer Courses
Detailed info for in July August, Septemer
Mar 16, 2016
Local Polish language Radio Wisła
on the internet
Seattle-based Polish language internet radio
updates and interview reporting from local community events.
Polish on the internet
Learning Polish on the internet
Please read info about Libratus schools and Polish government
proposals posted on
Below there is some
info about learning Polish with help of internet as recommended
by Readers or submitted to
the Editor by different educational outfits.
Reader recommended free podcasts and paid
subscriptions with Piotr.
Seems great for Polish-Americans, that is
people who know the language somewhat,
understand more, speak less and would like to
take it to the next level.
In small daily chunks, regular readings etc.
in Jan 2016
Learn Polish Feel
This is a great website for anyone
looking to practice Polish grammar and vocabulary through online
interactive exercises. Includes over 150 exercises arranged by
topic (verbs/verb tenses, nouns and pronouns, prepositions,
The site also has a “Polish for
Adjective agreement w/ gender:
in 2010, still looks great in Jan 2016
Grammar rules, comments on the
place of Polish among other languages etc.
Grammar of the Polish Language
This seems to be very thorough but feels somewhat dry.
Edu & More - Learn
Immersive e-learning of Polish language for
Online courses and lessons
consist on different topics
and different levels of
language competence (from A1 to B2)
Each course means:
subjects & selected vocabulary
exercises and much more …
You can check it at:
If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact us
fully commercial site, 2010-2016