We loved you so much, just as we love your brother. We have been lucky
to have two wonderful sons.
Now A is here with us on earth, but you are somewhere far away.
You, and your brother, as all young people do, made mistakes. But I
am sure of this Kamil, that you did not harm anyone. They did harm
you, however, and after your death
on earth struck you with a blow below the belt. I deeply believe that
this too you will forgive them, as you did forgive others on many
occasions, though then it was about small things. But even in
forgiveness one needs to know whom to forgive, as well as what
happened. You know that, but we are still guessing. And we promise
you that we won't rest until we come close to the truth. We
know that we can count on your friends and many people of good will
and big hearts to help us.
As your parents we respected your individuality. Yes, we decided that
you were to be born in Chicago. And we decided that since early
childhood you should treat other people and the whole world around
with sincerity. And that to get to know them, you needed to learn
their languages and customs. Because of us, you were bitten by a
travel bug. Your words were; Dad, without me, you would have been
lost in all these travels; I will always stay with us. But
beyond that, you made your own decisions. Decisions about learning
foreign languages, and reading tons of books late into the night. In
our family it was you who loved sports most, and that love resulted
You tried to finish everything you started. Last time you did not
But that was only once, and what a shame that this was last time on
I believe that through your example, you convinced many people that
your way was not meaningless, and perhaps some will follow in your
footsteps and reach even further. TOGETHER ABOVE THE DIVISIONS
in peace and do not forget about us.
Please forgive us our mistakes, too.
invites you to his gallery. Click
on a picture!
at Marymount College in USA.
He loved the world and the truth. One of the youngest travelers.
Died a tragic death on September 17, 2002 in California.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at Brother
A's Church in Wesola Zielona on March 14, 2002 at
followed by the funeral services at the cemetery in Marysin
Brother, and the editorial staff.
If you plan to join us, please bring with you a votive candle.
the same time, we would like to express our sincere thanks
wonderful friends, Maryla and Eugeniusz Grzegrzolka, for
arrangements for The Holy Mass to be said at this beautiful
Many thanks to all of you who supported us and continue
to support us.
May God bless you!
would like to inform you, that in connection with the matter
of investigation of the mysterious death, which
took place in USA, of Kamil, Marymount College student,
my son and our fellow worker of the editorial staff -
in the supplement to the Gazeta Wyborcza, Large
Edition, of on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - a
long article, devoted to the Kamil's case will appear.
Furthermore, in the Polsat
TV , on Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at 6:45 PM,
in the main news program - there will be an information
Kamil's case as well.
WHAT HAPPENED TO KAMIL SZYBINSKI?
ANGELES/CHICAGO - Suicide or murder? Why did he die?
What happened? Show us his body. For several months these
questions have been haunting Kamil Szybinski's parents and
September 17, 2002, about 10:30, while walking on the beach
by the ocean, Charles Edward Mulhearn noticed a helicopter
circling above the rock called Inspiration Point. When he
walked towards the spot above which the helicopter was hovering,
he found the body of Kamil Pawel Szybinski lying at the
foot of the rock. The body of Kamil Szybinski was face up,
on his backpack, on the bed-rock about 15 meters away from
the 30-meter high cliff, near the ocean. 19-year old Kamil
had been a student at a private college, Marymount College
in Rancho Palos Verdes near Los Angeles - MORE.
a magnificent city with the largest Polish community in
the world. Just here at the Resurrection Hospital, Kamil
Szybinski was born on March 30 1983. It is also here, that
we try to engage in fundraising, which would help us to
disclose the true circumstances of his death on September
17 2002, at Rancho Palos Verdes, California, in the vicinity
of Marymount College, where he studied.
In Chicago, at the Trinity Church at 1118 North Noble Street,
tel. (773) 489-4140, on Sunday February 16th, a Requiem
Mass will be celebrated for the soul of our son, Kamil.
We would like to wholeheartedly thank Rev. Director Wladyslaw
Gowin, and tell him our sincere God bless you. Click
on a picture!
Please visit the Polish Priesthood Trinity Mission of Chicago:
I the name of the Szybinski Family and our own, we sincerely
thank Mrs. Grace Wychowanska for publishing the appeal in
the Nasza Polonia Portal, regarding Kamil, which was prepared
by Mrs. Magdalena Kalkowska of Spoleczny Komitet Pomocy
[Community Help Committee].
Please visit www.naszapolonia.com,
section Mozaika Polonijna [Polish Mosaic].
The helping hand of Polish Americans
the last few weeks the whole Polish community in the U.S.
and Poles in their native country have been shocked by the
tragic death of 19 years old Kamil Szybiński who died on
September the 17th in California. His death was classified
as a suicide by the court's
coroner. The boy's family finds impossible, without the
help of Polish Americans, answering the question why such
a young and intelligent human being, who had such grand
designs for the future decided to take so a desperate step?
It's been five months since Kamil's passing away, and his
father instead of getting a response to the haunting doubts
has found still new evidence contradicting the coroner's
story. Mr. Krzysztof Szybiński has exhausted all the possibilities
to finding out the truth through the official channels.
He wasn't even allowed to identify the body of his son.
Even after Kamil's death he is denied a farewell glimpse
at his son. He can live with doubts, till the end of his
days, as to the identity of the man whose body he'll be
shipping to Poland in the casket. Polish Americans have
established The Civil Committee of Help, which will be collecting
funds for the humanitarian aid of Kamil's father who found
himself in critical position on the American soil. Poles
from around the world have joined The Committee. No one
wishes to criticize the official results of post mortem
conducted by the state's officials. Our goal is to find
a reputable pathologist to give a second opinion, and this
needs funds. We re imploring Polish Americans to find funds
necessary to hire a
lawyer and to perform second independent post mortem.
our help the parents of the murdered boy won't ever know
the truth. The number of the account:
SZYBINSKI MEMORIAL FOUD
POLAM FEDERALCREDIT UNION
589 North Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90004
are deeply moved by the tragic events that have taken place
on board of the American space shuttle Columbia. Seven astronauts
lost their lives in this disaster. We want to extend our
condolences to the victims families. May God have mercy
on their poor souls. We also have hope that cause of this
accident will be explained in a professional manner, which
would minimize the possibility of similar occurrence in
article below (unofficial translation) appeared in Poland's
most influential daily "Rzeczpospolita"
on January 28th 2003. Entitled "Suicide or Murder"
the article addresses the unresolved case of the death of
our friend Kamil P. Szybinski. We hereby wish to thank the
editors of "Rzeczpospolita" and the article's
author for having taken an interest in a matter so important
for us. .
The hospitality of newly encountered friends allowed "Kamil"
to venture to the Hawaiian Islands. His dream was fulfilled.
Armed with AQUALUNG with picture of Kamil. Wonderfull world
of the Pacific depths. Cost of the venture 100$ for series
of 2 fourthy minutes dives accompanied by the instructor.
If you have the memories of your dives share with us.mi.
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are the interesting websites about the wonders of the underwater
depths of the Pacific Ocean:
beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes Peninsula is located on the
south - west end of Los Angeles at Pacific Ocean shore.
Splendid whisper of the Pacific Ocean basin. Magic view
of the sunset. While the nature is breath taking I missed
I felt his presence all around me, knowing that there is
perpetuated link between my beloved son and me for ever.
we are united in ethernity.Click
on a picture!
is a huge holiday, for almost all, believers in Jesus Christ.
There is almost no Polish family, who does not celebrate
this Day of Good News. Good is born will be heard in hundreds
of churches over the world.
me and for my Family, this is special period. On one hand,
enormous pain after loosing Kamil. On the other hand, it
is not the end and we will meet him sometimes. We will be
able to say: Our Son know that your parents, brother, and
grandparents as well as the rest of the whole family, numerous
friends, and hundreds of people of good will have done everything
possible to show the truth of your tragedy. Good will allow
all of us to carry out the issue to the end. Let the web
side ``www.dookolaswiata.com" along with the Gallery
of Polish Travelers will be your will, Our Beloved Son.
