Interview with my Mom

Mom talks about her inspirations and trip from Poland to the US at a young age.

Grandma Cox

My grandma and I talked about growing up with Polish immigrants as grandparents, religion, love, and family.

Hedy Sanni and Christine Sanni

Hedy Sanni (78) of Lynnfield, Massachusetts talks with her daughter Christine Sanni (53) of Flourtown, PA about the Polish Christmas traditions she remembers, how she incorporated those into married life with Casper Sanni (deceased), who was from Italian descent, and...

Mommish

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Nova Lee Migliore (17) talked to her great grandma, Genowefa Mis (also called Mommish, age (88) about living conditions back when she lived in Poland and America,...

Papa Kowaleski

Hilary Kowaleski, 81 years old, was interviewed by his favorite daughter, Teri Artino, 41 years old, on November 25, 2016.

A man with a dream

Stefan Czarnecki talks about his up bringing within the communist occupation on Poland, looking to make ends meet while supporting a family of three in a long distance relationship. Coming to America, only knowing two words, "OK" and "Tomorrow", navigating...

Remembering Grampie with Angie Evans.

Having recently lost her Grampie, Angie shared about her love and affection for this major influence in her life.

Ups and Downs

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Michael Ormond interviews his Grandpa Helmut Rojewski after thanksgiving. Rojewski was from Poland then moved to Germany and finally the US. They discuss the struggles he had when...

Coming to America (via Canada)

My babcia (grandma) is 91 years old. While preparing stuffing for Thanksgiving the next day my mom asked Babcia about her experience first coming from Holland. My grandparents met there after being displaced from Poland during WWII. Babcia talks about...

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Bonnie Wahiba and Trish Davis
October 5, 2020 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Bonnie Wahiba (67) and Trish Davis (64) talk about their views on big issues like abortion, death penalty and Donald Trump. Trish recently changed her political party. Bonnie shares a story about being disowned by...

Collete’s more than just a neighbor, she’s family

Collete is a strong 75 year old women who adores her family and neighbors. She had a fun and adventurous childhood but there were some twist and turns. She grew up in Chicago and later moved to the Eastside, life...

Trey Stade and Patricia Spiller

Trey(13)’s Grandma (70) talks about her family origins and Thanksgiving memories in this interview.

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Richard Kwiecien and Mitchelle Kmiec

Mitchelle Kmiec (61) interviews her godfather Richard Kwiecien (78) about his life growing up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, shares some of her own experiences with him, and reflect on how they've seen it change.

Polish Heritage

Polish heritage, holidays, foods, traditions