For centuries, Poland has been a multinational country with representatives of various cultures and religions living and working side by side, often fighting and even giving their lives for their homeland. The most important values professed were: honour, freedom, tolerance and hospitality. The exhibition “Poland – Homeland of Tolerance” explores these traditions and looks for their traces in the modern Polish society.
The ‘Bambrzy’, who hailed from a northern Bavarian town in Germany, arrived in four waves at the invitation of King August II to make their homes in villages decimated by the Great Northern War (1700-1721) and a cholera epidemic. Many of these settlements are now parts of Poznań.