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On a journey through Poland, from the port of Gdansk in the north to the Slovakian border south of the Tatra Mountains, Michael considers the upheavals that have traumatised the country for 70 years. He visits Auschwitz; meets the former president Lech Walesa, whose free trade union Solidarity helped loosen Communism's grip on Eastern Europe; and marvels at the miracle of Warsaw. He also accepts a cameo role with one of Poland's most famous cabaret groups and drives a steam locomotive.
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