Monument honouring Polish immigrants erected at Pier 21 in Halifax


Dominik Barcz, a fur merchant from a Polish city on the Baltic coast, was the first recorded Polish immigrant to arrive on Canadian soil in 1752, leading many generations of Poles who later found a new home in Canada. The monument, displayed outside the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, is built with a large piece of natural sandstone from southern Poland, mounted on a granite base from Nova Scotia. A plaque on the front of the monument reads: “A stone from Poland in honour of emigrants from PolishRead More

CNN News _ Forgotten faces: Japan’s comfort women [June 7, 2012 ]

CNN News _ Forgotten faces: Japan's comfort women [June 7, 2012 ] STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nikon cancels a photo exhibition by Ahn Sehong on Japan’s comfort women in Tokyo Photographer says he believes it demonstrates discrimination against the women “Comfort women” is the term given to Korean women used as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers Now in their 80s and 90s, the women are living their final years in poverty in rural China source todays world news – CNN News _ Forgotten faces: Japan’s comfort women [June 7, 2012 ] #worldnews #breakingnews #music #headlinenews USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] USARead More