802% ABOVE THE NORM (Poland, 1940-1960) In the 1950s, at the dawn of Polish socialism, Nowa Huta was thrown up near Cracow. This new Polish city was to be the manifestation of the socialist ideal. The residents were brought there from rural areas in order to work at the Lenin Steel Works, in an environment full of propaganda. Nowa Huta was the model for the birth of a New Pole. Henryk Makarewicz and Wiktor Pental photographed daily life in Nowa Huta, something which was against the rules.