Bushell, Roger Joyce b. August 30, 1910 d. March 29, 1944 World War II British Royal Air Force Officer. He was the central figure in the escape of Allied prisoners of war during World War II from the German Stalag Luft III, which was later portrayed in the book and motion picture "The Great Escape". Born in 1910 in Springs, Transvaal, South Africa, his family lived in Mossel River, Cape Province. He studied law Pembroke College, Cambridge, England, and became an adventurer during the 1930s, becoming fluent in German and French. At the outbreak of...[Read More] (Bio by: Elsie Celestino) Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland Plot: Collective Grave 9A
Filipiak, Cardinal. Bolesław b. September 1, 1901 d. October 14, 1978 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Osniszczewko born Bolesław Filipiak was the eldest of seven children. Entering seminary in Poznań, he frequented the local university before heading to Rome to the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum Sant'Apollinare, earning a doctorate in utroque iure in both canon and civil laws. Ordained priest in Gniezno on May 29, 1926, he acted as secretary to the local ordinary, Cardinal August Hlond SDB. Imprisoned by the Nazis, on his release he was named member of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Archcathedral Basilica Of Saint Peter And Saint Pa, Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland Plot: Krypta Bazylika Archikatedralna.
Imalska, Aleksandra 'Ala' b. February 10, 1933 d. February 26, 2014 Opera Singer. A mezzo soprano, she is remembered for her many years as a star of the Poznan Opera. Raised in central Poland, she studied at the Music Conservatory of Kalisz and with private teachers prior to her January 17, 1960 Poznan Opera debut as Olga from Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin". Over the years she performed much of the alto repertoire, both standard pieces including Preziosilla of Verdi's "La Forza del Destino", Princess Eboli from the same composer's "Don Carlos", the title anti-...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cmentarz Komunalny Junikowo, Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Lambert, Mieszko II d. May, 1034 King of Poland 1025-1031. He was the eldest son of Boleslaw I "the Great" and his third wife, Emnilda, grandson of Mieszko I by his first wife, Dobrawa. Born about 990, he was the husband of Richeza of Lorraine, the daughter of daughter of Count Palatine Ezzo of Lotharingia and granddaughter of German Emperor Otto II. They married in Merseburg circa 1013 and had the following children: Ryksa, wife of King Bela I of Hungary 1013-1075, Casimir I “The Restorer” 1016-1058, Gertrude, wife of...[Read More] (Bio by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens) Archcathedral Basilica Of Saint Peter And Saint Pa, Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland