Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Sister Cecylia Roszak, "World's Oldest Nun," Hid Jews from Nazis, RIP
Photo source and article here
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Many Polish nuns rescued Jews during the German-made Holocaust. I have reviewed a book on this subject:ReplyDelete
Glad to see that The Wall Street Journal recognized Sister Cecylia Roszak’s extraordinary acts with a photo of her funeral in its November 22 edition. The photo’s caption reads “Sister Cecylia Roszak, a nun who was honored for sheltering Jewish children during World War II, was laid to rest at a cemetery in Krakow, Poland, after dying last week at age 110.” (JAKUB PORZYCKI/AGENCJA GAZETA/REUTERS.)ReplyDelete
I’m reminded of the following Polish saying; “There is man, there is woman, and there is Polish woman.”
Gene how do you say that in Polish?Delete
Not being a Polish speaker, I checked Google Translate and my Kosciuszko Foundation American-English dictionary.ReplyDelete
Might it be the following? Jest mężczyzna, jest kobieta, a jest polska kobieta.
If anyone could help, I’d really like to know the correct form in Polish.
Hello Mr. Sokołowski,Delete
I'm not familiar with that particular saying. Correct form should be: "Jest mężczyzna, jest kobieta i jest Polka".
But it simply sounds better in plural: "Są mężczyźni, są kobiety i są Polki".