Fresh bread symbolizes home, warmth, and security. Such things help repair and heal humanity.
Since the Russian troops left the area of Bucha and the true extent of the atrocities committed there have come to light, the city has become tragically known as one of the bloodiest sites of the war in Ukraine. The city is now reckoning with destruction, survivors’ trauma, and a grim body count.
Jacek Polewski is a Polish baker who was struck by what he saw on the news. He made a bold decision: to leave his bakery in Poznan (Poland) and set off for Bucha, to set about making bread to distribute to survivors. He told Polskie Radio: