Letter from Krasnystaw to USA, 1989. (L to R) Ignacy Jan Paderewski who was a pianist and also the first Prime Minister when Poland gained independence in 1918. - Gen. Wladyslaw Langner, who fought the Battle of Lwow with a group of soldiers to hold off the Germans. After 10 days he surrendered to save Polish lives and spare Lwow. - One of the 640 year-old sculpted heads kept in Wawel Castle in Krakow. Many more were created. Only 30 still exist.