we used to buy a lot of East European produce as my Dad felt bad for the people and wanted to give them a bit of money
Most PRL product had "Made in USSR" sign on it, and their sell supported Russia more than Poland.
would you have prefered if we'd boycotted Eastern Block produce instead to show our support?
in 1981 we didn't truly know the scale of the food shortages in Poland, and Dad now says that if he'd known he would have had a serious dilemma about buying Polish food
I'm not sure if it would made much a difference for us, but the Idea itself was very noble. I wish people knew then about it...
Very supportive gesture, no matter how it worked.