Norman Davies ”Poland in the Rockies hit on exactly the right formula.”
Andrew Nagorski – Newsweek ”If a program like this had been offered at the time when I was a student, I’m sure I would have jumped at the opportunity.”
Stan Oziewicz – Globe & Mail ”I’ve been to many conferences; this is the first that will stay with me forever.”
Katherine – Chicago ”I deepened my understanding of my heritage, forged new and lasting friendships, and was inspired to carry out academic research in Warsaw, Poland.”
Martin – Toronto ”PITR brings together some of the brightest and most talented young Polish-Canadians and engages them in a unique experience of knowledge, interaction and the exquisite surroundings of the majestic Rocky Mountains”
Nina – Washington ”PITR set me on my path for my career… opened up a whole new world to me that sent me to graduate school to study the post communist world and landed me at a job in the international affairs community, focusing on democracy assistance… I have contacts all over the globe ready to support my work. I grew as a person, a thinker and a friend.”
Judith – Cape Town ”I’m a slightly more uncommon PITR attendee – being neither Polish, nor an official student of the language, the country or the people. Call it an exercise in empathy-making and community-building, if you will; PITR connected me to a community of people dotted all around the globe whose common ancestry, language or location continue to intrigue me.”

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Wesley Adamczyk

When God Looked the Other Way

Anne Applebaum

Gulag: A History

Timothy Garton Ash

The Polish Revolution: Solidarity

M.B.B. Biskupski

Hollywood’s War With Poland, 1939-1945

John Bukowczyk

A History of the Polish Americans

Polish Americans and Their History: Community, Culture, and Politics

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Between Nazis and Soviets: Occupation Politics in Poland 1939-1947

After the Holocaust: Polish-Jewish Conflict in the Wake of World War Two

Norman Davies

Europe at War 1939-1945

Europe: A History

Rising ’44: The Battle for Warsaw

White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-20

God’s Playground: A History of Poland (Volume I & Volume II)

Heart of Europe: A Short History of Poland

Yisrael Guttman and Michael Brenbaum, Editors

The Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp

Gustav Herling (aka Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski)

A World Apart: A Journal of a Gulag Survivor

Eva Hoffman

Shtetl: The life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews

Anna D. Jarszynska-Kirchmann

The Exile Mission: The Polish Political Diaspora and Polish Americans, 1939-1956

Karolina Lanckoronska

Michaelangerlo in Ravensbruck: One Woman’s War Against the Nazis (British Edition –

Those Who Trespass Against Us: One Woman’s War Against the Nazis)

Rulka Langer

The Mermaid and the Messerschmidtt: War Through a Woman’s Eyes

Richard Lukas

Did the Children Cry? Hitler’s War Against Jewish and Polish Children 1939-1945

The Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles under German Occupation 1939-1944

Forgotten Survivors: Polish Christians Remember the Nazi Occupation

Danuta Mostwin

Testaments: Two Novellas of Emigration and Exile

Lynn Olson & Stanley Cloud

A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron, Forgotten Heroes of World War II

Allen Paul

Katyń: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth

Neal Pease

Rome’s Most Faithful Daughter: The Catholic Church and Independent Poland, 1914-1939

Marci Shore

Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death

Timothy Snyder

The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus 1569-1999 (This book won the best book award for Polish history at the international convocation of historians in Kraków.)

Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist’s Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine

Bloodlands:  Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Alex Storozynski

The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution

Irene Tomaszewski

Inside a Gestapo Prison 1942-1944: The Letters of Krystyna Wituska

Code Name Żegota: Rescuing Jews in Occupied Poland,1942-1945 – the Most Dangerous Conspiracy in Wartime Europe (co-authored with Tecia Werbowski)

Adam Zagajewski

Eternal Enemies

Without End: New and Selected Poems

Adam Zamoyski

The Polish Way: A Thousand Year History of the Poles and Their Culture

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