PRESERVE FROM OBLIVION - POLISH CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN THE SOCIAL SPACE OF THE POLES IN PIEDMONT
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Cultural heritage of any nation will aff ect both the supporting national identity, as well as creates collective memory, is shaping it, enriches and makes the material expression. A good example of activity in the fi eld of the protection of the Polish heritage, based on the social, organizational and institutional cooperation is a Polish enclave in Piedmont. Th ere, many of the events recorded in the pages of the history of the two Nations were played. At present, for many Poles in Piedmont in exile a bond with the country of origin is a crucial element of their life. It is expressed in promoting the activities of Polish heritage. It has two main strands. Th e fi rst is to support Polish customs and traditions associated with the celebration of Polish holidays formula - Christmas and Easter. Th ere are parties for children and youth with Polish-Italian and Italian, organized by members of the Italian-Polish organizations Comunità Polacca di Torino.This is associated with the care of the maintenance of the Polish language among children and young people from mixed families. Th e second stream of dissemination of Polish heritage in Piedmont is a project of national historical dimension. Honoring the memory of the events of Polish history offi cially became possible from the period of political transformation in Poland and the socio-political changes in the international arena. Th anks to the cooperation with the city and the region and the Polish diplomatic posts in Italy it is possible to organize a number of important events.
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