The Churches of the Polish People’s Republic

Postwar Poland saw a huge wave of church-building, within and against the professedly socialist system.

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The peripheral housing estates of Polish cities live up — or down — to their reputation, depending on what you’re expecting. From afar, they look like massive residential blocks constructed of large concrete panels, with green spaces in between and wide roads connecting them. They’re a monument to state socialism’s scale of public provision, but they are also a […]

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