Józef Piłsudski Institute 2014 Awards

This year the  Jozef Pilsudski Institute of America awarded prizes to outstanding individuals in recognition of their achievements in five areas.

jan czekajewskiJózef Pilsudski Achievement and Leadership Award

– Jan Czekajewski

Jan Czekajewski is a scholar and specialist in the field of medical research. he is the owner of  "Columbus Instruments”, a firm exporting over seventy different scientific instruments to more than fifty countries around the world. John Czekajewski is involved in Polish communities, is a member of Polonia Technica and of PIASA. He is is active in journalism,  in defense of the good name of Poland and of Poles.

krzysztof szwagrzykWacław Jędrzejewicz History Medal

– Krzysztof Szwagrzyk

Doc. dr. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk, historian, head of the Office of Public Education in Wroclaw; he is a researcher specializing in the structures of the communist repression apparatus in Poland and the underground resistance in the years 1945-1956. He leads a team of scientists searching for the remains of victims of the communist regime buried in the Warsaw Powązki Cemetery .

tadeusz puaskiJoseph Conrad-Korzeniowski Literature Medal

– Tadeusz Płużański

Tadeusz Pluzanski is the author of " Beasts: Murderers of Poles" that includes records of investigative reporting of officers handing out court sentences during the  Stalin years after the war. He publishes in a number of magazines and heads the review section  in " Super Express" .



tadeusz-massalskiMarie Skłodowska – Curie Science Medal 

- Tadeusz Massalski

Professor T. Massalski is an outstanding scientist in the field of metal physics, professor emeritus at  Carnegie Mellon University, who holds honorary doctorates from the Technical University of Warsaw (1973) and Technical University of Turin (2011).



janusz skowron

Ignacy Paderewski Art and Music Medal

– Janusz Skowron

Janusz Skowron is an artist covering painting, drawing, and graphics. To date he has participated in over 100 exhibitions in the U.S., Europe and Asia . He is a member of several arts-related organizations and organizes cultural programs for senior Poles living in New York.

Congratulations !

Ministerstwo Kultury
Biblioteka Narodowa
Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych
Konsulat RP w NY
Fundacja na rzecz Dziedzictwa Narodowego
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs