Polish American Social Club of Las Vegas


Nasz Kontakt (Contact Us)


December 2013

April 2014

Zebrania (Meetings )

Next meeting
- Saturday, June 7, 2014  7pm at Polish Deli

Kalendarz (Calendar)


4/6 - Gala "25 Lat Wolnosci"

22/6 - Przedstawienie "Jasnie Pan Jakub"


4/7 -  Independence Day


2/8 - Wystawa "70 Rocznica Powstania Warszawskiego"
Kuchnia Polska 

Today is

Sobota, 2 Sierpien
, 2014 - Wystawa "Powstanie Warszawskie"

Each year in Warsaw, Poland, traffic halts and pedestrians stop on the streets for one minute, to remember a WWII uprising that killed 200,000 soldiers and civilians.The Warsaw Uprising was an effort to end the Nazi occupation of Poland that lasted for 63 violent days and destroyed the city. This year, to commemorate 70th  anniversary of the uprising, we are bringing "Warsaw Uprising" exhibition to Las Vegas to share our history with you, your family and friends, with Las Vegas community.

70th anniversary of 'Great Escape' remembered in Poland  
Survivors, families, British and Polish officials gathered in Zagan, western Poland, 70 years after the mass escape Stalag Luft III in 1944, the story of which was told in the movie 'The Great Escape'.

Seventy six prisoners escaped from the prison camp in an area that up until 1945 was in Germany: 73 prisoners were later caught by the Nazis and 50 were shot. Attending Monday's ceremony from Great Britain were the Uk's ambassador to Poland Robin Barnett, RAF's Air Vice-Marshal Stuart Atha and former prisoner of war Charles Clarke. On Sunday, a 'picnic', including reconstructions of the escape and capture, was put on in Zagan in honour of the men who constructed three tunnels - Tom, Dick and Harry - as part of their bid for freedom

Looted Guardi painting returns to Poland
An 18th-century painting by Francesco Lazzaro Guardi, looted by German Nazis during WWII, is to be returned to Poland on Monday at a ceremony in Berlin.
The painting ‘Palace Stairs’ is to be handed over by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to his Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorski. Poland issued a request for the return of the painting ‘Palace Stairs’, looted by the Germans from the National Museum in Warsaw, was listed in the catalogue of lost foreign paintings compiled in 1950, as Polish authorities came to terms with cultural losses during the second world war. The work was purchased by the National Museum in Warsaw in 1925 from a private art collector and remained in its foreign painting gallery until the outbreak of World War Two. At the end of 1939 it was transferred to the warehouses of the Special Agent for Securing and Safeguarding of Art and Cultural Treasures located at the Jagiellonian Library in Kraków and several years later it was moved to Governor Hans Frank's headquarters at the Wawel Castle. In 1944, during the evacuation of Frank’s office, it was transported, alongside other most works of art including Leonardo’s ‘Lady with an Ermine’, to Count Manfred von Richthofen's castle in Sichow, Lower Silesia. On the basis of the recently discovered documents, it was established that in December 1945 the painting was moved to an arts warehouse in Wiesbaden, and subsequently to the Central Collecting Point in Munich from which it was supposed to be returned to its previous owner. In view of the fact that neither American authorities nor the German administration were able to establish the painting’s ownership, it was deposited at the University of Heidelberg and, later on, at the Kurpfalzische Museum in Heidelberg and the National Art Gallery in Stuttgart, where it remained until today. A database of Polish war-time art losses contains almost 63,000 items, including close on 7,000 works by Polish painters Aleksander Gierymski, Jan Matejko, Jacek Malczewski, Stanisław Wyspiański among others, and 7,500 canvasses by foreign artists, including Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a Young Man’, which was looted by the Germans from the Czartoryski collection in Kraków. The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage is currently making efforts to secure the return of 46 works of art stolen from Polish collections during World War Two.

15 year-old chess prodigy aims for Polish national title
The Polish Chess Championships are taking place in Warsaw from March 25 to April 2, with 15-year-old grand master Jan-Krzysztof Duda one of the favorites.

Jan-Krzysztof Duda from Krakow, southern Poland, achieved his GM title in 2013 at the age of 15 years and 21 days, becoming the second youngest grandmaster in the world after China's Wei Yi and is being tipped as a potential challenger for the world title in the future. Duda has got off to a great start at the championships, winning two and drawing the third of his marches so far. Also taking part in the men's competition is Radoslaw Wojtaszek, who was a second to Viswanathan Anand when he lost his world championship crown to Magnus Carlsen last November. The winners of the men's and women's titles will represent Poland at this year's Chess Olympiad in Norway.
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