From Polonia with Love

% Prominently displayed in Chicago last week stood three 40-ft.-long containers loaded with food and medicine bound for Gdansk, Krakow and Warsaw. The desperately needed cartons of flour, baby food, pasta, antibiotics, surgical gloves and hospital linens are manifestations of one of the most profound changes brought about by Poland's dramatic opening to the West. A Polish government is at last receiving the enthusiastic support and recognition of "Polonia," as Poles who have left their homeland refer to the colonies they have established in other countries. In the week that brought Lech Walesa to the Windy City, it was evident that...

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