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History has always been an important element of life in Poland. Share your reflections on Poland's past. (page 9)
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Polesie Voivodeship before WWI?
11 - Poland is not anti Jews, jews are anti other nation they just getting back what they are giving....

Historyalxmac - 2 Jan 2012 / Marek11111 - 6 Jan 2012
Poland and Orientalism   2   3   4
116 - poland has never been imperialistic in its constitution, that might be viewed as backwoods... it may have...

HistoryDes Essientes - 15 May 2011 / czar - 5 Jan 2012
RAF podcast tells tale of Polish pilots fighting in the Battle of Britain
7 - A very nice documentary about 303 Squadron with modern footage: ...

Historymattm1970 - 13 Oct 2010 / pawian - 28 Dec 2011
Question about land of former Poland/modern Belarus
11 - my grandmother was from belarus when she was born it was under polish occupation and before that apart of...

HistoryEM_Wave - 6 Dec 2011 / alxmac - 27 Dec 2011
Polish painting.....Jan Matejko's titled "Under Arrest"
16 - I really cannot say much in general terms about media published and read by American Polonia, because I...

Historygwrobel - 16 Dec 2011 / boletus - 18 Dec 2011
What proportion of the Polish population collaborated with the Nazis?   2   3   4
119 - Jews in America (as opposed to American Jews) stand at a crossroads. On the one hand, never in our...

HistoryKingAthelstan - 1 Oct 2011 / Lyzko - 14 Dec 2011
Military question (branch of service, POland 1920-30)
4 - You should be lucky aim, those are regimental numbers on their shoulder straps,should be easy to trace from there...

HistoryAim4 - 13 Dec 2011 / isthatu2 - 14 Dec 2011
Was there sex in Poland during communist regime?   2   3
63 - Such books have left heritage....

HistoryNathan - 20 Aug 2010 / southern - 13 Dec 2011
Famous Russian Poles   2   3   4   ...   7   8
225 - Merged: Szymon Tokarzewski on Fyodor Dostoyevsky fellow political prisoner of the Tsar Many people reading Dostoyevsky's major novels,...

HistorySasha - 28 Nov 2008 / Des Essientes - 13 Dec 2011
1937 travel brochure for Poland
15 - Yes thanks, forgot to reply, thanks for the blast from the past. ;)...

HistoryChrisOtto - 3 Nov 2011 / skysoulmate - 11 Dec 2011
Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski
16 - Well I dunno if he did 'a hundred murders before he was even know' like he said. But I'm...

HistoryMcCoy - 4 Jan 2010 / PennBoy - 6 Dec 2011
Gen X Poland '69 – '82,
22 - agreed. lucky vikings... smart woman, your wife. just kiddin about the mask, but maybe...

HistoryHavok - 25 Nov 2011 / sascha - 26 Nov 2011
Do polish people know that some of them fought a war against the United States?   2
60 - Read a great article on the period recently. Il try to find a link. Whaaaaaaat is...

Historyroca - 16 Nov 2011 / RevokeNice - 24 Nov 2011
Greatest Polish and Slavic scientists, their discoveries, inventions and achievements
13 - M.Marić- Einstein was physicist not physician, hard working day, english deteriorates, my apologies.... No, but he was...

HistoryCrow - 3 Nov 2011 / Natasa - 24 Nov 2011
Polish Military Medals, WWI era found in Detroit
9 - Not an expert whatsoever. I'm aware of the many fakes which is why something from an estate in the...

HistoryAirCorpsHJS - 15 Aug 2011 / skysoulmate - 19 Nov 2011
WWII in Europe could be also understand as Civil War of Slavic world?
10 - through ww2 they found out that sth like europe exists. ignorants, like nowadays. didnt much evolve. ...

HistoryCrow - 23 Aug 2010 / sascha - 15 Nov 2011
Księga Elbl±ska (the Prussian city of Elbing legal document)
8 - Mods: should not this stuff go to History section, rather than to Genealogy, Ancestry? Galloglaich: Thank you for...

HistoryGalloglaich - 10 Nov 2011 / boletus - 13 Nov 2011
Circus in Warsaw 1930's; information for an elderly relative whose family were in that circus
8 - That is so great to know. Do you happen to have any circus archive photos?...

HistoryBBraun - 16 Aug 2011 / beckski - 12 Nov 2011
History of Poland in 10 minutes. Really worth seeing!   2   3   4   5
129 - It was made for Polish EXPOsition in Shanghai. And here is the original version with good soundtrack...

Historybartek212 - 21 Mar 2007 / pawian - 31 Oct 2011
Polish military in 1939 in pictures.   2   3
82 - Does anyone know what numbered tank companies had the FT-17s and where they fought. I am also very...

HistorySokrates - 28 Sep 2009 / Cjay - 24 Oct 2011
Memories of Poland -1978! Not been to Poland since there was a dirty big Wall
3 - Hi i am not sure at the moment a lot depends on how quuckly i can find that Garbus...

