A Philosopher Making Movies
Krzysztof Kieślowski was a Polish actor, screenwriter, but most importantly a famous movie director. His movies were engaging with quite challenging moral and philosophical topics. Throughout his career he was twice nominated to win an Oscar and gathered 40 other awards including one from European Film Academy for the best European movie in 1988.
A Musician Deprived of His Own Motherland
Original photography of Fryderyk Chopin (1849)
Fryderyk Chopin is considered one of the greatest composers of all time, a person so gifted, that his first compositions were published when he was just 7 and at the age 15 he played for the czar Alexander I of Russia. His works have been performed all over the world at famous concert halls by numerous outstanding pianists.
Creator of Engineering Wonderland: The Transandino Railway
A photography from second half of the 19th century
Ernest Malinowski is primarily known as a genius engineer and a designer of the Central Transandino, which is a railway that links Peru’s capital, Lima; the Pacific port of Callao and the part of Peru situated in the Andes. With time, Malinowski also became Callao’s hero, having participated in the Chincha Islands War between Spain, Chile and Peru (1864-1866).
One Woman Who Saved Thousands of Jewish Children
Irena Sendler was a Polish charity, social activist and a member of the Secret Council for Assistance to the Jews. She had built a network of people who, throughout world War II rescued countless Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto until its destruction in 1943. She also subsequently served as a medic during the Warsaw uprising in 1944. After war ended she was involved in developing educational system for nurses and many other charitable actions. Her services were eventually honoured with Order of the White Eagle (highest order awarded to both civilians and the military for their merits), as well as being two times nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. For many years her wartime involvement has remained completely unknown.