As part of our series of meetings devoted to personal experiences and knowledge of Armenia, “My Armenia, My Armenians”, you are cordially invited to a discussion with Dr Tomasz Knothe (former Polish ambassador in Yerevan) and his wife, Maria Anna.

Dr Knothe is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He was awarded his doctorate in public international law by the Institute of Law within the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1971.

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Dr. Ewa Grin-Piszczek from the State Archive in Przemyśl, whose interesting article on the resources of that archive relating to the history of Polish Armenians will appear in the latest edition of Lehahayer (2020), has also sent us news of a valuable manuscript book of the Armenian law court of the jurydyka of St. John’s outside the walls of the city of Lviv [In the Poland of the fifteenth-eighteenth centuries, jurydyka denoted an area within a city or in its immediate vicinity excluded from the jurisdiction of the town authorities].

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In December 2020, the collection of the Research Centre for Armenian Culture in Poland (within the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences) was enhanced by an archival legacy handed over by Dr. Janusz Kamocki (born 1927), who was curator of the Kraków Ethnographic Museum for many years and the author of a number of publications on ethnography. In 1975, Dr. Kamocki travelled to Armenia to acquire museum exhibits for the Armenian Department, which was to be established in the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków. In 1980 he established the Circle of Interest in Armenian Culture at the Polish Folklore Society in Kraków, which was the first organisation of Armenians in Poland after World War II. He also planned to publish a book entitled Śladami Ormianami polskich [Following the Traces of the Polish Armenians]. As a result, Dr. Kamocki established extensive contacts with the Armenian community in Poland and Armenia and collaborated with Stanisław Donigiewicz and Jan Hasso-Agopsowicz.

Read more Dr. Janusz Kamocki Presents a Gift to RCACP

Warsaw’s Radio Wnet devoted the entire day of 10 February to Armenian issues. The series of meetings broadcast on that day was hosted by a special guest, Bogdan Kasprowicz. Together with the radio journalists, he spoke in turn with Prof. Krzysztof Stopka and Andrzej Zięba, and also with Anna Olszańska. An online transcript of these conversations, enriched with Armenian music, can be found and listened to on the station’s website:

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