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European Union to learn facts "WW2 Polish expellees" 70 years later?

celinski 31 | 1,258  
6 Mar 2008 /  #1
WW2 Polish expellees on display at the European Parliament

The exhibition is on display at the European Parliament building.The
European Parliament is hosting an exhibition on expulsions of Poles
between 1939 and 1945. The event gives an excellent opportunity to
present unknown facts to the European public.

'There is a lot of ignorance about the fate of Poland during the 20th
century and particularly during the Second World War. This gap is
filled with absurd stereotypes. Therefore the main goal of this
exhibition is to make Europeans more familiar with Polish history.'

Has there ever been a country that the history has been silenced, denied, ignored for 70 years? Millions of people have not been added to the price paid in Poland 1939-45, the people I speak of are the ones born right there. Is it guilt (countries that did not help), or fear of paying compensation, having to face lie's that were told for 70 years?

I am shocked that this is not front page headline, numbers will alter history books and the full truth will be told. Did Poland's Army flee the country due to lack of love for Poland? Or did they loose the very country they fought to protect?

Carol, USA
boru 2 | 5  
7 Mar 2008 /  #2
Wouldn't it be better to have a travelling show or to use the excellent film A forgotten Odyssey given as much PR as for other national sections or religions in schools in Europe. I fear the EU Parliament is a graveyard itself and just gives lip service to an inconvenient truth.

Or cynically, as Mr Sarkozy has given up the French being nasty to the US and the West, in particular the EU, have let the Russians back in the game by interfering with a nation state called Serbia. They now are finding good reasons to remember how the Poles were treated and by whom. We can thank the West and look at the threat in the East! The EU needs a new bogeyman to keep the middle aged engaged. They have the young in tow by saving the world. They also need to re educate their Parliamentary members to remember that they do not belong to the Comintern.

See I distrust the EU!!!!
OP celinski 31 | 1,258  
7 Mar 2008 /  #3
"A forgotten Odyssey" or "The Other Truth" yes it would be great if Jagna Wrights work was included and that the presentation be set up within Poland itself as well. I would love to see more on this presintation and what it fully consists of. It did not show a date, maybe there will be follow up.

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