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Polish Day at National Learning Network

National Learning Network hold a polish and ukraine day 6th May 2010

Bet O'Grady

on 7 May 2010

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Polish and Ukraine Day
National Learning Network
6th May 2010
Geography Culture Photo's Food History Dress On September 1, 1939 Hitler ordered his troops into Poland the start of WWII Nearly one million Polish soldiers significantly delayed Hitler's attack on Western Europe, planned for 1939. There was strong resistance to Nazi Germany the most famous instance was the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
During WWII about 5 million Polish citizens were killed. Typical meals are very hearty and often contain a lot of meat. Just sampling them is enough to discover that they are really delicious and worth putting on a few ounces. The most recommendable dishes are: bigos, kotlet schabowy, pierogi and gołąbki Poles boast that their two basic products are bread and sausages.
The most typical ingredients used in Polish cuisine are sauerkraut, beetroot, cucumbers (gherkins), sour cream, kohlrabi, mushrooms, sausages and smoked sausage. The most popular desserts are cakes and pastries. A shot of vodka is an appropriate addition to festive meals and help you to digest the food.
Poland is a country in Central Europe. Generally speaking, Poland is an unbroken plain reaching from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Carpathian Mountains in the south. The neighboring countries are Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and Lithuania and the Russian province of Kaliningrad to the northeast.
Natural resources: coal, sulfur, copper, natural gas, iron, zinc, lead, salt, arable land.

Natural hazards: occasional flooding

Environment - current issues: The situation has improved since 1989 due to decline in heavy industry and increased environmental concern by postcommunist governments air pollution nonetheless remains serious because of sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, and the resulting acid rain has caused forest damage; water pollution from industrial and municipal sources is also a problem, as is disposal of hazardous wastes

The Poles speak a Slavic language and have a special fondness for English. Paper cut outs from Poland is renowned throughout the world for their artistic ingenuity. Folk cut outs is one of the indigenous art style and practiced widely in non-urban centers. Polish cuisine and dining table etiquette is a perfect reflection of the warmth in the Polish character. Having a meal with one's family is not just consumption of food - it is celebration. Poles are gregarious in character and love to show affection during interaction. The word "czesc" is Polish for "hi", however, even an English "hello" is guaranteed to start an avalanche of greetings with faces beaming, all around. Poland was totally unprepared for the onslaught of war There was a substantial group of Poles who risked their lives during the German occupation to save Jews. Germany claimed Poland had attacked villages on German – Poland boarder War ended 1945
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