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History has always been an important element of life in Poland. Share your reflections on Poland's past. (page 2)
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Polish Air Force 1939-45
8 - I have a friend whose (Polish) dad was in RAF. He has a log book. I'll ask if he...

HistoryGuest - 1 Aug 2008 / Trevek - 12 Jun 2016
POLISH IDENTITY-shift from communism to democracy
28 - One of the many reasons that the current regime want to stifle an independent media; basically they want...

Historymrpainte - 3 Nov 2010 / jon357 - 12 Jun 2016
Further Reading Online of Kazamierz III?
2 - The King has a headache. But, you can find satisfaction with good quality Polish sausage links. These have a...

HistoryCas Milosz - 3 Jun 2016 / landofthunder - 11 Jun 2016
Old Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Inheritance, Legitimacy, and Nobility.
8 - I somehow doubt it, to be honest... My mum said that according to a family legend her family...

HistoryPrzybyslaw - 5 Mar 2016 / Paulina - 8 Jun 2016
13 of December - the anniversary of MARTIAL LAW in Poland   2
48 - Greneda... Yes, it is weird that OT Mr B was apparently a highly charismatic bon-viveur with an alarmingly...

Historymiranda - 12 Dec 2007 / Dougpol1 - 24 May 2016
Closed: In Memory of victims, who had their lives cruelly taken at Treblinka Death Camp in Poland   2   3
68 - The only Treblinka thread was closed. So I came here. Great film I watched tonight on local...

Historybeckski - 3 Sep 2010 / nothanks - 19 May 2016
Current Polish-Russian relations.. What do the Poles think? What about PiS?   2
52 - You mean the war crimes that were committed against the Serbs also right?.. Srebnica counts were found to...

HistoryAdrianK9 - 8 Mar 2016 / AdrianK9 - 16 May 2016
POLAND: EASTERN or CENTRAL European country?   2   3   4   ...   34   35
1,034 - All depends who (and how) is measuring... there are at least several other so called 'Centres of Europe' -...

HistoryPolson - 30 Oct 2007 / Jardinero - 12 May 2016
Question about Warsaw Ghetto (shared building?) and Monument
19 - Wait until we start seeing Macierewicz's brownshirts on the streets......

Historyskibum - 23 May 2010 / jon357 - 22 Apr 2016
Digital reconstruction of Warszawa - Miasto Ruin - rebuilding the destroyed Warsaw
29 - Merged: How postwar Warsaw was rebuilt using 18th century paintings A good article in The Guardian's "Stories...

Historypgtx - 28 Jul 2010 / jon357 - 22 Apr 2016
Seeking info on Courland
4 - thank you jon jon this is golden...

HistoryCas Milosz - 21 Apr 2016 / Cas Milosz - 21 Apr 2016
Is 5th partition of Poland possible? What kind? How? When?   2   3
72 - what about Poland's participation to Irak war in order to follow their friend bush? ;) For sure, Poland...

Historypawian - 13 Jan 2013 / InPolska - 9 Apr 2016
Website about Poland's History, would anybody like to contribute?
5 - Poland has had quite a few enemies through the years, Germans, Russians, Ukrainian and Lithuanian nationalists, some Jews (not...

HistoryPolandExplorer - 17 Feb 2014 / Lwow Eagle - 8 Apr 2016
History of two Neighbors: Poland - Germany Interrelations
4 - Absolutely. I wouldn't say "really common", but for instance - the Poznan Voivodship (province) in 1921 had 7.6%...

HistorySkacia - 6 Apr 2016 / delphiandomine - 7 Apr 2016
Association of Lovers of Lwów and Southeastern Kresy
19 - "Those educated under the communists don't know much about history" I can second that, the commies stole my...

HistoryLwow Eagle - 3 Apr 2016 / dolnoslask - 4 Apr 2016
Sarmatism in Poland   2   3   4
105 - Actually more of it from here - historyfiles.co.uk/ yes some of the maps and quotes I got from Wiki.......

HistoryLukasz - 8 Mar 2008 / AdrianK9 - 4 Apr 2016
Role of Serbian medieval cavalry in formation of Polish hussars
21 - Interesting...

HistoryCrow - 29 Oct 2009 / Fluffypanda - 1 Apr 2016
What connects Poland with Vlad Impaler or to say Vlad Tepes or simple Dracula   2
41 - See, there would be order in Europe, again....

HistoryCrow - 1 Jul 2009 / Crow - 24 Mar 2016
Should Poland organize March of the Living in Volhynia and Eastern Lesser Poland?
19 - There could be no "revival" for something that was novel, and not accepted by many of the people others...

HistoryMyMom - 24 Aug 2011 / Lwow Eagle - 9 Mar 2016
Russian Labor Camps pre-WWII (in the regions of Poland)
7 - Merged: People from Poland interned to Vorkuta during WW2 Is anybody aware of records with names of...

HistoryGoszcz - 28 Feb 2012 / BobM - 8 Mar 2016
Role of Poland's PSK (Women's Auxiliary Service) in WWII
4 - Polish women at 2nd Polish Corp in Puglia: Base 316 Transport Company (polish women) was in Palagianello, near Taranto....

