So why is there so much animosity against Poles?
It has no logic and no cause
I will tell you an example.When I was a child in the '80s I used to go to summer camps where many children went.We stayed there one month,went everyday for swimming in the sea,then played football or basketball the rest of the day.
One day I saw some tall men with moustache in the camp.They spoke a strange language.Then I saw them in uniform which is quite uncommon and they were standing near the toilets with cleaning equipment,so they were probably toilet cleaners.
Their appearance,tall men with moustache and the way they stood were in absolute contrast to their work,it was hilarious and frightening at the same time.
Then I met their children.One was called Bolek which was very unusual name.They also had round heads and were blond.
When we played football against these children,I felt a first known,deep,primitive hatred towards them.I could not tolerate their presence.Their whole appearance seemed to me provocative,disgusting,they were different.I wanted to beat these children and spit on their fathers.
This was my first experience with Poles and I guess many English feel the same.
If you do not know enough about Slavs to like them,they cause a counter reaction,you hate them without being able to describe why.
Let's say you hate them because they are different and autonomous.This is the right expression I think.They are autonomous,they stand for themselves and natives cannot tolerate that.