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International Coffeehouses: Poland

This guide will provide links to resources related to the countries featured in the International Coffeehouses.

Map of Poland

a map of the country Poland with the locations of cities cited such as the capital, Warsaw


Country Map (Poland), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 12 March 2021 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/pl.MAP

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Nobel Prize Winners for Literature

Oil painting of Henryk Sienkiewicz

Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916)

Henryk Sienkiewicz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905.


Britannica Academic, s.v. "Henryk Sienkiewicz," accessed March 12, 2021, https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/article/Henryk-Sienkiewicz/67674.

Władysław Stanisław Reymont's medallion from his grave in Warsaw, Poland

Władysław Stanisław Reymont (1867-1925)

Władysław Stanisław Reymont won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1924.


Reymont, Władysław Stanisław, image, from Encyclopædia Britannica, accessed March 12, 2021, https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/assembly/view/136076.

Headshot of Wislawa Szymborska

Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012)

Szymborksa won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.


Wisława Szymborska , image, from Encyclopædia Britannica, accessed March 12, 2021, https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/assembly/view/234979.

Headshot of Olga Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk (b.1962)

 Olga Tokarczuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2018.


Tokarczuk, Olga , image, from Encyclopædia Britannica, accessed March 12, 2021, https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/assembly/view/242474.

Historical Article

Snapshots of Poland

Black & white photo of people adults and kids along a fence in Poland with a playground in the background.

Poland, 1956.

Erich Lessing. 1956. POLAND. 1956.. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311551291.

A woman is pictured walking while holding an umbrella and pushing a white baby carriage through Poland.

Poland, 1976

Bruno Barbey. 1976. POLAND. POLAND. 1976.. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311539939.

An image from the Town of Chelmno in Poland. A lady is pictured with a shovel collecting coal off a sidewalk in front of a building. A man is walking the sidewalk and a mother with two childen sit and watch at a distance.

Collecting Coal, Town of Chelmno, Poland, 1981

Bruno Barbey. 1981. POLAND. POLAND. Pomerania region. Town of Chelmno. 1981. Collecting coal.. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311544866.

An image of the Tatras Mountains outside of the town Zakapone, Poland. A horse walks a dirt path pulling a wagon of logs and a man and woman.

Zakapone, Poland. Tatras Mountains, 2007

Chris Steele-Perkins. 2007. POLAND. 2007. POLAND. Zakapone. Tatras Mountains. 2007.. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311513602.

Several sheep are pictured inside a fence on a farm in the Tatras Mountains in the town of Zakapone, Poland.

Zakapone, Poland. Tatras Mountains, 2007

Chris Steele-Perkins. 2007. POLAND. 2007. POLAND. Zakapone. Tatras Mountains. 2007.. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311513612.

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Facts in Brief

Poland's national flag. Two horizontal stripes of white above red


Capital: Warsaw

Official language: Polish

Official name: Rzeczypospolita Polska (Republic of Poland)

Money: Basic unit-- Zloty

National anthem: "Jeszcze Polska nie Zginela ("Poland Has Not Yet Perished")


Text Citation: Bugajski, J. (2021). Poland. In World Book Advanced. https://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar436700

Image Citation: Country Flag (Poland), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 12 March 2021 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/pl.FLAG

Listen! Polish Folk Music

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Important Musical Figures

Frédéric Chopin photo in his home in the year 1849

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

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Image Citation: Frédéric Chopin , image, from Encyclopædia Britannica, accessed March 12, 2021, https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/assembly/view/167276.

Ignacy Jan Paderewski playing the piano

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)

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Image Citation: Paderewski, Ignacy , image, from Encyclopædia Britannica, accessed March 12, 2021, https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/assembly/view/139777.

Krzysztof Penderecki conducting

Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

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Image Citation:  Krzysztof Penderecki , image, from Encyclopædia Britannica, accessed March 12, 2021, https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/assembly/view/245401.

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