PolishedHeart 1 | - 1 Jul 2019 #1Hello friends, I'm a polish teen living on an island on the rightmost corner on the map, New Zealand. There's not a lot of us here but thankfully I still have a lot of family whos close. I've always been proud and curious about my history, My dad is 100% polish and his grandfather fought for 6 years in WWII. He was then asked to pick a place to live and chose NZ, where he met my future grandmother, who was in Poland as well when the Russians And Germans met halfway, forcing her and her mother to board the trains where the experience so traumatizing she had to pick her own birthday as she simply didn't know. It's crazy they both made it out alive, then conceived my to be father, it just baffles me to think about the odds that I'm alive today. Down at a polish museum near me, there is my grandmother's name written on the survivors who made it out and stayed at the Iranian palace with the king at the time. But enough about me, I had a genuine question that always baffled me whenever I hear about WWII history in school or the likes that Hitler described poles as 'half-jews' and even gave them half the star symbol the Israelis have on their flag. Looking at my dad, he is a textbook of what Hitler finds to be 'superior' (going off his twisted beliefs) which is just the blonde, blue eyes and the like. And I know that not all Poles are the same, but when I look back at Polish lineage that we come from Nordic and Slovic backgrounds I don't see the difference. Was it because Poland was between Russia and Germany and blocking the path, or was it because Hitler just wrote us off because of the jew population in Poland at the time, and said hey **** it group them both together. I'm sorry if this breaks any rules or the like - i've just been reading a lot about polish history (that and playing the witcher) and was curious. Sto lat!