Willa wypoczynkowa w Jurgowie

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W. Skoczylas

 

Spisz (also known as Spiš, Zips or Szepesség) is a region in north-eastern Slovakia and south-eastern Poland (Tatra Mountains). The name Spisz is an informal designation of the territory; Spisz is not an administrative division in its own right.

 

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View from Gałajdówka

 

Polish word zbójnik is not as negative as robber, bandit or highwayman. In folk legends ‘bandits’ are depicted as positive figures – defenders of exploited Highlanders. For lack of a better comparison, we can call them ‘the Robin Hoods of The Carpathians’. The most famous one is Juraj Janosik – a highwayman and a Slovakian national hero. Gałajda was the most famous bandit in the 19th century Spisz. He is a legendary figure for the people of Spisz, and to honor Gałajda a mountain glade Polana Gałajdowa was named after him.

„Gałajdówka” – The House of Gałajda was built in the second half of the nineteenth century by Gałajda’s brothers or his sons. The bandit’s sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren certainly lived here.

 

Historia Gałajdy - Gałajdówka jurgów

Jan Rusnak „Gałajda” (1876-1972) – Gałajda bandit grandson – our great grandfather