Photographer's Note

About Poland. Page Four: About Borderland

This reagion, nowedays most north-eastern part of the country, was a disputable area in the beginning of 1920s, and a war territory between newly re-born Lithuania and Poland. It changed hands several times and finally the border (in its today shape, too) was set at so called Foch's Line.
And it was the only "hot" time in our thousands years old history of a friendly neighbourhood (and being a one country for hundreds years).
Not exactly, in fact. Until today the greatest poet in the history of the region - Adam Mickiewicz (Lith. Adomas Mickievicius) is another dispute: his roots are Belarussian (his family name definitely is, and he was born in Belarussia), he spoke and felt as a Pole, and wrote that Lithuania was his motherland and homeland. Typical borderland dilemma.
Photo: Lithuanian youth during a regional festival. No need to explain how important it is to sustain the tradition...

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