Name: Franciszka Gabriela Litwin
Hometown: Wrocław, Poland
Languages Spoken: Polish, English
Family: Franciszka lives with her parents and older sister Maria.
Parent’s Work: Franciszka’s mother is a film director, and her father is a sociologist.
Favorite Food: Pierogi (an Eastern or Central European dumpling)
Favorite School Subject: Music
Favorite Activites: Horseback riding, playing the piano
Poland at a Glance
President: Bronisław Komorowski
Prime Minister: Donald Tusk
Location: Central Europe
Population: more than 38, 000, 000
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, 10% Other (Unspecified, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant)
History: During World War II (1939-1945), Germany occupied part of Poland while the Soviet Union took control of the rest. Poland lost nearly 20 percent of its people in World War II—half of whom were Jews. Today, Poland is part of the European Union.
LEARN A LITTLE POLISH
Jak się masz? (Yak she mash) How are you?
Dziękuję (Jen-koo-ye) Thank you
Wiosna (vee-os-na) Spring
Dżdżystość (ji-jist-osh-ch) Rain
Do widzenia (Do veed-zayn-ya) Goodbye