My grandma told me how all those germans in Silesia always knew who was german and who was polish! No mingling, no guessing!
Silesia was once german in case you should have forgotten that...
For a short time only, in case you should have forgotten. You got one thing right; your family were Germans from Silesia. Not Silesians.
Wasn't Liberace a Pole ...?, and someone once told me that Charles Bronson had Polish roots.
Yes he was. As for Charles Bronson, I think he had Lithuanian roots, although I also heard that his parents were polish immigrants.
As for what nationality was Copernicus... Copernicus was living in the territory of Polish Kingdom, he was a subject of a Polish King, many times very vividly expressed his standpoint when it came to polish German conflicts (he as well as his family actively participated in defense of Polish cities against German Teutonic Knights - for example he was in command during the defense of Polish castle in Olsztyn in 1521), almost all scientist and astronomers of his time considered him to be a polish astronomer..... etc... Is this enough Bratwurst?
(And yes Grandpa and Granduncles marched through Poland...two times! LOL)
My Greatgrandfather and grandpa kicked back germans twice out of Poland... that's a tie I guess. LOL