Although the ruins at the site of the 1st Military Clinical Hospital in Lublin were known for some time, investigations were launched after an intrigued worker recalled stories from post-war doctors at the hospital about their origins.
Entitled ‘Lost Borders: In the Footsteps of the Second Polish Republic’, the project sees Kaja and Tomasz Grzywaczewski uncovering the fascinating and sometimes harrowing stories of how living in the borderlands has shaped the memory, identity and lives of the people who still live in its territories today.
Formally part of Poland, the 6kg of coins were found in the town of Zbarazh (Zbaraż) which was one of the settings for Henryk Sienkiewicz's classic 1884 novel With Fire and Sword.
Polish interwar culture has been finding its way back into the popular mainstream since Poland began celebrating its 100 years of independence. TFN’s Juliette Bretan now delves into the past and finds a treasure-trove of beautiful old classics which seem, she says, “to swell like the lungs of a concertina before your very eyes – it is almost constantly updated becoming an all-inclusive, lavish library of the interwar arts.”
Modern artists get inspiration from the rich and vibrant music scene that enveloped the fledgling Second Republic.
The National Digital Archives has released 100 photographs taken between the wars to provide a snapshot of life in those distant days in celebration of 100 years of Polish independence.