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Peter Sloane, Am-Pol Eagle. Used with permission.

The Polish-American newspaper Am-Pol Eagle will mark this year's 100th anniversary of Poland's restoration as a sovereign state with a special ceremony at St. Adalbert Basilica in Buffalo. Among those to be honored as part of the celebration are surviving Polish-born World War II veterans.


Nick Lippa/Bailey Critoph / WBFO

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when many recall the millions of Jews and others who died at the hands of the Nazis. It has a special meaning for Robbie Hausmann, cellist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His German great-grandmother, Toni Marcus, was one of the 1.1 million people killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. And when the BPO toured Poland last month, he visited the camp -- to honor her with music. He spoke about it with WBFO's Nick Lippa.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Next month, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will be hitting the road, and leaving the country for its first international tour in three decades. The BPO are invited guests to headline concerts in Poland, including Warsaw's prestigious Beethoven Easter Festival.


James Lawicki, Polish American Congress WNY

The Consul General of Poland in New York, Maciej Golubiewski, has just finished his first-ever visit to Buffalo and Western New York. Among his stops was the studios of WBFO.


Polish Remembrance Day honors World War II victims

Aug 15, 2015
Courtesy Wikipedia

An annual solemn ceremony will be held in the Town of Cheektowaga on Saturday to remember millions of people put to death during World War II, people who are not necessarily remembered as easily as the estimated six million Jews exterminated in Nazi death camps.