Written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn Saturday, 03 November 2007 17:00
Polish cemeteries are unique. I did not see such a rich variety of graves' styles and care for the graves by alive family members anywhere else in the world. This is partly due to the fact that Poles are Roman Catholic. For Roman Catholics the death is important part of human existence. The death does not end human life since we all have eternal spirit. Y We all will meet there, on the other side. Poles also have a tendency to remember past, history, not to live in the present time like people in other cultures. For a long time Catholic Church was very skeptical towards burning bodies, crematoria are still rare in Poland. Therefore the graves are large, since each person need to be buried in a coffin which is of the size of a human body.