Know one thing that we cannot forgive our self that we have
spoken so little how much we love you and will love you
us in every possible way. We will do a lot in our and your
behave. Repeat one more time after priest Twardowski ``Harry
up to love people, they depart so fast." and ``We will
exist above the divisions" a film made by Kamil Szybinski. We will present this film on our web side.
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loved to travel. He was very fortunate and by the age of
19 he visited seventy countries on all seven continents.
He was very interested in traditional cultural traditions
and in slowly suppressed by the civilisation ethnic cultural
treasures. He never had any difficulties in making new friends
as he developed gift of communication mastering four languages:
English, Polish, French and Spanish in which he was fluent.
His prefered foreing language was Spanish. He collected
rare snap shots. His collection consisted of aviation pictures
and the precious nature. The longest of his trip is perpetuated
by pictures suplemented with my own pictures to maintain
this lasting tradition which united both of us.
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to Palm Springs by Sasha Sosnowski
a beautiful Monday morning Christopher and I set off to
Palm Springs, California. The weather was perfect, the car
was filled with gas so we got on the 405 freeway north and
drove to the 10 east and about 200 miles later we were in
beautiful Palm Springs. On the way there while we were still
on the freeway we saw one of the things Palm Springs is
famous for, it's wind mills and basic source of power throughout
the county. They were amazing. So big and tall. They don't
call it Palm Springs for nothing. It was full of Palm tree's
and plants. As Chris said "it was the land of the gardens".
We ate at a great restaurant in the nice town of La Quinta
about 10 miles away from Palm Sprigs. Another attraction
we saw was the famous "Palm Springs Air Museum".
The museum focuses on World War II and the planes flown
through the war. We had a great time. Click
on a picture!
invite you to the gallery of Palm Springs, and recommend
interesting web sides:
our tragedy that happened to us, every move of the hart
that allows us to outlast is greatly appreciated. Particularly,
in addition to the loss our son, we have encountered humiliation
in this Great Country. We thank you for your words and actions,
which will help us to bring Kamil do Polski as well as explain
the circumstances and causes of this tragedy.
Agnieszka, Andrzej i Krzysztof, let the Guard Angel protect
your children. Thank you.
construction in Nevada belongs to World Wonders. It is not
Las Vegas. It is Hoover's Dam. It is located on the Nevada
and Arizona border. Its size is huge. It was built in 1931
to 1936. So far it was not bitten in its class in spite
changes in technology. Water reservoir is 200 mils long.
It takes water from Colorado River. It is impossible to
describe the might of this construction, which inclines
to reflection. Click
on a picture!
We invite you to the gallery of Hoover Dam, and recommend
interesting web sides:
we will invite you for a Pumpkin Holiday in Los Angeles. We
have also plans for a sky trip to a certain town in California
and for October Festival.
Be with us for good and bad.
Palos Verdes and Kamil Szybinski
Palos Verdes is a small town and has a wonderful location
on the Pacific. Here Kameo has taken his last pictures in
his life. In the South of Los Angele, there is a highway
nr. 10. And here on its
>> end, this small town is located on hills. There
is here a huge container port and Marymount College with
wonderfull location. At a distance of 4.5 miles on the Pacific
cost, there is Inspiration Point.
is the last Kameo's road. He left his web side www.kameo.w.pl.
We will write more about Kameo soon. In our gallery, we
have added our pictures to Kameo's ones. For the first time
in my life, I have not pressed the camera batton with a
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invite you also to watch other intesesting web sides:
like to express my deepest appreaciation, in behaveour family,
out community in Wesola Zielona, for help i support. The
attitude of young
people was esspecially moving, who organized and took part
in the holy mass for Kamil's soul in our St. A Church
thanks also go to you for your support in our effort of
bringing Kamil to Poland to bury him in Marysin Wawerski
cemetary. The attitude of
Ms. Teresa Bombik and Ms. Halina Jakubczk allows us to believe
that we are serrunded by very sensitive people with open
God Bless you!
