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The Work of Master Stwosz

Poland, 1953 (MIFF 1954, Brush and Chisel)

Director: S. Mozdzenski

One of the world's masterpieces is the famous mediaeval altar of Krakow's Church of St. Mary, completed by the sculptor Stwosz in 1489. During World War 2, the Nazis shipped the altar to Nuremberg. In 1943, it was returned to Krakow and the Polish Government undertook the costly task of restoration.

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