Friends of Library look at famed Polish exiles
The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library organization invites you to meet a tireless pair of Cold War Polish freedom fighters. Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., the program "Zofia and Stefan Korbonski: The engrossing story of two important World War II political exiles" is presented by historian Anna Mazurkiewicz and takes place in the Library's Overlook Lounge.
During their 40-plus years in exile, the Korbonskis worked to liberate Poland from the yoke of the Soviet Union. Korbonski's role following an escape from Poland, as well as his stature within the American political establishment, is a story that remains still largely untold. Based on both Polish and American archives and a series of interviews, Mazurkiewicz has pieced together the fascinating saga of the couple's life in exile.
Mazurkiewicz serves as a History professor at the University of Gdansk in Poland. She is currently the Kociuszko Foundation visiting professor in the Polish Studies Program at SUNY Buffalo.
The Overlook Lounge is located on the second floor of the library, 900 Wood Rd. Kenosha. Admission is free.
The Friends of the Library lecture series concludes Thursday, April 11, with "Reflecting on the 150thanniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1863" presented by UW-Parkside History Professor and presidential scholar Sandra Moats.For more information, call 262-595-2356.