and they decided to have a firemen volunteering team. Good job! Altogether there were 12 girls... so not a huge thing... still. the population of the village is only 300 people from over a thousands in the past.
With No Boys Born in Nearly 10 Years, a Polish Village Finds Fame in Its Missing Males
MIEJSCE ODRZANSKIE, Poland — The mayor is offering a reward for the missing. Scientists want to investigate their absence. And television crews have come searching for answers about a small Polish village’s strange population anomaly.
No boy has been born there in almost a decade.
The detail first attracted the attention of the Polish news media when the village sent an all-girl team to a regional competition for young volunteer firefighters.
“Some scientists have expressed interest in examining why only girls have been born here,” said Rajmund Frischko, the mayor of the commune of Cisek, which includes the village. “I also have doctors calling me from all over the country with tips on how to conceive a boy.”
He said he had just spoken to a retired doctor from central Poland who said that a baby’s sex depended on the woman’s diet, which should be rich in calcium if she wants to have a boy.
TEXT SIZE Aa Aa In a Polish village where no boy has been born for almost ten years, young girls are training for roles usually reserved for men.
The trainee volunteer fire brigade in Miejsce Odrzanskie — in southern Poland near the border with the Czechia — is comprised of only girls, with the youngest firefighter, Maja Golasz, aged just two and a half.
Maja's father and grandfather were both firefighters, explained the young girl's mother, who said that the child would also go on to fight fires for a living.
"There are no boys, so the women need to do the job," said one volunteer firefighter Oliwia Filipczak.
The children perform a number of activities as part of their training, including firefighting drills and first aid. Often, the girls use teddy-bears to practise first aid on.
The lack of male births in the region is a demographic mystery in the rural village. Rajmund Frischko, the county mayor, is now offering a prize to couples that have a son.
Additional sources • Video Editor: Olivier Vigouroux