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About Czas Baltimorski. (Baltimore, Md.) 1940-194?
Baltimore, Md. (1940-194?)
- Czas Baltimorski. : (Baltimore, Md.) 1940-194?
- Place of publication:
- Baltimore, Md.
- Geographic coverage:
- Polish-American Times
- Dates of publication:
- Began in 1940.
- Baltimore (Md.)--Newspapers.
- Polish people--Maryland--Newspapers.
- Polish people.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01715992
- Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
- Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 6 (Aug. 15, 1940).
- In Polish.
- sn 88065178
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Czas Baltimorski was a short-lived weekly newspaper serving the Polish community of Baltimore in the early 1940s. It was published by the Polish-American Times, Inc., and its founding editor was Wladyslaw A. Wusza, the son of a Polish-language newspaper editor in New York City. Wusza and the editor of the two-page "American Section" in English, Stanley A. Ciesielski, were both young, second-generation Polish-Americans in their 20s. Approximately 50,000 people with Polish heritage lived in Baltimore in 1940, many of them located in East Baltimore near Fells Point.
The invasion and defeat of Poland by Nazi Germany in 1939 had profound impacts on the large Polish immigrant community in the United States, and many younger Poles sought a stronger response from America. It is possible that Wusza and Ciesielski did not find the established Polish-language paper in Baltimore, the Jedność-Polonia, to be sufficiently active in pushing for immediate aid and a more aggressive U.S. diplomatic policy in support of their oppressed countrymen and women. Czas Baltimorski chronicled developments in Europe with an emphasis on Poland, while also reporting on local events, sports, and religious news of interest to the Polish community.
Although the exact date that Czas Baltimorski ceased operations is not known, both editors enlisted in the U.S. armed forces in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. After his Army service, Wusza was an economic advisor to the post-war Polish government and later a Republican Party activist. Ciesielski served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and its successor, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). After his retirement, he remained active in Baltimore's Polish community, serving as president of the Polish Heritage Association.
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