Polish Immigrants Worldwide Mourn Crash Victims

By: Sophia Tareen AP Email
By: Sophia Tareen AP Email

CHICAGO (AP) - Polish immigrants and their descendants around the world are sharing the anguish of their mother country after a plane crash that devastated the government.

In Polish communities in the U.S. and elsewhere, people crowded into Masses and held vigils.

Anna Szpindor, who was born in Poland and now lives in South Barrington, Ill., says when the Polish people have any kind of a tragedy, they pray and go to church.

The plane carrying President Lech Kaczynski (kuh-CHIN'-skee) and other officials crashed Saturday in Russia. They were headed to events marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, in which
thousands of Polish military officers were killed by Soviet secret police.

In Chicago, Teresa Karwowska says what happened will open people's eyes to the Katyn massacre.


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