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Poland decides to buy French vacation house of Nobel laureate Marie Curie Updated: 2021-05-14 10:02:37 KST

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Like Winston Churchill's famous quotation, 'a nation that forgets its past has no future', Poland is showing respect for one historic property.
Poland's government decided to buy the former home of Nobel Prize-winning scientists Marie and Pierre Curie, on the southwest outskirts of Paris, saying that it is "part of Poland's history".

"This property was built in 1890 and was Pierre and Marie Curie's holiday destination between 1904 and 1906. They came here at weekends, Easter holidays, Summer holidays."

The 120 square meter house is priced at more than 950-thousand U.S. dollars and is badly in disrepair.
But a local real estate agency said that its peeling wallpaper, original fireplaces and floor tiles are reminiscent of the Curie's time.
One of the first women to study science at the Sorbonne, Marie Curie was born in 1867 in Warsaw and moved to Paris in 1891.
In 1903, Marie, her husband and a French scientist won a Nobel Prize in Physics for their studies on radioactivity.
In 1911, Marie Curie added another Nobel Prize, this time in Chemistry, for discovering radium and polonium, naming the latter after Poland.
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