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Tatra Mountains, Zakopane, Marzena Skotnicówna and her sister Lida. Tragic death of teenagers in the mountains

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Zakopane was crying. The sisters fell off the wall, one dragging the other into the abyss

Photo: Tatra Museum

Everyone in Zakopane knew them. Crowds came to the funeral to say goodbye to these young sisters. Their mother fell into such despair that the beginning poet Julian Przyboś, who was head over heels in love with one of the girls, took care of organizing the burial. Marzena and Lida Skotnicówny – belonging to a small group of pioneers of women’s mountaineering – fell into the abyss in front of their friends, facing the mountain, before which everyone was trembling at the time.

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