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My home town in Europe

This is a presentation of Żarki, the town from the south of Poland
by

Agnieszka Stróżna

on 28 November 2012

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Transcript of My home town in Europe

Welcome to our home town.
We hope you will enjoy the journey
through its history and culture changes The first information about Żarki appeared
in 1373-1375. It is situated on the uplands
of Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska. It belongs
to the province of Silesia. There live over 8000 people in the whole Commune,
but the whole town's population is more than 5000. Here we have the ruins of the oldest church
of Saint Stanislav in Żarki In this picture you can see the church
of Saint Jude and Tadeus. It is situated in the centre of the town The church in Żarki was built in 1522
It was renovated in 1777 by Ignacy Koziorowski.
During the I World War it was damaged but it was rebulit. Another very interesting church in Żarki
is the church of Saint Barbara. It is open once
a year on the day of Barbara- 4th of December The most magnificent of all churches
in Żarki's Commune is the church of
Saint Mary- the patroness of Families
in Leśniów. It also has a very interesting history. A lot of people come there in belief that the Beautiful Lady will help them live happily and healthily In Kirkut the first graves were in the caves or under the rocks,
but later there was a place with the tombstones.
The last funeral was in 1942, so the most people of this graveyard
was of the XIX and XX century. There weren't just people in the graves,
there were also books from the synagogues..It's got more than 1100 graves.
On the tombstones there weren't any photos, but there were emblems.
They mean:next very important part of the Culture of Żarki
is the Jewish Graveyard According to the good location of the town
connected with important transport trails
a lot of Jewish people settled there. In 1771 Żarki
had population of 1300 inhabitants including
over 300 Jews. The synagoge after the II World War
was renovated and changed into the Culture Centre. The Market Place is the biggest in the north part of Silesian Province.
It is visited by thousands of people every Wednesday and Saturday.
It offers high quality products from animals, food, grain to leather clothes. It is situated near historical barns. Our town is very beautiful and really worth
seeing. We're inviting you all. Come and see Żarki .
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