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Relatives' Pictures: Do They Look Polish?


dolnoslask 5 | 1,935    
8 Aug 2018  #31
The pure germanic heritage is immediately recognizable

Yep Germans are past masters when it comes to genetic research, I will take your word for it, My cousin looks like a horse, does that mean he is probably German?
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 8,386    
8 Aug 2018  #32
Only his head? :)

This facial structure doesn't mean he would be German, it means he has a strong germanic heritage...this feature isn't about Germans. You will find it in Scandinavia, in the british isles, France, Poland, more concentrated in central Europe, but not only. Through immigration you find it also in Africa, in South America and of course, the US.
dolnoslask 5 | 1,935    
8 Aug 2018  #33
Only his head? :)

Oh he also had a tail and was called ned.

I will look out for these characteristics next time I am in Gorlitz, to be honest I have found people there to be mostly brown skinned with dark hair and beards, or totally covered in a sheet from head to toe.
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 8,386    
8 Aug 2018  #34
I will look out for these characteristics next time I am in Gorlitz....

Probably Bavarians! :)

No really, it's a germanic feature, not a "german" one...in Germany you would find it mainly in northern Germany. In the South they look usually differently too.
dolnoslask 5 | 1,935    
8 Aug 2018  #35
Bavarians!

Conjours up the thought of hard drinking fun loving party people, or bavarian. motor werken.
Bromberg    
9 Aug 2018  #36
@Bratwurst Boy

Thanks for the reply. I'm relatively sure he is at least a quarter Polish. He actually looks sort of Asian to me, but I don't really think that is unheard of in Eastern Europe. Do you think Jewish ancestry is a possibility also?
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 8,386    
9 Aug 2018  #37
Some eastern european Jews look still semitic (long faces, darker complexion, prominent nose), but most german/western european Jews looked after so many centuries deep assimilation quite european, even germanic! :)
Bromberg    
10 Aug 2018  #38
So you're saying he doesn't look part Jewish? I wouldn't think he is, as Jewish-Christian marriages were not the norm, but I wondered.
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 8,386    
10 Aug 2018  #39
I think it's really hard to point out some "part jewish" feature in a head...and I can't find any. Neither the complexion nor the facial structure points to a traditional jewish heritage. It looks more slavic than anything else if you ask me...
Bromberg    
10 Aug 2018  #40
That makes sense. Thank you very much for your input. I appreciate it.




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