Good, I've met a few guys off the board,
I think we should meet up, get a beer, and talk about the jews.
also looking for a flat there.......plus we do have to try and reverse the flow of Polish to Ireland.....you know...Irish to Poland...!
Lol, good luck with that.
Poland is at its moment of re-awakening...it won't be easy, said this many times before, but if Polish people hold firm to their values, see themselves as equals and engage, then the Polish eagle will soar just as the Celtic tiger roared!
Yes we must try to make Poland a better place
Gone off thread......I do like to get a feel for the history, particularly this difficult period/relationship between a single race and a single nation.
Many years ago when the Jews were kicked out of European Nations, The King Of Krakow at the time invited the Jews into Poland, saying it was a safe haven for the jews. So many jews came and setteled in different parts of Poland. One place which got a major Kosherizing was a town called Lejzask, which even to this day has a very famous jewish cemetary and a large jewish Population that pilgrimiages to this cemetary every year.
The jews in Poland were always considered outcasts by the Polish people and many Poles disliked them for centuries even this day. There have been many massacres of Jews by the Polish people, especially after the end of WW2. The last Polish President Kwasniewski was in fact an orthodox jew, who changed his name and dropped orthodox clothing so he could become president, if a jew ran for president, nobody would vote for him except the 40,000 jews in Poland. Kwasniewski apologized to the jews for what Poland did to them, even though we saved them from extinction centuries before when they had no home land to go to and many enemies after them. Pope John Paul II who was Polish apologized to the jews for Christian crimes against them, and also i beleive under him it was stated that the jews did not kill Jesus Christ, even though its quite obvious that it was.
Thats a brief history on jews living in Poland