Poland celebrated at CWA
Woy Woy Country Women's Association branch celebrated all things Polish on August 29, when branch international officer Ms Kate Jagger gave a special presentation on the European country.
Ms Jagger spent much of early 2018 travelling around Europe and spent a considerable amount of time immersing herself in the culture and history of Poland during her visit.
To share her experience, she coordinated the Association's celebration of all things Polish, which included traditional Polish food and drink, literature, film and history.
"Kate gave an informative talk about her experience during her recent trip to Poland," said branch publicity officer Ms Emily Bowtell.
"We were also visited by Bob Holloway, who recounted the incredible love story of his German mother and Polish father during World War II as well as their experiences as migrants in Australia."
There was a reading of the children's book, Let the Celebrations Begin! by Margaret Wild, which told the story of life inside a concentration camp and the resilience of the women and children as they awaited liberation.
"We watched an incredibly moving documentary about Irena Sendler, a Polish social worker and member of the Polish Resistance during World War II," Ms Bowtell said.
"Sendler and her team were responsible for saving the lives of over 2000 Jewish children and reuniting some families after the end of the war.
"We ended the day on a high note, enjoying some Polish wine and spirits courtesy of Kate."
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Emily Bowtell, Woy Woy CWA branch
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