A Memorial for Kaya Mirecka Ploss

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 6 PM
The Kosciuszko Foundation DC
2025 O St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Please join us to celebrate the late Kaya Mirecka Ploss’ life and achievements. 

Kaya was a prominent Polonia leader, a President of the American Center for Polish Culture, a philanthropist, a writer, a close friend of Jan Karski, and a lifelong advocate for tolerance and peace.

Read more about the life and achievements of Kaya Mirecka Ploss at 

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation


At the event, we will show a documentary film, “Ja, Kaya – dziołcha ze Śląska”, and share our memories about this extraordinary woman. The film’s director, Sławomir Grünberg, and producer, Barbara Grünberg, will be present.


Slawomir Grunberg is an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman who graduated from the Polish Film School in Lodz. Born in Poland, he immigrated to the US in 1981 and has since directed and produced over 50 documentary films, including Łódź Kaliska: Classic Artist of Absurd, Everything is In Your Hands, Tomaszów, Still Life in Łodz, Don’t Cry When I’m Gone, Karski & The Lords of Humanity, Shimon’s Returns, Castaways, Santa Rosa, The Peretzniks, Portraits of Emotion, Coming Out in Poland, The Legacy of Jedwabne and Saved by Deportation. Grunberg’s film School Prayer: A Community At War, screened on PBS, received an Emmy Award. It also won The Jan Karski Award, a competition designed to recognize and award outstanding television documentaries on moral courage. Grunberg is a recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Soros Justice Media Fellowships. His credits as director of photography include Legacy (Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature in 2001) and Sister Rose’s Passion, which won Best Short Doc at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004 and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short in 2005. In June 2023, Slawomir Grunberg was honored with the 94th star on The Alley of Stars of the Lodz Walk of Fame.


This is a free event.

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