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Michal, 79 ans, est un polonais d'origine bielorusse.
Il a quitt la Bielorussie avec sa femme aprs la deuxime guerre mondiale, comme de nombreux polonais des terrains de l'Est qui sont passs sous le joug de l'URSS l'poque. Il s'est install dans une petite ville du Nord-Ouest de la Pologne, Jastrowie, o il a travaill en tant que vtrinaire. Orthodoxe, sa famille se cachait longtemps avec son culte en raison du manque de la tolrance des catholiques polonais. Aujourd'hui, Michal est la retraite, cultive son jardin, s'occupe des ruches et reste trs actif en gnral.
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Michal, 79 years, is a Polish with Belarusian origin.
He left Belarus with his wife after the Second World War, as many Polish people living in the territories wich came under the yoke of the USSR at the time.

He settled in a small town in northwestern Poland, Jastrowie, where he worked as a veterinarian.

Orthodox, his family was hiding with his cult for a long time because of lack of tolerance of Polish catholics. Today, Michal is retired, he cultivates his garden, takes care of hives and of his family.

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