Poland is my ancestral homeland. All 4 of my grandparents were born there.
I’ve read multiple histories, historical novels, and studied maps and historical atlases to try to get a comprehensive sense of my ancestors’ lives. All of this has given me an intense pride in my heritage.
Not that my ancestors were at all instrumental in shaping that history. They were peasants – the people most affected by oppressive rules. They survived.
Poland and her people have persisted in their steadfast faith in their nation and their destiny.
Wikipedia has a good overview of Poland and her history.