We would like to ask for your assistance in reconstructing
the last moments of the life of our beloved Son Kamil. Please
share with us all the information you have in your memory.
Especially we would like to know the person and appreciate
the information from her/him:
on the 17th of September 2002 (between 8.00-9.00 am)
gave Kamil a lift to the Marymount College, where He ate
his breakfast and used the school computer
The person who on the 17th of September 2002 (between
gave Kamil a lift from the campus to the beach at Inspiration
Point here He took his breakfast and school backpack.
would like to contact the person who tried to call Kamil's
father in Poland from the student campus on 011488317312
twice: at 12.02 and 12.09 pm on the 17th of September
and God Bless you.
Kamil's parents and Brother contact with family:email@example.com
I'm sure that you understand the pain and suffering of my
family after the tragic loss of our beloved son Kamil and
the decision to suspend for time being the update of this
Web site. We believe that Kamil, who traveled to seven continents,
is now on a voyage to the countless number of galaxies and
we eagerly await reports from him.
Today you can view photos from Kamil's college and surrounding
areas. You are very warmly invited to visit them and please
do not forget to send us yours materials. I would like to
extend our deep appreciation and express the words of thank
to all the good will people, who helped us during the hard
times in far away
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particular I would like to thank:
Krzysztof Kasprzyk, the Polish General Consul in Los Angeles
and all the
employees of the Consulate of Polish Republic
employees of the Polish Airlines LOT
employees of the American Airlines
employees of Marymount College, Kris Lee and other friends
of Kamil from
Kazimierczuk from Dayton
Mariuszowi and Saszy Sosnowskim from Beverly Hils
and Ewa Boguckis, Maryla and Marta Gżegżółka, Bolesław
Elżbieta, Andrzej and Sebastian Olszewscy, Bożena Jarnot,
Ewa Rojek and all
details of Kamil's mourning ceremonies will be known soon.
Thank you, please pray
Elżbieta, Krzysztof and all hurt by this tragedy.
It's very hard for us to share with you this painful message.
On the 17th of September 2002 Kamil Szybiński, while studying
in the US, passed away in tragic circumstances. One of the
co-authors of our website and my son. He was only 19. An
excellent linguist, profficient in three languages, a great
traveller, who visited seven continents. His life passion
was high-performance roller-skating. After finishing Uni,
he wanted to work for the benefit of the international community.
Life's unfair destiny broke his strike of successes.
Please pray for him.
Beloved son of the Szybiński family, fondly remembered by
Piotr Jurczuk, Paweł Py¶ and friends.
see who he was and what he wanted to be like, pleae visit
Our website also contains photos from Kamil's trip to the
Hawaii Islands - Please click!
Maciej Kot: first anniversary
it were possible to go back 365 days, then surely most people
in the world, and most of all the Americans, would erase
this day from our history. What we are mentioning is of
course the 11th of September 2001. How does New York look
like, in the first anniversary of this tragedy? Time heals
wounds and the proof of what happened can be seen by looking
at the immense, rectangular deepening in the terrain, called
Ground Zero. I am not sure how the New Yorkers see this,
but I really miss the two Big Twins. Without them the town
seems empty, and similar to other cities, who's downtowns
are filled with skyscrapers. But knowing the fortitude of
the residents, it will soon be filled with another, more
incredible structure. This will prove to everyone that the
terrorist attack, which had taken place here, will bring
an opposite effect to what were thinking the people of Bin
invite everyone to the gallery, where I continue my correspondence,
supplemented with archived and actual photos of New York.
on a picture! Maciej
author of today's correspondence specialized in the issue
of the east coast of the USA and South America is our guest
in our gallery of TRAVELERS.
Thanking him for the report, we ask for more information
on more successes.
first anniversary of www.dookolaswiata.pl 1-september-2002
Holidays, holidays and they've already passed. As we informed
you before, we were supposed to visit Brunei Darussalam,
but because of some troubles we didn't manade to do so.
