or acknowledged as true
But it is. I remember my grandmother telling me that when Home Army shot a German officer,
people would just shrug their shoulders thinking that AK were just doing their job (unless the
officer was a prominent one like Kutschera), but when AK shot a local collaborator, people
would dance with joy. Szmalcownicy and other collaborators were seen as much worse danger
than occupying Germans and also were hated and despised more (as they were our own who
went bad and betrayed their own people.) Common knowledge. I don't know what all the fuss
Nie chcom - ale powinnom.
W tym temacie, że tak, prawda, powiem jestem za a nawet przeciw, bo nie otake Polske żem walczyłem.
* Alliance College, Pennsylvania – 1981
* Columbia University – 1981
* Catholic University, Louvain – 1981
* MacMurray College, Illinois – 1982
* University of Notre Dame – 1982
* Providence College – 1981
* St. Senis University, Paris – 1982
* Seton Hall University – 1982
* L'Université de Paris – 1983
* Harvard University – 1983
* Fordham University – 1984
* University of Dundee, Scotland – 1984
* McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – 1989
* Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada – 1989
* Gdansk University – 1990
* Copernicus University, Torun, Poland – 1990
* Connecticut State University – 1996
* Universidad Anahuac del Sur, Mexico City – 1996
* Universidad del San Salvador, Buenos Aires – 1997
* Universidad de Mendoza, Mendoza – 1997
* Korea University (hon. prof.)
* Seul – 1997
* Meiji University, Tokyo – 1997
* Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri – 1998
* Lynn University, Miami – 1998
* Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania – 1999
* University of Hawaii, Manoa/Honolulu – 1999
* Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
* Middlebury College, Vermont – 2000
* University of Oregon, Eugene – 2001
* Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic – 2001
* Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa – 2001
* Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ – 2001
* University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC – 2002.
* Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada – 2005
And to go with that lot:
* Medal of Merit of the Polish American Congress, 1981
* Nobel Prize, 1983
* International Democracy Award, 1982
* Social Justice Award, 1983
* American Friendship Medal, 1983
* Humanitarian Public Service Medal, 1984
* Pro Fide et Patria Medal, Poland, 1985
* International Integrity Award, 1986
* Liberty Medal, 1989
* Countries of Europe Human Rights Prize, 1989
* Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1989
* George Meany Human Rights Award, 1989
* 1st class Order of Francisco de Miranda, 1989
* Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, 1991
* Grand Cross of Legion of Honour, 1991
* Grand Order of Merit, Italy, 1991
* Cavaliere di Gran Corce decorato di Gran Cordone, Italy 1991
* Honorary Citizen of London, 1991
* Grand Sash of Order of Leopold, 1991
* Order of H.H. Pius XII
* Order of Merit of Federal Republic of Germany
* Order al Merito of Republic of Chile
* National Order of the Southern Cross, Brazil
* Grand Cross of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana of Estonia
* Medal of Independence of the Republic of Turkey
* Military Order of St. James with Swords, Portugal
* Order of Henry of Portugal
* Order of Korea
* Order of the Netherlands Lion of the Netherlands
* Medal of Republic of Uruguay
* Medal UNESCO
* Grand Colar da Ordem da Libertad
* Grand Cross Knight of the Order of Polonia Restituta, 1992 (ex officio)
* Knight of Order of White Eagle, Poland, 1992 (ex officio)
* Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose, Finland, 1993
* Knight of the Swedish Order of the Seraphim, 1993
* Knight of the Danish Order of the Elephant, 1993
* Grand Cross of Order of Merit, Republic Hungary, 1994
* Path for Peace Award, Apostolic Nuncio to the United Nations, 1996
* Freedom Medal of National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, 1999
* International Freedom Award, Memphis, 1999
* Grand Cross of the Order of the White Lion, Czech Republic, 1999
* Pacem in Terris Award, 2001
* Gran Gruz Placa de Oro de la Orden Heraldica do Cristobal Colon, Republica Dominicana, 2001.
* One of A Different View's 15 Champions of World Democracy, 2008
* Legion of Liberty (IPEA).
* Northeastern Illinois University named a campus building Lech Walesa Hall (2009).
No doubt Ironside thinks that this is just more proof that Walesa is an utter ****.
in reality he is just a big gob and an old fool, who just happened to survived the war
Ironside, I appreciate the fact that you don't agree with his points of view ... that's your perogative. But dragging someone as distinguised as him down (although I have to agree he shouts quite a lot when you hear him on tele), is a little cheap. He's had more awards and honours than all of us who ever was on PF combined (times 10). He lived through the Warsaw uprising and, when I read the things he's done, has meant quite a lot for Poland.
yes,but only after going on strike and risking their lives surely?
Hmm ... I wish I could say that. The Dutch railwayworkers refused to take part in the April/May-strike of 1943. They striked from September 1944 until the liberation, when of course, "the damage had already been done"
What counts is intention of questioner, and an obvious intention of that German newspaper was indirect slander of Poles in general, not human nature or individual in particular.
I don't think the journalist had the intention to slander Poles. I read both interviews (and my German is pretty good, since I was born in Germany, raised (also) in German and lived there for several years) and I can't detect andy hidden agenda.
but it was never as bad
as to force people to eat clothes, tableware and furniture.
"Fortunately" the Dutch (even back then) grew tulip bulbs ... :-S