Polacy? Niemcy? O trudnej tożsamości rozbarczan słów kilka
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Rozbark, today one of the districts of Bytom, in the past autonomous village, has a rich but difficult history. It was inhabited by both Polish and German people who were loyal to the prevailing authorities, whether it was Polish, Czech, Prussia or German, however Polish people have never forgotten they identity. To preserve polish traditions and language, greatest hosts established Rozbark's Group leaded by guild master who was also chronicler and kept the book called as "list of members of Rozbak's Group". Apart from financial data and information about people who were members of the group, there was also information crucial for the village and related to building of the church, founders of the temple, following priests, innovations, conflagrations, thefts, weather as well as visits of famous people and worldwide info such as international conflicts, anniversaries and popes. All notes were posted in Polish language, unlike the official church's chronicle which was kept in German language. Despite the fact that inhabitants of Rozbark represented many different nationalities, they coexisted in harmony. They were using two languages, but showed patriotism by attending in polish organizations both military and intellectual. The all time multicultural of Rozbark lasts until today.
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