Soon we'll tell you about our peripeteias. Anyway, I believe
that due to the fantastic weather in Poland many have abonded
their plans to go abroad and have been travelling in our
beautiful country. We invite you to tell us about your domestic
travels on our website. A year of our presence in the internet
has already passed. We're happy that we're being watched
in 88 cities of Poland and in 42 countries around the world.
We're also very pleased that you decided to write to us
more and more often. We would like to thank all of those
who sent us their materials. We have prepared some new updates
for our website, such as the Traveller's Gallery, to which
we invite anyone of you. For more detail please visit the
'About Us' section. Our continent maps have been changed
so that when you want to visit a specific city, not only
may you find information about it, but also you may even
see its parts live through a special video camera installed
in a particular region of that city. Soon you'll be even
able to see Warsaw on www.dookolaswiata.pl. While viewing
our website why not listen to music? We encourage you to
do so, you may listen to MUZ 1 - an interesting radio station
from Gdańsk or to Flash Radio - a radio station from London.
We would also like to remind you that our cards of countries
have already 200 entries and you are able to listen to many
different types of music from all over the world. You are
also able to see Kamil's film - "The 7 Continents",
about his travels. Soon, in the Guest Book, it will be possible
not only to make a comment, but also locate a photo of yourself.
Paul who spent his holidays in Australia has also prepared
a few suprises for you. To find out more about our updates
please visit the 'About us' part. We cont on your opinions.
We would also like to invite you to visit our special new
gallery, that presents our most interesting photos ever
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hope that you will contribute to our website, we wish you
a successful 2002/2003
Visit us, it's really worth it.
Rasta, Kameo i Paweł.
Khmer country that has an incredible culture, went into
conlfict in the twentieth century which ended with a manslauter
of millons habitants of this country. This is why for a
long period of time it was not possible to travel there.
We've received photos, that we would like to share with
you. Introduce yourselves with the enclosed information
from Peter and with our recommended web-sites about this
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we'll move from Europe to Africa. We would like to invite
you to a travel by train through Kenya, that lies in the
East Africa, by the Indian Ocean. Please check out not only
our gallery which presents photos from Kenya's capital city
Nairobi, but also our basic information base about Kenya.
Click on a photo!
We also recommend these interesting websites about Kenya.
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also recommend these interesting websites about Kenya:
continuing our Crete 2002 tour. We travel from Capri to
Sorrento by sea. Slowly we reach the steep coast, on which
are situated many small houses, just like cuckoo nests -
an amazing sight. You can find a more detailed description
in Maciek's memories, from before yesterday. The next we
go to the Pompey. This is where on the 24th of August b.c.
Vesuvio erupted covering the district in dust and lava.
The eruption surprised over three thousand citizens, who
were buried by six metres of volcanic lava and dust. Only
in XVIII century was this site recovered, allowing us to
understand the tremendousness of misery. Please visit our
gallery that presents parts of the uncovered buildings.
The photos from Sorrento are being prepared by Maciek. Click
on a photo!
return to path of our voyage.
"The night on the cruiser from Cagliari to Naples was
very calm. KrisS went to sleep, I met cool people: a guy
from Sardinia and two from Naples. They were very sociable,
after a bit one of them opened a bottle of Canonau...".
To find out more.Click
on a photo!
The info about getting there was placed in the last material
had in plans to present today photos from Portugal courtesy
of Ewa. Unfortunately, not because of our fault these plans
have slightly changed. Not everything is lost and instead
of showing you the beauty of Portugal we would like to present
these photos of Tunisia, that lies in Northern Africa. Except
for these photos you can find the basic info about Tunisia,
including it's flag, map and national hymn, which you can
hear on-line. Click on a photo!. Click
on a photo!
also recommend these interesting websites about Tunisia:
working on the possibility of listening to music from different
countries. A short piece can be heard in the Brazil section.
Please visit it!
our countries base will be enriched with another 50 countries,
mainly from the Middle East and Europe.
the fifth day
is another stop during our travel. Sardinia welcomed us
with great weather. It was cool. I'd like to invite you
to Maciek's and Piotrek's info cards about this island.
