and they would always be derogatory about East Germans, I don't have a clue why!!
The same reason why these people would make derogatory comments about Poles....plain ignorance. *shrugs*
Most of them never put a foot either into Ossi-land nor Poland...which leads me back to Tacitus' and mine main argument that this dislike stems from a lack of actual "knowing" besides hearing bad stuff about a PiS gov in Warsaw.
Germans like to travel around, but still mainly western and southern Europe. Abit more tourism eastwards would change things big in a good way...win-win situation.
Young generation of Poles has mostly right-wing and centre right-wing political views
I used Google to translate this page and it gave out such stuff like this:
...Interestingly, the majority of young people, despite their right-wing outlook, do not support the ruling party, or PiS. This should not come as a surprise, because this party has little to do with the pure right. Therefore, the young would be happy to support the Kukiz'15 group, as many as 27 percent of them, and 19 percent of Janusz Korwin-Mikke's party - Freedom.
That goes against all known surveys and Polls I know off. Korwin-Mikke is an absolute fringe outsider, even between polish nationalists. And what is "pure right"?
That reminds me more about another survey you posted a few days back...that 90% Poles are anti-EU or something like that. Also made by a Korwin-Mikke friendly party...
Frankly, I doubt that!
But I have to agree that it is the likes of Korwin-Mikke who make not only Germans shake their heads about Poland (if that is all they learn about the country and its people).
Korwin-Mikke and his statements like:
Polish politician says women should earn less because 'they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent'
During a discussion about what constitutes rape, he asked: "Raped, what does it mean raped?"
I frankly doubt that 66% of the young Poles would support THAT!