Nowa Huta was built for two hundred thousand Polish steel workers in just ten years between 1949 and 1959 and was designed to rebalance Krakow society in favour of the proletariat and to overwhelm the largely conservative and bourgeois city that was a focus of opposition and a thorn in the side for the communist government.
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Still on my list, Andrew, though heaven knows when I’ll return to Poland. So many new family members born since the last trip!
More travel plans Jo.
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More plans than action!
Richard grew up in Krakow and although his sister still lives in Nowa Huta, he hates the area for its look and history. Interesting post. Maggie
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