I am not sure wether this is even true, I can only speak from my experience and knowledge and it might be wrong. So sorry in advantage if I said something false!
However, as far as I am informed, both, Germany and Russia invaded Poland, both treated them badly and both were rather brutal back in the days. Poland got suppressed by both nations, right?
But whenever I get to talk with Polish people, they seem to see Russians as their brothers and even feel connected with them. I think, whatever happened, they forgave the Russians and have sympathy for them.
However, when it comes to Germans, there is always this negative vibe. I can understand that, even though it all is past, many still will feel some bitter aftertaste maybe because of stories of their grandparents and so on. A Pole even said to me he doesn't get how I can be a nice person and yet be a German-speaker. I mean it was just a joke of him, but you get the idea.:)
So I wonder why Poles forgave Russia but not Germany, when both used to be brutal nations. Is there something important in the history of the relations with those two that I missed? Or is it not even true and I just have a wrong impression? I welcome any kind of information
Thanks for your time reading this:)