Natolin Students at the "Powązki" Cemetery in Warsaw

On 2 November 2019, Professor Georges MINK provided a guided tour to Natolin Students of the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw, the most famous and cultural cemetery in Poland that dates back to 1790. Dedicated to the celebration of one of the most important holidays in Poland, known as All Saints' Day or Wszystkich Świętych, the students of the College of Europe in Natolin had a chance to appreciate an unforgettable evening walk in the light of thousands of candles lit at the cemetery by Poles who, on the 1st and the 2nd of November, traditionally visit the graves of their dear ones and honor the lives of those no longer living.

Powązki Cemetery is the final resting place for a great number of important people in Polish history, such as Władysław Szpilman, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Irena Sendlerowa, Colonel Ryszard Kukliński, and Professor Bronisław Geremek, the patron of the College's European Civilization Chair and former lecturer at the College of Europe in Natolin. Anyone visiting the cemetery on these memorable evenings will be able to observe the beautiful tradition of the All Saints' Day in Poland, discover the history of Powązki with its incredible works of art, and commemorate some of the notable figures buried there.