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Relatives' Pictures: Do They Look Polish?


dolnoslask 5 | 1,982    
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 | 8,870    
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 | 1,982    
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 | 8,870    
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 | 1,982    
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 | 8,870    
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 | 8,870    
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.
OP Nickidewbear 20 | 554    
9 Sep 2018  #41
Bromberg, look up Anusim, B'nei Anusim, and atDNA.

Incidentally, "Foszko" is a variant of "Foczko" and "Focko", correct? (Just double checking) By the way, this is a picture of relative Dalma Foczko

Foczko

What caught my eye here is that she kind of looks like Catherine Zeta Jones, who probably looks a good deal like Michael Douglas after almost 18 years of marriage. Also by the way, she looks Ashkenazi Jewish, right? Or does she look more Polish or otherwise Slavic?
Bromberg    
26 Sep 2018  #42
Anusim are forcibly converted Jews? Do you think my ancestor looks Jewish? I have no reason to think he is, but with an unknown grandfather, anything is possible.
OP Nickidewbear 20 | 554    
26 Sep 2018  #43
Yep Germans are past masters when it comes to genetic research

That is not funny at all.

Do you think my ancestor looks Jewish?

He doesn't have to look Jewish to be Jewish. atDNA plays a significant role in this. Also, see "Anusim" on Jewish Virtual Library's website.
Bromberg    
27 Sep 2018  #44
Well, no, looks aren't always reflective of reality. I was just wondering what inspired your comment. I have nothing to go on but his looks at this point. Hopefully, I can take a DNA test sometime in the future. That may give me a clue.



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