Soviet Extermination of the Polish Nationals 1939-1941
Władysława (Lottie) Tokarska is the sole survivor of the eight-person family deported to Siberia on the freezing night of February 10, 1940, from her home in Slonim near Grodno by the Soviets who invaded her homeland on September 17, 1939. Her father Joseph, mother Frances, and four siblings all died in the Soviet Union within two years of the deportation. Her older brother Theodore got lost in the Soviet Union and she never saw him again. Wladyslawa is the only member of the Tokarski family who survived banishment and escaped from the Soviet Union alive.
Our Lady of New York - 9.11.2001
“Never forget! Pray for all the innocent victims and heroes who died during the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.” These words appear on Andrzej Pitynski’s bas-relief mounted on a granite base of his KATYN 1940 monument in Jersey City, New Jersey.
“Never forget! Pray for all the innocent victims and heroes who died during the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2010.” The plaque in English with these words is found on Andrzej Pitynski’s bas-relief, which is mounted on a granite base of his KATYN 1940 monument. This powerful monument stands in Jersey City on the Hudson River on the opposite side of Manhattan, New York. The bas-relief, in a symbolic manner seen from the perspective of the monument’s location, depicts one of the most dramatic moments in the history of the United States, the terrorist attack on the towers of the World Trade Center. Read more here