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Barbara  Gronet

Barbara Gronet, photography by Tomek Zerek
 

Barbara Gronet was born in 1955 in Hamtramck. Her grandparents on both sides came here from Poland. Barbara Gronet was raised in a very Polish atmosphere – in the Gronet's house they spoke only Polish. She visited her grandparent's house for the first time when she was 9.

From an early age, Barbara Gronet was associated with "Mlody Teatr" [Young Theatre], an artistic group for children of Polonia, where they learned how to dance Polish folk dances. Currently, she is the deputy president of the Polish-American Central Citizens Committee, an organisation that supports and promotes the activities of the American Polonia in favour of the United States and Poland.


Interviewed by Anna Muller on 19 August 2015 in Hamtramck.


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Hamtramck in the past
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All the time in Polish
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Galicja Band
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"No one can tell me that I am not Polish"
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Polish American
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