Historylneri - 28 Dec 2013 / Gianluca - 5 Mar 2016
Cars made in Poland - during communist and post-communist times
8 - Not sure kpc21 - this was before my times. Communism in Poland was quite different right after WW2, different...

HistoryAdrianK9 - 29 Feb 2016 / AdrianK9 - 1 Mar 2016
Jan Potocki On Ancient Slavic History.
3 - My great grandfather is a Potocki. He immigrated to America on July 22, 1914 under a different name. His...

HistoryDes Essientes - 3 Apr 2011 / jschladil1 - 1 Mar 2016
Teaching our kids about Poland's History   2
57 - Little something me and friends from Choir decided to play at the end of the Mass because of the...

HistoryWlazski - 19 May 2006 / goofy - 28 Feb 2016
Do Polish people in general dislike Russia or Germany more?   2   3   4   5   6
171 - I personally think that people who DISLIKE an entire nation ( which of course also includes the people living...

Historysamsungkorea - 8 Feb 2012 / Labrador - 23 Feb 2016
Chance of Lwów once again became coming part of Poland   2   3   4   ...   11   12
340 - All of Europe denied the concept of self-determination of people before WWI. Then after WWII, half of Europe...

HistoryCzarnkow1940 - 5 Mar 2010 / Lwow Eagle - 18 Feb 2016
Why is the Diary of Saint Sister Faustina Kowalska still unknown to Polonia and other countries?
29 - I've been to Medjugorje, too. At that time (1990s) the town was pretty well developed in the economic sense....

HistoryPol attorney - 15 Feb 2016 / Ziemowit - 17 Feb 2016
Who is this communist Polish man?
3 - Miner uniform perhaps ? Something like this: lubin.pl/files/newsphotos/5860656b4b0439156ab551efeaa66697.jpg...

Historyadrienne - 17 Feb 2016 / G (undercover) - 17 Feb 2016
Poland unit in England - can anybody recognize this military uniform?
10 - Hi JGriff, There was a forum member named "Lacznosci" who set up a website that had some...

Historyikla - 6 Aug 2013 / Ozi Dan - 17 Feb 2016
"Poland's Concentration Camp" ??   2   3   4   ...   19   20
571 - IS please, you evidently have no idea. It takes little or nothing to set the media off on...

Historyscorpio - 5 May 2008 / jon357 - 16 Feb 2016
A Polish Town in Turkey. Who Knew?
9 - it is not an active thread in this forum but for those still interested there is a webpage of...

Historyjasondmzk - 29 Mar 2013 / merogluj1 - 13 Feb 2016
Religion Of Children From Interfaith Marriages In The Kresy areas of Poland
3 - Thank you for this. Joyce focuses mostly on Roman Catholic and Orthodox relations. She does note that...

HistoryLwow Eagle - 31 Jan 2016 / Lwow Eagle - 1 Feb 2016
Why did Russia attack Poland in WW2?   2   3   4   5   6
178 - Merged: Russia is an aggressor again?! youtube.com/watch?v=cHfBIO-alTI...

Historypolak123 - 10 Apr 2011 / Crnogorac3 - 27 Jan 2016
Polish martyrology during WW2 - today`s monuments   2
54 - Exactly, well put, my thoughts exactly. Most Polish will agree with you and most of those who know...

Historypawian - 14 Oct 2010 / Ktos - 25 Jan 2016
The ethics of buying PRL products. Tax?
4 - pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historia_podatk%C3%B3w_w_Polsce#System_podatkowy_Polski_Ludowej -> some here although it doesn't seem to be clear. Generally in PRL times government owned most of...

HistoryTim Bucknall - 4 Feb 2013 / G (undercover) - 20 Jan 2016
Poland's Crowns jewels - what happened to them?
2 - they were robbed and re-smelted by the Prussians in the late 18th century (in the time of partitions of...

HistoryBrytyjskiPolak - 12 Jan 2016 / gumishu - 12 Jan 2016
What do Polish think of Gen. Pilsudski?
12 - Merged: Piłsudski-what would you do? Out of all leaders Poland ever had, as most people agree, the greatest...

Historyylzmichal - 9 Mar 2013 / BrytyjskiPolak - 11 Jan 2016
Why did Hitler kill so many Jews in Poland?   2   3   4   ...   8   9
261 - Now or pre-Shoah? Nowadays, just like anyone living anywhere in Europe. Before the war however when the...

HistoryWroclaw Boy - 21 Mar 2010 / jon357 - 8 Jan 2016
Which countries are Polands friends, which are Polands enemies?   2   3
69 - A lot of pointless butthurt in this thread. Most of it seems to be ego-stroking BS. Note: we don't...

HistoryMememe - 10 Apr 2012 / ButtCarcass - 7 Jan 2016
WWII & LEKAWICA TARNOW COUNTY
2 - You are right, there doesn't seem to be much on the net about it. In this link under XX...

