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PASI EDU is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the Polish American community and American public on Polish and Polish-American history, culture, science, and relevant current events.

There is much about Poland and American Polonia of which we are justifiably proud and must be shared because it constitutes an important part of European and American history and culture. However, our review of information sources available to the public continues to reveal significant material omissions, misrepresentations, and falsifications. These sources include public school curricula and textbooks, media news outlets, popular websites, historical literature, and other public domain content. We address these deficiencies by presenting the facts and following our motto: “Only Truth is Interesting.”

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Polish quantum cryptography professor receives Milner Award 2024

Polish quantum cryptography expert, Professor Artur Ekert, has received the prestigious 2024 Milner Award for his pioneering work in quantum communications and computing.
This award, presented by the Royal Society in London in collaboration with the Microsoft Research Foundation, recognizes outstanding contributions to computer science by European researchers.
Born in Wrocław, Artur Ekert, a graduate of Jagiellonian University and the University of Oxford, is a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum mechanics, quantum data processing, and quantum cryptography.
His groundbreaking research on quantum cryptography using entanglement in 1991 sparked widespread interest in quantum technologies. Ekert’s work also demonstrated the practical application of Bell’s inequalities in testing communication security against eavesdropping.
The Royal Society praised Ekert for his pivotal role in transforming quantum computing into a thriving interdisciplinary field. He expressed his excitement about the future possibilities in exploring the connections between cryptography and quantum theory.
This award joins a list of prestigious honors for Ekert, including the Maxwell Medal, the Institute of Physics Award, and the Hughes Medal, all from the Royal Society. Professor Artur Ekert's contributions continue to shape the world of quantum cryptography and computing, cementing his status as a leader in this evolving field.

Source: TVP World

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Italian Parliament Member files bill honoring Polish soldiers at Monte Cassino and their patriotic song

Italy’s ruling party MP (Member of Parliament) Gianluca Vinci submitted a bill to the Italian Chamber of Deputies to establish May 18 as a day of remembrance for the Battle of Monte Cassino and the Polish song “Red Poppies on Monte Cassino”, Italian news agency AGI reported.

Vinci was born in the city of Reggio Emilia, where the Polish anthem was written. The bill, which he presented, went to the lower house’s constitutional affairs committee nine months before the 80th anniversary of the battle.
The parliamentarian proposed the following text of the bill: “To emphasize the value of the principles of peace and freedom, especially among the younger generations, and to reaffirm the cultural, historical, and social relations between Poland and Italy, the Italian Republic establishes May 18 each year as the Day of the Battle of Monte Cassino and the song ‘Red Poppies on Monte Cassino’.”

The Italian MP further wrote in the motion that on Monte Cassino, the soldiers of the 2nd Polish Corps showed “heroism, great humanity, and pride.”
He stressed that between May 17 and 18, 1944, that is, on the eve of the assault, “one of the most ardent and moving songs was written, recalling the drama of the war.” Vinci recalled that “Red Poppies on Monte Cassino” is one of the most famous Polish patriotic songs.

The battle’s history

The Battle of Monte Cassino began on January 17, 1944, and consisted of multiple attempts to capture the crucial tactical point in the region, where the German army established fortifications in a historic abbey at the summit. From the hillside, the Germans were able to control the movements of the Allied forces in the valley and prevent them from advancing on Rome.

The Allied forces attempted to conquer Monte Cassino monastery multiple times. The task was extremely dangerous and arduous, as the attacking army had to advance up a steep hill under a constant barrage of artillery from the top.
Finally, on May 18, 1944, after an exhausting and bloody battle, the Polish II Corps under the command of General Władysław Anders captured the monastery and broke the line of German fortifications called “The Gustav Line”. This victory allowed the Allied forces to advance on Rome. In the uphill battle, 923 Polish soldiers lost their lives and 2,931 were wounded.

The Polish soldiers who died in the battle are buried at the cemetery located on the hillside of the monastery.

Source: TVP World

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EuroSkills 2023 event kicks off in Poland

EuroSkills 2023, Europe’s biggest vocational excellence event, began in September in Poland’s northern port city of Gdańsk, featuring 600 young professionals from 32 countries.

The EuroSkills 2023 event saw students and workers aged 18 to 25 compete for medals in more than 40 professional disciplines, according to officials.
These range from traditional skills and trades, such as cooking, welding, and hairdressing, to modern domains such as industry 4.0, cloud computing, and mobile robotics, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported. Among some 600 participants, there was also a 41-strong team from Poland.
Paweł Poszytek, who heads Poland’s Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE), a co-organizer of EuroSkills 2023, told PAP that the Polish team could win medals in many disciplines and would be “the dark horse” of the competition. At the previous event, EuroSkills 2021 in Graz, Austria, young Polish professionals claimed three bronze medals, in cooking, welding and floristry, according to reports at the time.
Tens of thousands of visitors from across Poland and abroad attended EuroSkills 2023, according to the organizers. They said "the audience not only watched the competitors in action,” but also “had the opportunity to try hands-on job-related skills at the many ‘try-a-skill’ demonstrations."
EuroSkills 2023 was originally going to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, the PAP news agency reported. After Russia was banned from the competition over its February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, the WorldSkills Europe association selected Poland as the host of EuroSkills 2023, over rival offers from Germany and Luxembourg, according to news outlets.
EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 was organized in partnership with Poland’s Foundation for the Development of the Education System, WorldSkills Poland, WorldSkills Europe, the City of Gdańsk, and AmberExpo Gdańsk. The event ran until September 9.

Source: Polskie Radio