1906s

The forgotten stars

Adam Brodzisz (1906 - 1986) - one of the most popular actors in the 30s Poland. During the war he worked as a waiter. He took part in Warsaw Uprising (codename “Bonzo”) in a bomb disposal squad. After the war he did some theatre but never really got back to films. His wife, Maria Bogda (1909 - 1981), was an equally popular actress of the 30s Poland. She was considered “the perfect Polish woman”. Army nurse during Warsaw Uprising in the same batalion as her husband.

They kept their marriage a secret for a few years until Adam gave an interview mentioning filming a project with his wife. They were the golden couple of the Polish cinema of pre-war era.

In 1961 they immigrated to the US where they had a chinchilla ranch.

Happy Hannukah

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Happy Hanukkah from Special Collections! Candle Light Stories: Eight Little Tales for Chanuko was written by Pittsburgh author and University of Pittsburgh alum, Lillian Freehoff (1906-2004), and illustrated by Jane Bearman. Originally published in 1951, Freehoff hoped that each of the eight stories would be read to children during the eight nights of Hanukkah. Freehoff authored over 20 books, which often helped teach third and fourth graders about Jewish legends.

Freehof, Lillian S. Candle Light Stories: Eight Little Tales for Chanuko. Illustrated by Jane Bearman. New York: Bloch Publishing, 1957. Second Printing.

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