Photographer's Note

Path signs in a bit forgotten Beskid Niski.

Terrains of so called Lemkowszczyzna (Lemkivshchyna) are definatelly worth of exploring not only because of the wildest mountain range in Poland. We meet there old, not existing today villages, forgotten cemeteries and many remains and traces of the Lemkos culture.

As we read in Wikipedia: "140,000 Lemkos were living in the Polish part of Lemkivshchyna in 1939. depopulation of these lands occurred when the Lemkos began to be removed in a forced resettlement, first to the Soviet Union (about 90,000 people) and later to Poland's newly-acquired western lands (about 35,000) in the Operation Wisla campaign of the late 1940s".

Some Lemkos began to return homeland after 1956. Some people suspect there is 60.000 Lemkos living today in Poland. Nowadays they try to save their unique culture.

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  • Copyright: sebastian Ng (sebastn) (146)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2008-04-00
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2009-01-10 1:47
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