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Polish American Congress in Greenpoint (PAC)
Kongres Polonii Amerykańskiej w Greenpoint (KPA)

177 Kent St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

http://www.polamcon.org
Contact: Frank Milewski
Phone: (718) 263-2700
Region: New York - Downstate
Scope: Local
Year Organized: 1944
Principal Focus: Political Advocacy
Civic/Community
Arts/Cultural

Mission Statement:

The Polish American Congress is a National Umbrella Organization, representing at least 10 million Americans of Polish descent and origin. Its membership is comprised of fraternal, educational, veteran, religious, cultural, social, business, political organizations and individual membership. The Polish American community prides itself on its deeply rooted commitment to the values of family, faith, democracy, hard work and fulfillment of the American dream. We are present in every state and virtually every community in America, on various social, business and economic levels.



History/Achievements:

Represented Poland at the 1945 UN Charter Conference and 1946 Paris Peace Conference; an advisory to all the U.S. Presidents; initiated legislation; granted Poland the Most Favored Nation tariff status in 1956 and credits; supported appointments of Polish Americans to high level government positions; supported Congressional funding of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Voice of America, National Endowment for Democracy, Solidarity; supported Poland's admission into NATO.

 


Last Updated: 7/3/2001

Selected Press Release
AUSCHWITZ SURVIVOR: TOO LITTLE KNOWN ABOUT HOLOCAUST’S CHRISTIAN VICTIMS

1/14/2004 - Michael Preisler (above) tells students at St. Emily’s School in Mt. Prospect, Illinois about his experiences as a Polish Catholic prisoner of Hitler’s SS in the dreaded Auschwitz death camp where he spent 3 ½ years. A resident of Richmond Hill in New York City, Preisler came to Chicago to participate in the National Directors meeting of the Polish American Congress in Lincolnwood. He broke away from the meeting to go to St. Emily’s and describe what he and other Catholics had to endure as Auschwitz inmates. Mr. Preisler is honorary president of the Downstate N.Y. Division of the Polish American Congress. He is also co-chair of the organization’s Holocaust Documentation Committee
and director of its Speakers Bureau. He can be reached at (718) 805-7371 or by writing to
him at the Polish American Congress, 177 Kent St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11222.
Contact: Frank Milewski - (718) 263-2700


Other Press Releases
POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS LAUNCHES DRIVE TO AID KATOWICE ROOF VICTIMS (3/5/2006)

NY TIMES SAYS IT PLANS TO STOP SAYING NAZI DEATH CAMPS WERE POLISH (2/2/2006)

N.Y. CONGRESSMAN CROWLEY CO-SPONSORS VISA WAIVER BILL (11/16/2005)

POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS HAILS SOLIDARITY ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY (10/22/2005)

POLISH PRIEST COMMUNISTS KILLED REMEMBERED ON SOLIDARITY’S 25TH (10/3/2005)

61 YEARS AGO THEY WERE FIGHTING THE NAZIS IN THE SEWERS OF WARSAW (9/18/2005)

DR. JAN MOOR-JANKOWSKI, POLISH UNDERGROUND VETERAN AND PATRIOT, DIED IN NEW YORK (9/2/2005)

61 YEARS AGO THEY WERE FIGHTING THE NAZIS IN THE SEWERS OF WARSAW (8/21/2005)

N.Y. POLISH AMERICANS MARK START OF WW II AND SOLIDARITY’S 25TH (8/3/2005)

POLISH CHRISTIANS REMEMBER THE NAZI OCCUPATION (6/12/2005)

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