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Karol Wojtyla – the Polish Pope
Karol Wojtyla, known to most of the people as John Paul II, was one of the greatest Poles in history of the country. His death, despite his age, was not expected as he seemed to an immortal hero who would stay with us forever.
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Sanctuary
The sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska dates back to the beginning of 17th century. The calvaries as such started, however, in 15th century in Spain. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska can boast also of 16th century monastery and painting of Holy Mary.
Janusz Korczak, silent hero
When we talk about heroes of war, we usually think of people lighting In battles, leading the crowds to victory and showing resist towards the enemy. But there are also silent heroes who gave their life in the name of idea. One of them is Janusz Korczak.
Janosik, Slavic Robin Hood
Life and legend of this Slovak highwayman is similar to Robin Hood’s. Although Janosik was Slovak, his activity on Polish land made him popular around the country. He was captured and executed at the end of 25, after he had refused to betray his companions.
Krakow Academy was founded in 14th century and was soon changed into University. It attracted known teachers and smart students that brought it fame and prestige. Even though the crisis of the country influenced also university, it is still thought to be the best university of Poland.
Jagiello, Lithuanian king of Poland
Ladislau Jagiello was a strong king who started to rule the country thanks to his marriage to female heir of Polish throne. After the death of his spouse he was married 3 more times and kept the throne for his sons. He founded Jagiellonian dynasty that ruled Poland and gained influence in Europe.
Italian queen of Poland
The rule of known dynasties was based on the rule of its male members while women were usually kept away from politics. Queens, who made attempts to rule, were most of the time not popular among their subjects. One of such queens was Bona Sforza.
Irena Sendler, Polish Hero
Mrs Sendler might not be know all around the world but she is surely one of people that Poland should be proud of. She saved many lives risking her own. She showed courage and will to do good. Forgotten for years, although she saved more Jews during Holocaust than Schindler.
Independence Day of Poland
Gaining back independence by Poland is celebrated on 11th of November. As the Poles look back on that day on their past, it is the day of remembrance over those who fought for Polish freedom. It is still one of the most important events in Poland.
In Darkness, a film review
Agnes Holland is one of directors who gained recognition outside of Poland. Her last movie has been nominated to the Oscar awards. It is definitely worth recommending, especially that it depicts the real story of a group of Jews that went through Holocaust in Lvov. They hid in the sewers to save the
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