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is a (example pictured left) szopka krakowska nativity scene traditionally constructed in Kraków during the Christmas season. Its distinctive feature is the use of architectural details of Kraków's historical landmarks as a backdrop for the nativity of Jesus.
singing has long been a popular tradition in Poland. The oldest known Polish carols date back to the 15th century. Among the most beloved Christmas carol (recordings listed right) are the lulling "Lulajże, Jezuniu" ("Sleep, Little Jesus"), the joyful "Dzisiaj w Betlejem" ("Tonight in Bethlehem"), and the majestic " Bóg się rodzi" ("God is Born").
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... that a famous
shows Małka Zdrojewicz, who smuggled weapons into the photograph Warsaw Ghetto inside her boots? ... that before becoming a
Yad Vashem historian, worked for Polish communist intelligence and security organizations? Shmuel Krakowski ... that
, who could not attend university in Poland because of Herman Pines Jewish quotas, worked on developing aviation fuels that helped the Royal Air Force win the Battle of Britain? ... that
was taken to glorify the SS men who suppressed the this photograph Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, but helped convict them of murder? ... that , the first attempt to portray The Hexer universe in film, was "crushed by the reviewers and laughed out by fans", and has since been described as "the film we all want to forget"? The Witcher
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