Historystash1 - 22 Oct 2011 / stash1 - 23 Oct 2011
Closed: Do Poles really blame Britain for Poland becoming Communist after the war?   2   3   4
104 - You troll may add to that number you deliberately omitted +500 000 troops in underground forces + 20...

HistoryBlue Izzie - 17 Oct 2011 / polmed - 22 Oct 2011
Galileo Galilei and the Polish World
2 - lhldigital.lindahall.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/astro_early&CISOP TR=68&REC=9 a scan of Gallileo Sidereus Nuncius first edition starting on page 17 are observations of positions...

Historyboletus - 19 Oct 2011 / retroDog - 21 Oct 2011
Polish civilization is older than English or French. Why do Poland follow them?   2
49 - sorry to ask u, but do u have any proove for ur bave comment/claim?...

HistoryCrow - 19 Aug 2010 / sascha - 13 Oct 2011
Do you regard the Polish Communist Partizans as heroes?
19 - They organised a few serious military operations against German occupiers. Those who participated can be considered heroes. They...

HistoryKingAthelstan - 1 Oct 2011 / pawian - 1 Oct 2011
Effects of Living under Communism in Poland   2
57 - You should ask yourself if everything you describe can be blamed on communism....

Historypolishmama - 12 Dec 2010 / Ironside - 30 Sep 2011
Resettlement after ww2 (old German houses and buildings still in Poland)
28 - Such houses are sometimes listed, sometimes not. The situation is absolutely chaotic. And even listed houses often get...

Historykie - 28 Sep 2011 / Palivec - 30 Sep 2011
The strange destiny of Antoni Aleksander Iliński   2
32 - Hi mate, If memory serves, this portrait appears in the Osprey Men-at-Arms series of books, in the...

HistoryDes Essientes - 14 Sep 2011 / Ozi Dan - 30 Sep 2011
What are Poland's greatest attributes?
5 - Poland's greatest treasure is the meat. Poland wants the meat, and Poland has the meat. It's all ****** up,...

HistoryClemsonrules - 30 Aug 2011 / quiggle - 29 Sep 2011
Polish bombers over Berlin in 1939?
19 - what difference did it make - I doubt they could have send more than 30 planes in a single...

Historysobieski - 24 Sep 2011 / gumishu - 27 Sep 2011
Poland Lithuania - current relations   2   3   4   5
124 - The character of the HRE was changing throught the ages, you admitted as much yourself so i understand...

HistoryJurgis - 26 Apr 2011 / Sokrates - 24 Sep 2011
Life in Partitioned Poland (Specifically in the Prussian Partition)   2   3   4
118 - Seems to me that knowing how and when the canals & dikes were built, when the industrial revolution started...

HistoryCinnabar - 4 Oct 2010 / elpaso - 14 Sep 2011
Polish historical myths - to break or not to break them?   2   3   4   ...   6   7
201 - I generally try treating people i talk to seriously, unless they're PWEI then i just try to insult them...

Historypawian - 20 Jan 2010 / Sokrates - 11 Sep 2011
15.08.1920 - without Hungarians there would be no miracle at the Vistula - Poles remember
15 - Yes, I agree with you. Despite communism which tried to penetrate into every sphere of life from 1945,...

HistoryMyMom - 15 Aug 2011 / pawian - 5 Sep 2011
Today is the 1st of September (WWII start in Poland)   2   3   4   5
138 - The 72nd anniversary of the start of hostilities for some (31/08, really)....

HistoryMareGaea - 1 Sep 2010 / Seanus - 1 Sep 2011
Question on Poland 1980-82 (the history of Solidarity during the years of 1980 and 1981)
17 - I was in Wroclaw on that day. I was too scared to join the brave ones demonstrating on Plac...

HistoryUS_Rover - 26 Apr 2011 / rybnik - 31 Aug 2011
Has Poland ever participated in any big wars (except WW2)?   2   3
73 - You need to talk to the leader of "Liga Polskich Rodzin", also known as "League of Polish Families" -...

HistoryClemsonrules - 26 Aug 2011 / delphiandomine - 30 Aug 2011
Let's talk about the POLISH ARMY   2
47 - :):):):):) Thanks, I didn`t realise you have such a sophisticated sense of humour....

Historypgtx - 16 Jul 2010 / pawian - 29 Aug 2011
Bad luck of Poland or something else? - constant occupatiuon by different vermin
11 - ishatu2: what kind of a marron are you to sneak a reference to Zaolzie conflict into a thread about...

HistoryCrow - 9 Aug 2011 / MyMom - 26 Aug 2011
Polish contribution to World War II (movie)
4 - For anyone who wants to listen to music connected with WWII, I suggest Sabaton. They are from Sweden and...

