Cristianne Rodrigues
Curator

The saga of the Poles

Tadeu VILANI

Between 1870 and 1914, more than 30,000 Poles settled in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the extreme south of Brazil.

The first Polish immigrants, mainly from rural areas, left the occupied regions of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Arrived in Brazil with Prussian passports, they were immediately sent to areas of “German colonization”. This condition has been a source of conflict and has been a major challenge for the Polish immigrant in building his new life on South American soil.

Despite the difficulties and prejudices it has suffered, the Polish community has developed: in the 1910s, three Polish dailies were published in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, a sign of its importance.

Poland has its place in the Brazilian melting pot, and has not escaped the sensitive eyes of the photographer Tadeu Vilani, who has devoted himself since the 2000s.

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