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Tengeru: A Long Lost Polish History

Throughout the world, November 1 marks All Saints’ Day, a Christian holiday celebrated to remember and pay homage to all those who have obtained beatific vision in heaven. In many parts of Christendom, the day is a national holiday commemorated by a visit to graveyards, in order to plant flowers and light candles in remembrance […]

Margaret Thatcher loved the maquette of Canary Wharf. She listened enthralled as the architects explained how a light railway would extend through the razed old docks. There was a toy train running round the mock-up. The whole thing was over 10,000sq ft. The little railway ended in acres of suburban housing. Little red-brick cottages arranged […]

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THE first thing Polish immigrants brought to Britain, when the country opened its doors to eastern European workers in 2004, was an admirable work ethic. Gangmasters told stories about farm labourers picking cabbages at night, by the light of car headlamps. Then Polish delicatessens began to appear, selling herring and pierogi; then came Polish solicitors. […]

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Millions of highly qualified workers in Europe and around the world are employed as foreign domestic staff. They may earn more than they would at home, but often it comes at the cost of their family life. Rosi Torres has been living in Germany for ten years. She has no papers and she works illegally. […]

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