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history and culture



by Julia Detyna


1. General information

2. Language

3. History

4. Polish cuisine

5. Tourist attractions

6. Sources


  • strong bonds to tradition
  • important part of western civilization
  • very religious nation


  • a west slavic language
  • second most widely spoken slavic language
  • 97% claim polish as mother tongue

HIstory of poland

  • subjugated by invaders
  • largest european state in the mid 1500s
  • polish culture remained strong
  • suffered extremely during the 20th century
  • jewish population almost annihilated
  • lost its independence
  • became a communist satellite state
  • nationwide movement
  • polish government fell in 1989

  • market based democracy
  • member of NATO and EU
  • modern and historic architecture


polish cuisine

  • rich in meat
  • lots of vegetables and herbs
  • heavy on butter, cream, eggs and seasoning
  • often need preparation
  • barszcz and pierogi are most known


Tourist attractions

Wieliczka salt mine

Auschwitz-Birkenau camps

Wieliczka salt mine

  • one of the oldest salt mines
  • stopped operation in 1996
  • now open for tourists

Auschwitz-Birkenau camps

  • over 900,000 jews were brought there
  • less than 10% survived
  • Nazis tried to destroy it
  • only guided tours


  • https://www.educations.com/study-guides/europe/study-in-poland/language-culture-18007
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_cuisine
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Poland
  • http://www.auschwitz.org/en/
  • https://www.britannica.com/place/Poland

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