Historyszemula - 4 Jan 2016 / Chemikiem - 4 Jan 2016
Rajmund Kaczyński not in PZPR   2
43 - Now, at the time it was the only place in Warsaw that some pre-war intelligencia were living in...

HistoryPolonius3 - 29 Dec 2015 / Ironside - 30 Dec 2015
How much Poles trust to France?   2
48 - It's no breaking news...

HistoryCrow - 13 Mar 2011 / Monicamonica - 29 Dec 2015
2nd Polish Corps Monte Cassino Commemorative Cross - can numbers be attributed?
8 - Stephen:My father also left me his medals, he also had the Monte Cassino Cross , I am sure you...

Historygreek2me - 7 Apr 2010 / dolnoslask - 27 Dec 2015
Greater Poland Uprising (1918-1919)
6 - Merged: 97th Anniversary of Greater Poland Uprising (Powstanie Wielkopolskie) 97 years ago another uprising started- it was different...

HistoryPoznan - 24 Oct 2008 / RubasznyRumcajs - 27 Dec 2015
Poles and (Polish) Jews... Victims of war... and beyond   2   3   4   ...   8   9
244 - Merged: Forgotten: millions of dead Polish victims (non-Jews) of WWII Lest we forget, the world beyond Poland and...

Historyirishlodz - 11 May 2010 / Ktos - 24 Dec 2015
Good books and games about the PRL (Polish People's Republic)
6 - Merged: Kolejka - a fun and absurd boardgame about PRL (Polish People's Republic) Kolejka (Queue) is...

Historydelphiandomine - 9 Apr 2013 / Borsukrates - 17 Dec 2015
Ordinary Polish people who collaborated with the Communist authorities?
28 - Of course he thinks that, because he doesn't want to admit that he wasn't actually there. ...

HistoryBren - 22 Mar 2014 / delphiandomine - 14 Dec 2015
Where was this picture taken? (PZPR congress)
6 - Isn't that the same place they have the Disney on Ice thing? Looks familiar!...

Historydelphiandomine - 9 Dec 2015 / Polsyr - 9 Dec 2015
Is there a historical Polish business/company registry? (Szczekociny - early 1900's or late 1800's)
2 - Maybe not much help but the Szczekociny Municipality website has some historic draft of the town and a few...

HistoryKMConan - 3 Dec 2015 / Looker - 3 Dec 2015
Massacre of Polish Soldiers at Winniza in WW2?
5 - Just to add that, as noted by Kate Brown in her excellent work about the Kresy "A Biography Of...

HistoryOzi Dan - 22 May 2013 / Chris R - 23 Nov 2015
Terrible past for the Jews in Poland?   2   3   4   ...   17   18
531 - Taking your relatively coherent arguments one at a time, Ironside, I'd like to say that "anti-semitism" has to be...

Historywolf - 6 Mar 2012 / Lyzko - 21 Nov 2015
Poland's society at communism and socialism time
12 - Still happens, but from what I gather, these resorts operate mainly for the benefit of the big bosses...

Historywawa_marek - 16 Nov 2015 / delphiandomine - 17 Nov 2015
WWII - Battle of Britain and Poles   2   3   4
104 - I'm sorry I can't help with details of your request for info. I can say that both my parents...

HistoryDel boy - 14 Jul 2008 / Billy9999 - 13 Nov 2015
Film "Wałęsa" - historical reality vs myth - controvercies   2
35 - Milky :Yes, worry now for sure. Please expand i am interested...

Historypawian - 19 Jun 2013 / dolnoslask - 12 Nov 2015
Poland's King Jan III Sobieski - the stopper of Turkish Janissaries!   2   3
64 - Wow, such a well produced video just to show a army that slaughter innocent Assyrians, Kurds and Armenians...

Historyturkishfriend - 13 Sep 2007 / Levi - 12 Nov 2015
What do nations of the world owe to Poland and Polish people?   2
58 - I am grateful for the winged horseman...

Historypawian - 8 Sep 2012 / Nazigeorge - 10 Nov 2015
70th anniversary of 1943 Wołyń/Volhynia and Eastern Galicia Massacre - controvercies   2   3   4
100 - I have to wonder what post 92 has to do with the threads title? That is clearly off-topic. ...

Historypawian - 20 Jun 2013 / Ironside - 9 Nov 2015
How come Polonization never works?   2   3
87 - You are justifying genocide, disgusting scum. Because of something that allegedly happened centuries earlier... ? Do you also...

Historybigfoot - 28 Oct 2015 / G (undercover) - 9 Nov 2015
What was better in Poland under communism?   2   3
67 - Konrad Kołodziejski writing in Rzeczpospolita reminds us of one advantage of having been in the Soviet bloc that...

HistoryPolonius3 - 22 Sep 2010 / Polonius3 - 7 Nov 2015
"I was more afraid of fellow Poles than Nazi German Officers", says Bartoszewski   2   3   4   5
130 - Of course not. Right is a moral/ethical term, social Dawinism is a physical/biological concept which has nothing to...

HistoryStu - 2 Mar 2011 / Polonius3 - 1 Nov 2015


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