HistoryPLpatriot111 - 25 Mar 2011 / Seanus - 21 Aug 2011
My Great Grand father took part in the Battle of Warsaw!   2   3
90 - I refer to Costi's type narrow mindedness that haunts like disease this world. You are an intelligent...

HistoryBorrka - 24 Jul 2010 / Olaf K - 15 Aug 2011
Operation Simoom (the 20 billion dollar deal for Poland)
2 - Money talks, BS walks ;)...

HistoryPennBoy - 13 Aug 2011 / Seanus - 13 Aug 2011
Why did communism in Poland fail?   2   3   4   ...   6   7
182 - My first thought was: bastards patronising us again! But second thought......

HistorySeanBM - 17 Apr 2011 / aoife - 13 Aug 2011
Poland - problem for Germany? (historically continual hostility of German state on Poland)   2
36 - Reality? Reality is relative thing. First serious economic crisis in Germany and we would all face ugly reality ...

HistoryCrow - 11 Sep 2010 / Crow - 7 Aug 2011
Life in Poland in 1800-1900
9 - That was neat. I enjoyed watching it. Now at last I have an Idea of the life my...

Historyserabi - 5 Aug 2011 / nunczka - 5 Aug 2011
Fascinating account by von Moltke-Prussian chief of Staff: Poland: A historical Sketch.
30 - Austrohungary was based on the superiority each folk felt to each other.Austrians considered themselves above all,Czechs thought they are...

Historyhague1cmaeron - 25 Jul 2011 / southern - 5 Aug 2011
1772 – Russia, Prussia and Habsburg Austria began the First Partition of Poland
9 - Talking about simple facts, I think we can all conclude that if the Golden Horde maintained its suzerainty...

HistoryConstantineK - 5 Aug 2011 / hague1cmaeron - 5 Aug 2011
Sabaton 40-1. Poland WW2 (updated with: Uprising)   2
39 - You just blurt out crap without any reference. They boasted about how they could stand up to...

HistoryWarsaw8 - 17 Aug 2008 / Ogorki - 2 Aug 2011
Has Polish king Sobieski become an idol of right wing extremists?
21 - Lots of truth to this one. Roman Catholic Church propaganda....

HistoryBartekM - 25 Jul 2011 / Chicago Pollock - 26 Jul 2011
Defying Germaniztion in 1901 Polish boy writes 'German girls are ugly'   2   3   4   5
128 - The Occupation is not a myth. There is no need to coat trail. I've never...

HistoryPennBoy - 20 Jul 2011 / Barney - 25 Jul 2011
PRUSSIA - Former Vassal of Poland later occupant | Nowadays Germany?
26 - Furthermore, the Prussians weren't even Teutons, but instead Balts. Ironic, huh?...

HistoryMr Grunwald - 25 Apr 2010 / Lyzko - 19 Jul 2011
Closed: Norman Davies - the Brit who loves Poland and becomes one of Us   2   3   4   ...   8   9
250 - Other than not being allowed to form authorized communities I haven't heard of any other rules in Warsaw...

HistoryBabylon - 4 Jan 2007 / Marynka11 - 19 Jul 2011
I'm searching for a movie about Polish-Bolshevik war of 1920
18 - October 2011 - the release of the Polish production whoich look great in the trailer: .....

HistorySpavo - 13 Jun 2008 / pawian - 19 Jul 2011
Polish flag over the Reichstag first?   2   3   4   ...   13   14
399 - I doubt it but its certainly possible after all Russia would not want Poland to steal the glory, right?...

HistoryKevwad - 31 Dec 2010 / MASON - 16 Jul 2011
Worst leader of the PUWP?
3 - Without a doubt....

HistoryRain33 - 15 Jul 2011 / delphiandomine - 15 Jul 2011
Looking for a good book on modern Polish politics
4 - Naomi Kliens book Shock Doctrine has a section on Poland: naomiklein.org/shock-doctrine the book 'free to hate': Free-Hate-Post-Communist-Eastern-Europe/dp/04159 10587 ...

HistoryRain33 - 15 Jul 2011 / milky - 15 Jul 2011
Władysław łokietek? ... Ojców National Park
7 - I remember you. You were the only ones without ropes and other gear. It closes at...

HistoryNojas - 10 Jul 2011 / pawian - 12 Jul 2011
What exactly is Galicia?
4 - I am fairly certain that he is of Polish decent, but yeah i think researching more of his village...

HistoryMarcin 7 - 9 Jul 2011 / Marcin 7 - 9 Jul 2011
Is there any part of Polish history that's at least a bit glorious?   2   3   4   ...   6   7
192 - How did they steal Klose and Podolski? And how did Gutenberg steal printing from the Chinese? Where did...

Historyfrd - 3 Aug 2010 / Palivec - 7 Jul 2011
Polish visas granted after 1989
13 - You're very sweet and very helpful!! :-) I love being helpful. :):):):) All Poles are like that. ...

HistoryJoy1944 - 4 Jul 2011 / pawian - 5 Jul 2011


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