I'd like to propose a voyage on the Warsaw-Sicily-Sardinia-Corsica
route. With a bus fare equal to 402 PLN to Naples and back
on can travel on this route for two weeks for about 1700
PLP. From here you can go to Capri. Sorrento, the Pompey
and hike up the Vezuvio volcano. Just a reminder: to special
sea fares are about 25 EURO. We would like to recommend
the Panaceum company from Kielce, which has regular bus
connections with Naples three times in a week. Departures
are possible from many large cities in Poland. The total
time of the travel, which is enriched by beautiful views
is about 30 hours. Please call: 0-41 368-48-44 or 0-22 828-61-19.
Please visit the gallery with photos from Sardinia. Click
on a photo!
also recomend these interesting websites about Sardinia:
week: Portugal (Monday), Naples and Capri (Wednesday), Sorrento
and the Pompey (Friday).
the fourth day
are forced to travel by air. The not so well known, but
cheap, airline Alpieagles offers a two-way flight to Naples
for EURO. In the evening we get onboard a cruiser and we're
on our way to Sicily. At dawn we reach Palermo. We're in
a place that is easily associated with the mafia. By renting
a car we want to visit as much as possible. After travelling
over 700 kms, we are sure of one thing - we're in a country
of kind and friendly people. The exude even soothing peace
and calmness. Maybe we were well treated because we didn't
get in anyone's way or something? Maciek tells more about
these wonderful people in his memories. Please visit the
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We also recommend these interesting websites about Sicily:
were informed by the head of the Candela Association that
between the 22nd and the 30th of June the Iberoamerican
culture festival will take place. Samba, flamenco, tango,
the coffee and chocolate feast are only some of the festival's
attractions. The feast will begin in the courtyard of the
Warsaw University, taking it's participants into the world
of colours, tastes and aromas of the Latin America. The
delights of the exotic kitchen will be served with the southern
rhythms accompaniment in the background. The week will be
full of diverse shows, dance classes, night feasts, literature
meetings and exhibitions.
interrupting our Crete 2002 presentation, to show you some
materials courtesy of Ewa Graczyk, a dependable guest on
our website. Peru, a country constantly surrounded by mysteries
is definitely worth seeing. Because www.dookolaswiata.pl
only saw the capital Lima, we welcomed Ewa's materials with
great happiness. Please notice the prepared country card
on the main page. There are already 100 of them. Some of
them have got local music, just like the Peru card. Please
listen to them. We impatiently await your comments about
our latest updates. Please visit Ewa's gallery and read
her travel memories. Click on a photo!. Click
on a photo!
also recommend these interesting websites about Peru:
please visit, the third part of the Crete 2002 voyage -
Athens, the third day of the expedition
quickly flies when you're travelling. Especially when you're
asleep. We've already reached the famous Pireus, Athens
isn't far away. Today we were sightseeing the Acropolis
ruins, they're worth seeing. In the attached travel chronicle
Maciek wrote a more detailed account of our travel. I'd
like to propose to you visiting the second tourist route
in this region. Firstly we got a last minute package to
Crete for just 1 100 PLN. After sightseeing the island we
went to the Rhode island. The ferry ticket cost 21 EURO.
One has to remember that the ferry travels only once a week.
The sea voyage is very beautiful - it takes one whole day.
The boat stops at a few islands. The ferry has air-conditioning.
I recommend taking a sun-block because the non-stop shifting
from the hot outside into the cool indoors can not only
cause a flue but also a change a skin colour. After visiting
the spectacular Rhode island we went by a night cruise to
Athens. It runs once a day. The time of the whole voyage
is 15 hours and costs 25 EURO. After sightseeing the Pireus
harbour and Athens we took another night cruise, this time
to Iraklion, Crete. Altogether, for about 1 700 PLN you
can visit everything. We invite you to the gallery with
Acropolis and to Maciek's memories. Click
on a photo!
recommend these interesting websites about Athens and Pireus: