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Janusz Korczak Year in Poland - a genuine Polish hero versus the namiotists


sobieski 107 | 2,128
9 Sep 2012 #1
I walked today on Krakowskie PrzedmieĊ›cie - with half of Warsaw so it seemed - and enjoyed a fine open-air exposition about Janusz Korczak. And 200 m. further on stood that ugly namiot.

Couldn't there be a bigger contrast? Janusz Korczak, a genuine Polish hero versus the namiotists.
Btw they were distributing free copies of gazeta polska...if a rag does not sell....I took one. Our cat will be grateful :)
jon357 71 | 20,410
9 Sep 2012 #2
2012 is Janusz Korczak Year. There have been visits to the palace at Mezenin, exhibitions of photos and there's currently a little about him in the Masonic section of the Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw.

A true Polish hero. Those crazies with megaphones in the tent are just an embarrassment and typical of nothing.
Ironside 51 | 11,339
9 Sep 2012 #3
What contrast are you talking about? He is death. Who or What are namiotists ?Are you talking about Jewish celebrations?
sob your come back is amazing, you are even stupider then before - I would have though that impossible!
pawian 187 | 17,898
9 Sep 2012 #4
Our cat will be grateful :)

Do you also shred newpspapers for cat litter?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
9 Sep 2012 #5
Janusz Korczak, a genuine Polish hero

Korczak is - to say the least - one of the greatest heroes in Polish history.

Btw they were distributing free copies of gazeta polska

These guys distributing it are great fun, they routinely abuse people who don't take copies in Poznan. Their leader is a particularly nasty gentleman who doesn't take too well to being laughed at during one of his regular protests.
1jola 14 | 1,879
10 Sep 2012 #6
Another great thread by the Belgian "Sobieski." I hope you are not a typical representative of the Belgian education system.

Could you please contrast Witold Pilecki with your friends from Antifa next?
1jola 14 | 1,879
10 Sep 2012 #8
No, I'm up early because I work, Gastarbeiter..
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
10 Sep 2012 #9
Another great thread by the Belgian "Sobieski." I hope you are not a typical representative of the Belgian education system.

I am actually a good example of the Flemish education system, having spent my early years in Jesuit college...:)

Korczak is a genuine Polish hero. The duck is a pathetic joke.
jon357 71 | 20,410
10 Sep 2012 #10
It's very sad that a thread about Dr Korczak, a true hero and one if the greatest Poles of the Twentieth Century who gave his life to stay with the children in his charge (and he was a remarkable guy anyway, even before the war) should be hijacked by extreme right wing individuals who would denigrate his achievements and bravery, people who are the very opposite of all he stood for.
Ironside 51 | 11,339
10 Sep 2012 #11
one of the greatest heroes in Polish history.

debatable!
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
10 Sep 2012 #12
It's very sad that a thread about Dr Korczak, a true hero and one if the greatest Poles of the Twentieth Century who gave his life to stay with the children in his charge (and he was a remarkable guy anyway, even before the war) should be hijacked by extreme right wing individuals who would denigrate his achievements and bravery, people who are the very opposite of all he stood for.

When they achieve a 10% of what Korczak did, then they can talk.

debatable!

Not debatable. He wouldn't get a whole year named after him with a multitude of organised events if it wasn't every bit as good as he was.

He was even greater than A S Milne, in my book.
p3undone 8 | 1,135
10 Sep 2012 #13
Delphiandomine,what are namiotists?
Harry
10 Sep 2012 #14
It's very sad that a thread about Dr Korczak, a true hero and one if the greatest Poles of the Twentieth Century who gave his life to stay with the children in his charge (and he was a remarkable guy anyway, even before the war) should be hijacked by extreme right wing individuals who would denigrate his achievements and bravery, people who are the very opposite of all he stood for.

It is sad, but it's not in the slightest bit surprising, given that the man in question was a Jew.
jon357 71 | 20,410
10 Sep 2012 #15
Surely not, since Dr Korczak didn't practise that particular religion (he was a keen Theosophist, popular in Poland at the time) and was a true Polish patriot. Quite a complex person. I was lucky enough to meet a lady, now dead, who'd known him back in the 1930's. He sounds a complex character.
Ironside 51 | 11,339
12 Sep 2012 #16
Not debatable. He wouldn't get a whole year named after him with a multitude of organised events if it wasn't every bit as good as he was.

Your argument doesn't hold the water. Kim Jung-IL wouldn't get a whole batch of statues of himself if he wasn't as good as he was - right or wrong?

A genuine Polish hero - Maximilian Kolbe, Witold Pilecki. What makes you think that Korczak could be compared with them?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
12 Sep 2012 #17
Your argument doesn't hold the water. Kim Jung-IL wouldn't get a whole batch of statues of himself if he wasn't as good as he was - right or wrong?

Trying to compare King Jung-Il to Korczak is low, even by racist Polonia standards.

A genuine Polish hero - Maximilian Kolbe, Witold Pilecki. What makes you think that Korczak could be compared with them?

Korczak was every bit their equal - may I remind you that Korczak was willing to fight for Poland in WW2, let alone his extraordinary (for those times) activities with children? And let's not forget that he was a veteran of both World War I and the Polish-Soviet war.

You really could let your anti-semitism go, just this once?
Ironside 51 | 11,339
12 Sep 2012 #18
Trying to compare King Jung-Il to Korczak is low, even by racist Polonia standards.

You should admit that your "argument" was "low" instead of pretending to be slow. (I mean you are slow but not that slow)

He was hero, no doubt, but such heroes like him were counted in thousands at the time and place.

Korczak was every bit their equal - may I remind you that Korczak was willing to fight for Poland in WW2, let alone his extraordinary (for those times) activities with children? And let's not forget that he was a veteran of both World War I and the Polish-Soviet war.

His behavior was a norm for that class of Poles at the time.

You really could let your anti-semitism go, just this once?

There you go! Was his alleged Jewishness deciding factor in you putting him on the pedestal?
Harry
12 Sep 2012 #19
Did Polonia really just compare a Polish hero to a Korean dictator? Really?!
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
12 Sep 2012 #20
Does it surprise you in the slightest? Then again, Polonia know best.

He was hero, no doubt, but such heroes like him were counted in thousands at the time and place.

If there were thousands, why don't they have years dedicated to them? Korczak was a Polish patriot, he was ahead of his time (still is, actually - many of his ideas are still seen as too progressive) and his loss was a great loss for Poland.

His behavior was a norm for that class of Poles at the time.

I don't recall Poles at that time trying to give children their own voice - and listening to them. The II RP education system in the whole was based very much around "sit down, shut up" - as witnessed by the huge influence that the Church had on education.

There you go! Was his alleged Jewishness deciding factor in you putting him on the pedestal?

Jewishness? The guy was a Polish hero.


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